User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Independent
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Dec 19 2018 16:46 IST RSS 2.0
 
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A surge of new plastic production is on the way 17.1.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Major oil companies, facing the prospect of reduced demand for their fuels, are ramping up their plastics output.
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How 2019 laid the groundwork for change in the chemical industry 15.1.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
There's a movement to regulate toxics such as Chlorpyrifos and PFAS.
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Climate change has led to more temperature inversions and the rise of 'super pollution events' 15.1.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This is why the air was unsafe to breathe and reeked of "hospital waste" in a Pennsylvania community in late December.
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How actor Michelle Pfeiffer championed the world's first circular fragrance line 2.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
The first C2C- and EWG-certified fragrances were made with a unique startup-nonprofit-corporate collaboration. Here's what that means for the cosmetics industry at large.
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These Canadian janitors live to work 31.10.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Zaid Noorsumar Martin Echevarrieta finishes his eight-and-a-half-hour janitorial shift around 4 p.m. at a residential building in Toronto's North York area. The 39-year-old is in charge of cleaning 22 floors, and takes pride in standing up to the rigours of the job. When initially recommended for the position two years ago, he was told that the employer wanted someone responsible who could handle the workload. "I said, 'Why not?' Plus they give me good benefits plus a little more money [than my previous job]. But it's what I like. I like to work," he says, in his customary soft-spoken manner. The management trusts him now, he says, crediting his strong work ethic. One day, he hopes to be promoted to superintendent. After about a minute's drive, Echevarrieta unites daily with his old friend, Enrique Turnainsky, 63. The older of the two Hispanic men also finishes his cleaning shift around the same time.  But they're not headed home, or meeting for an after-work drink at a bar or café.  From 5:30 until ...
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A former McDonald's exec on planetary health, human health and brand health 4.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Ex-CSO Bob Langert talks behind-the-scenes of the food giant's sustainability journey.
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Will California's ingredient transparency law spur safer cleaners? 17.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
Disclosure, like many cleaning products, remains the best disinfectant.
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Toxic chemicals can enter food through packaging, so we made a list 23.8.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Environmental NGO EDF has identified toxic chemicals of concern that must be addressed to ensure health and safety.
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Living homes for all 16.8.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Can we transform the durability, healthy and sustainability afforable housing?
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A systems approach to global agriculture could solve food insecurity 14.8.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Challenges face the global agricultural value chain and food security — but a different way of looking at them could be the solution.
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How Beautycounter’s Gregg Renfrew is leading a global movement toward clean beauty 8.7.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. This episode: Can we move the needle on safe and nontoxic ingredients in the cosmetics industry?
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Reimagining commerce through products with purpose 5.7.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
What if every act of design and production made the world a better place?
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5 things you should know about the impact of burning trash 28.6.2019 GreenBiz.com
Despite the zero waste movement, the case for keeping them open is getting increasingly harder to defend.
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7 ways for cities to slash plastic pollution 18.6.2019 GreenBiz.com
Let's send community cleanup days to the trash heap.
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The hidden consequences of New Mexico’s latest oil boom 22.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Carlsbad residents are experiencing health impacts, but the science behind their woes lags behind the pace of drilling.
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Cancers are preventable but won't be if it requires curbing the profits corporations reap from sickness 10.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Ed Finn It is now generally agreed upon by health specialists that many cancers are caused either by exposure to radiation or by carcinogens that have been spewed into the environment. In contrast, relatively fewer cancers can be traced to defective genes inherited from our parents. Although cancers caused by exposure to radioactivity are not nearly as prevalent as those caused by exposure to environmental toxins, they do sicken thousands of people. Radioactive spent fuel from nuclear power plants has risen to a global stockpile of 260,000 tonnes, and is growing by some 10,000 tonnes a year, according to the International Atomic Agency. The incidence of many forms of cancer has been found to be significantly higher in the vicinity of nuclear plants. But the World Health Organization estimates that, although radioactivity is a serious threat in some places, a significant number of cancers are now the result of exposure to environmental toxins . Sales of chemicals, including the most toxic, have increased ...
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She Wanted Her Town To Breathe Clean Air. She Got Death Threats Instead. 27.3.2019 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
How neighbors in a small town exposed the dirtiest secrets of our broken recycling system.
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Contamination from an Air Force base devastates a New Mexico dairy 28.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
An investigation shows the impact toxic chemicals are having on the community of Clovis.
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The VW scandal leads to a path to healthier cities 19.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It was the largest environmental settlement in U.S. history. How can it have the most impact?
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Organic Green New Deal? Comprehensive climate change policy must address the American food system 8.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The proposed bill must put just rural economic and environmental development back on the table.
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