In a finding that should surprise exactly no one with any critical faculties remaining, it turns out that the replacement for BPA used in “BPA-free” plastic — BPS (Bisphenol S) … [Read full article]
David Bakke, a writer based in Atlanta, shares tips for saving money and saving the environment on Money Crashers Personal Finance. Here’s a guest piece from him: If you think of … [Read full article]
Here’s some good news for a change: BPA can no longer be included in sippy cups and baby bottles in the US! From sister site Eat Drink Better: After … [Read full article]
A new study has found very high levels of lead, BPA, phthalates, and other toxic chemicals in new gardening hoses and gardening equipment. Over 200 hoses, gloves, knee pads, … [Read full article]
I had the idea to do this cartoon last October after reading this article on EcoSnobberySucks. But when I read in the latest issue of Mother Jones Magazine that Komen … [Read full article]
Plastic — it is everywhere and, while it has helped humanity in some ways, it is also wreaking havoc on ecosystems and organisms around the world (including humans). Here is an interesting infographic with some stunning and disturbing information on how much plastic we use, what problems it’s linked to, plastic in the ocean, BPA, and plastic’s ridiculously long lifespan. The most interesting line of the infographic, in my opinion, is this one: “every piece of plastic made still exists today.” But, really, there’s a ton of interesting info here:
Some good green living stories from around from the past week….
Yes, it’s as ridiculous as it sounds. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is so pro chemical, so bought by the chemical industry, that it would rather have chemicals in our plastic that cause penis deformations than go against the chemical industry. Furthermore, it is so interested in protecting the interests of this industry that it has decided to lobby Congress to keep regulations off its precious money-maker.
Jessica Alba is apparently a really green gal from what I’ve read. And she showed that last week in D.C. when she “joined leading public health experts on Capitol Hill… to ask key Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S. 847), recently introduced by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).” She was there in her role as a spokesperson for the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition.
BPA is all around us, in low levels at least, but there are ways to reduce the unnecessary BPA exposures to your baby when it counts the most.
More on BPA… BPA Ban Blocked from Food Safety Bill Bisphenol A linked to diabetes, heart disease in humans BPA wikipedia site …and E. coli Long-Term Effects of E-Coli Food … [Read full article]
Yes, as many have hypothesized for a long time, there is plenty of conclusive evidence that breast cancer is linked to things in our everyday environments. The Breast Cancer Fund’s … [Read full article]
Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation announced the winners of the 16th annual Heinz Awards a couple weeks ago. 10 innovative individuals addressing critical environmental challenges of our time … [Read full article]