From billion-dollar nonprofits to single-person dot.causes, these groups collectively comprise the largest movement on earth , a movement that has no name, leader, or location, and that has gone largely ignored by politicians and the media.
Like nature itself, it is organizing from the bottom up , in every city, town, and culture. and is emerging to be an extraordinary and creative expression of people's needs worldwide.
Chemicals and Our Health However careful you are about your health, your body is almost certainly home to troubling chemicals called phthalates . . . . . and many scientists have linked them to everything from sexual deformities in babies to obesity and diabetes. July 16, 2009 Nichols D. Kristof
What’s Getting Into Our Children August 6, 2009 Baby bottles and toys have been found to contain phthalates, bisphenol A, and lead, all toxins that have been linked to reproductive and developmental disorders. . . . .As harmful elements detected in everyday household items increase, rates of chronic disease have also risen sharply - and these conditions are now the leading causes of childhood illness and death. Nicholas D. Kristof
Do Toxins Cause Autism? February 24, 2010 . . . .suspicions are growing that one culprit may be chemicals in the environment Precautionary principle . . . . avoid most plastics marked at the bottom as 3 (PVC/Vinyl) , 6 and 7 because they are the ones associated with potentially harmful toxins. Nicholas D. Kristof
The Little Princes of Denmark Why do Danes have smaller nuts than Finns—are toxins to blame? By Florence Williams Posted Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at 9:41 AM ET . . . . Why should you care if you're neither Danish nor Finnish? Because the answer involves environmental toxins that have made their way around the globe. "It turns out the chemical burden is not the same" for Danish and Finnish baby boys, says researcher Main, who was surprised by the finding. "It's higher here. The higher your burden, as measured in breast milk , the higher the risk of undescended testes."
USGBC Takes on the 2030 Challenge Natural Step System Condition 2: In order for a society to be sustainable, nature's functions and diversity are not systematically subject to increasing concentrations of substances produced by society .
A week A week after he arrived at the agency in July, Steve Owens, assistant administrator for the EPA's Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, ended confidentiality protection for 530 chemicals . In those cases, manufacturers had claimed secrecy for chemicals they had promoted by name on their Web sites or detailed in trade journals.