Archive | air pollution

In Fracking Fight, a Worry About How Best to Measure Health Threats



(Guest post by by Naveena Sadasivam  for ProPublica, April 1, 2014, 12:43 p.m.) There are more than 6,000 active gas wells in Pennsylvania. And every week, those drilling sites generate scores of complaints from the state’s residents, including many about terrible odors and contaminated water. How the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection handles those complaints has worsened […]

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New Gas and Auto Pollution Standards Will Clean Our Air, Protect Our Health and Save Money



(Here’s an important news update from our friends at the NRDC. We here at Non-Toxic Kids are delighted to hear that the EPA is taking action to better protect families from air pollution. These new standards will save lives and improve wellness for children across the country.) The Environmental Protection Agency’s new standards for gasoline […]

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Why I’m going to the MomsRising and EPA Teleconference and TwitterChat



(First posted at MomsRising.org. This event is TOMORROW! Hope you can join us.) The EPA is asking for our input. From people like you and me. Regular parents. They want to know what you think about climate, clean air and child’s health. This week, MomsRising is hosting a teleconference and TwitterChat with none other than Gina McCarthy, […]

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Glade: Stop Keeping Toxic Secrets (you’ve upset Emma and parents everywhere!)



SC Johnson, makers of Glade air fresheners, say they’re committed to transparency: “We know you value transparency, and we’re committed to sharing what’s inside our products.”  Except when it comes to fragrance ingredients. Women’s Voices for the Earth’s product testing shows allergens and hormone disruptors like synthetic musks hiding out in Glade air fresheners. But […]

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