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Too many homes are full of icky products with toxic chemicals that can be hazardous to our health and the health of the planet.
Maybe you're constantly wondering what chemicals are in the products that you put on your body or use in your home. Or how to decode those long ingredient lists. Or, most important, why you should have to figure out what's safe to use in the first place!
My friend Bev Thorpe wondered all those things—which inspired her to dedicate her life to reducing chemical pollution at its source by helping companies make safer, non-toxic products.
In the latest installment of The Good Stuff, our monthly podcast, you can listen in on a recent conversation I had with Bev about her work to promote "green chemistry."
Over the past year, The Good Stuff has highlighted solutionaries from around the world: Girl Scouts stepping up to save orangutans from habitat destruction, cooperative worker-owners making business more democratic and kids fighting for more eco-friendly food packaging.
Like all the others, this one's a must-hear. So have a listen or download it for later. Either way, I hope you enjoy this episode of The Good Stuff!
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By Carey Gillam
For the last five years, Chris Stevick has helped his wife Elaine in her battle against a vicious type of cancer that the couple believes was caused by Elaine's repeated use of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide around a California property the couple owned. Now the roles are reversed as Elaine must help Chris face his own cancer.
The last 50 years have been brutal for wildlife. Animals have lost their habitats and seen their numbers plummet. Now a new report from a British conservation group warns that habitat destruction and increased pesticide use has on a trajectory for an "insect apocalypse," which will have dire consequences for humans and all life on Earth, as The Guardian reported.
By Jake Johnson
A Greenpeace report released Tuesday uses a hypothetical "Smart Supermarket" that has done away with environmentally damaging single-use plastics to outline a possible future in which the world's oceans and communities are free of bags, bottles, packaging and other harmful plastic pollutants.
By Irene Banos Ruiz
Pediatricians in New Delhi, India, say children's lungs are no longer pink, but black.
Our warming planet is already impacting the health of the world's children and will shape the future of an entire generation if we fail to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius (35.6°F), the 2019 Lancet Countdown Report on health and climate change shows.