Health + Wellness

New Jersey Congressman Proposes Federal Microbead Ban

New Jersey Congressman Proposes Federal Microbead Ban

Illinois became the first state to ban microbeads less than two weeks ago, but one Congress member figures it’s never too early to spur change on a larger scale. U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would place a federal ban on microbeads, the small plastic particles found in many beauty and cosmetic […]

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    How Big Ag Infiltrated EPA and Made a Mockery of Science

    How Big Ag Infiltrated EPA and Made a Mockery of Science

    Earlier this year, in an exposé in The New Yorker, Rachel Aviv detailed the story of Syngenta, an agribusiness firm that was sued by the community water systems of six states in a class-action lawsuit over the firm’s herbicide atrazine. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Atrazine is the second most commonly used herbicide in the U.S. and is used […]

    New EPA Carbon Standards Give Kids a Fighting Chance

    New EPA Carbon Standards Give Kids a Fighting Chance

    As dire warnings from climate scientists continue to escalate and what were once rare extreme weather events become increasingly common, we at Sierra Club applaud today’s announcement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlining its proposed protections from dangerous carbon pollution from existing power plants. These standards won’t just take a big bite out […]

    New Guide to Flame Retardants in Baby Products

    New Guide to Flame Retardants in Baby Products

    Toxic flame retardants have been making headlines again this year—from a chemical company suing California over its new flame retardant law to Coca-Cola removing chemicals linked to flame retardants from its beverages. Always of concern is the presence of these toxic chemicals in products designed and manufactured for babies, from mattresses to swings—basically the major […]

    Michael Green Takes on Toxic Chemicals

    Michael Green Takes on Toxic Chemicals

    There are 84,000 chemicals in commerce. How can you keep your family safe in light of so many potentially toxic exposures? The truth is, we all have chemicals in our bodies and our bloodstreams. “What’s happening is that there’s an experiment going on, on all of us right now. There’s a big, planned, but uncontrolled […]

    Interactive Map Tracks Factory Farm Operations in Michigan

    Interactive Map Tracks Factory Farm Operations in Michigan

    Today’s large-scale industrial agriculture relies heavily on Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) that house large numbers of livestock in cramped quarters. As has been well documented, violations and questionable—even illegal—practices seem to run rampant on factory farms, the consequences of which have a negative impact on public health and the environment. Center for Food Safety (CFS) […]

    5 Complications From Sitting on Your Toilet

    5 Complications From Sitting on Your Toilet

    Whether this is a foreign concept or one you’re familiar with, squatting to eliminate is in your best interest and using the Squatty Potty is the most convenient, safest way to squat. The only natural defecation posture for a human being is squatting. An ample amount of the western population with normal bowel movements have a difficult time […]

    Health Impacts on Prep Plant Workers From Coal Cleaning Chemicals

    Health Impacts on Prep Plant Workers From Coal Cleaning Chemicals

    Route 3 cuts through the heart of southern West Virginia coal country, but from the road, you might not even know it. Much of the surface mining is above your head, along the ridges of the Appalachian mountains that flank the road. You’re not likely to spot the entrance to an underground mine, either, though […]