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 […]
BOSTON – EPA is beginning an effort to improve compliance with laws that protect children from lead paint poisoning by sending certified letters this month to about 400 home renovation and painting contractors, property management companies and landlords in and around Lewiston/Auburn, Maine.
Under the initiative, EPA will provide educational materials on lead paint […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Healthy Monadnock Endorces Dec 11 Antioch Film Event
Unacceptable Levels Film Event has been endorsed by Healthy Monadnock 2020. http://www.healthymonadnock.org/hm2020-events/
Sponsored by Transition Keene Advocates and the Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability Program at AUNE.
Date: Thursday Dec 11 at 7pm, Antioch University Main Building, Avon St., Rm 231.
On a recent visit to my son’s home, my daughter in law asked me not to put my OG tea bags in the bucket for the worm composting. Their own experience of finding little pieces of plastic in their compost led to an eye opening discovery. The plastic was coming from the tea bags!