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Your Health & Climate Change

SAVE the DATE DECEMBER 3-4, 2018 • 24HOURSOFREALITY.ORG

We couldn’t wait to share the good news: 24 Hours of Reality is back!

Once again, we’ll travel across the Earth for 24 hours to learn more about how fossil fuels and climate change are creating unique health risks that threaten the wellness of families and […]

We Have a Problem

By George Harvey

The status quo is widepread environmental destruction. We have all the solutions we need, but some people prefer the status quo. For now, they are getting their way.

Populations of black-footed kittiwakes have declined nearly 80% since the 1980s. (RSPB photo)

We have a problem. The bad news […]

EPA Grants Available to Improve the Environment and Public Health in New England Communities

EPA is making grant money available for New England communities to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life.

EPA New England’s Healthy Communities Grant Program is currently accepting initial proposals for projects that will benefit one or more New England communities. EPA plans to award a total […]

How To Green Up Your Halloween

Reprinted with permission from EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine

Halloween may be fun, but…this most ghoulish of holidays is also cause for lots of waste, given the preponderance of one-time use costumes that end up in a box or in the trash come November 1. And sustainability proponents also […]

Prescott Farm welcomes Master Herbalist Melissa Morrison

Melissa Morrison of Dragonfly Botanicals next month to lead the Herbal Pathfinder Series:

Exploring the Natural World of Herbs

Laconia, NH: Foray into the wild and tame world of herbs at Prescott Farm with Master Herbalist, Melissa Morrison starting Saturday, May 14 from 10:00am – 12:30pm. The Herbal Pathfinder Series: Exploring the Natural World of […]

Reducing Plastic Waste and Promoting Oral Health

A Vermont start-up company, Wood Brush, is taking on the problem of plastics in landfills and waterways, one toothbrush at a time.

BRISTOL, VT. After two years research and development, the Wood Brush Company is ready to begin production of high quality toothbrushes with a much reduced environmental impact. The first product will […]

Nontoxic Halloween Face Paint 

What’s scarier than a cat costume without painted whiskers or a vampire without fake blood?

A study by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that many children’s face paints contain toxins or heavy metals, even when labeled as “safe” or “nontoxic.”

So before you buy petroleum-derived, heavily packaged, possibly toxic Halloween makeup […]

Asbestos Products

Although asbestos was used in a wide array of products and industrial settings (e.g., aluminum plants), there were numerous risk factors associated with its use. Those who manufactured these products as well as those who worked with them directly (like union workers and construction workers) are at risk to develop asbestos diseases such as malignant […]

Asbestos Exposure

Many American workers, across a variety of industries, were exposed to asbestos on the job. As a result, they are now at risk to develop mesothelioma.

Long considered a miracle material, asbestos boasts excellent fire- and heat- resistant properties. This naturally-occurring mineral, now known to be a human carcinogen (cancer-causing agent), has a history that […]

You Can Get a Crazy Amount of BPA from Cash Register Receipts

By Paul Rauber

Ever since early exposes showed the endocrine-system-disrupting effects of the industrial chemical BPA, manufacturers have discontinued its use in water bottles, baby bottles, and binkies. (That’s why everyone drinks their water out of metal containers these days.) In estimating human exposure to the gender-bending chemical these days, federal regulators assume that […]