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
Apparently where you live and how much you make DOES influence how much mercury women contain in their systems. If you're in the Northeast, look out, because you are among the highest in the nation with one in five women of
If we haven't had enough examples recently of what happens when we let such concentration happen in the sources of our food, there is now a massive recall of deli meats in Canada after five people died from Listeria poisoning. It was traced to a single
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
The Food and Drug Administration is on a roll this week; first it declared Bisphenol A to be safe for babies, and now it is allowing food producers to irradiate spinach and iceberg lettuce. Irradiation has been around for years, and can be used on
Here's a fun, little game: Wanna find out what your years of late-night clubbing and social-smoking have done to your health? Yikes, on second thought... Well, the RealAge.com will take you through a series of questions on
In a complete turnabout the Food and Drug Administration has issued a health warning over amalgam dental fillings after insisting for years that they were safe. A change in stance which is a major victory for activists who claim fillings can cause a
While red is certainly the color of the season, I do suspect that Target may have utilized the singularly worst taste ever in creating the ad above. Whoever created it certainly deserves to have a "blue Christmas" indeed...
According to an investigation by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) children are being exposed daily to chemicals via the use of everything from baby shampoo to diaper wipes that have not been assessed for their hazards to children.
While there has certainly been an intense international focus on the toxic toy products coming out of China, an investigation by TV3’s Target program in New Zealand recently revealed that woolen and cotton clothing for children made in China contained
According to a recent study done by scientists from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (Amap), man-made chemicals found in high concentrations in the blood of pregnant women in some Arctic villages appear to be causing drastic changes in
I just can't wait to see all of the American presidential candidates pony up blood and urine samples to environmentalists to see how toxic they are, but that is what three of the leaders in the Ontario election did. They are so chock full of gender
While the Democrats' dream candidate resists calls to quit his day job and return to politics, it looks like future Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson is already establishing the kind of science credentials popular (despite some late
Because summer is here, we've been on the hunt for some ethical beachwear. And although the solar powered bikini was a big hit with our readers, we were looking for something that was a bit more practical. We instantly found what we were looking for