Earlier this month we reported that ozone-friendly HFA inhalers are to be the norm as CFC-based inhalers are banned. Two chief complaints about this move are that the prices for HFA are much higher and that dose counters
Good news: The ban on CFC-based asthma inhalers is rapidly approaching. Inhalers are going green and by December 31, all inhalers must be powered by hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) instead of the ozone-harming chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
In a baffling case of doublespeak, the world's largest meat processing company Tyson Foods has publicly admitted to injecting chickens with antibiotics—but it's suing the US Department of Agriculture in order
Green space has quantifiable benefits that can help close the 'health gap' between rich and poor, according to a new report by the British medical journal The Lancet. And you don't need to go all the way back to nature to reap the rewards.
Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease are driven largely in part by environmental factors, a study released last week found. The report, Environmental Threats to Healthy Living, is a comprehensive review of research on
Photo: Woman sifting asbestos into powder, Bangladesh (Greenpeace)
Though there have been efforts to phase it out at home, it is anticipated that the Canadian government will be lobbying against the inclusion of a type of asbestos on a watch list of the
In the fashion parade that is İstiklal Caddesi, the massively popular pedestrian shopping street running through Istanbul's Beyoğlu district, denim is the undisputed king. And you don't see too many plain pairs of
Good news for anyone restricted to the difficult-to-navigate waters of the gluten-free diet: there's an all-natural food company, Glutenfreeda Foods, who as you may have guessed from their name, specialize food right up
For every pair of TOMS sold, another pair is given away to a child in need. Blake Mycoskie used to think he'd make as much money as possible in life and then give it all away. But now he figures he'll just do business and help the world at the same
While drug companies continue to say its not happening, school nurses around the country are saying more and more parents are at a loss for solutions, reports MSNBC. One nurse even reported a parent, whose child has been
Kona not only sells good bikes, sponsors riders to jump off things taller than our heads, and promotes recreational and functional biking, but it also is putting those bikes to work all over Africa. Their AfricaBikes program
If you have an entrepreneurial itch, a love of shoes, or a distaste for poverty, Blake Mycoskie, the creator of TOMS, is someone you should know about. In an odd twist, Blake took the favored footwear of Argentine peasants and sparked a hipster shoe
We've been hearing about excessive mercury levels in tuna for years and the Sept/Oct 2008 issue of Mother Jones explains their take on Why Mercury Tuna Is Still Legal. Stephanie Mencimer outlines several examples
According to researchers at Duke University Medical Center there’s a significant chance that a drug commonly prescribed to halt pre-term labor and stave off premature birth might leave the brains of children susceptible to other chemicals widely present
Where do the Buffalo Roam?
Is a question many in the West are trying to answer. Wild herds of American Bison (commonly called Buffalo), once roamed the great plains in the tens of millions as part of a complex, sustainable and highly productive
In a piece of irony you couldn't imagine if you tried, researchers in Australia have discovered that a lack of time spent playing in the great outdoors is leading to greater incidences of myopia among children, which means it's not just figuratively