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How To Halve Your BPA

90 percent of Americans have BPA in their bodies. Now a study shows that you can halve your levels of BPA and other chemicals in three days by a change in diet. Read more »

Your Thyroid and Environmental Toxins

Several studies have linked thyroid disorders to industrial chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and even the antibacterial compounds found in soaps and toothpastes. Find out what you can do to protect your thyroid gland. Read more »

EPA Okay California's PERC Ban

Dry-cleaned clothing may look spotless, but the chemical perchloroethylene (PERC) is spoiling our air and groundwater while endangering the health of workers and consumers, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Read more »

Breast Cancer

A new report calls for a broad new strategy for testing industrial chemicals suspected of increasing breast cancer risk. Compiled by a panel of experts including NRDC scientists, the independent report lays out a framework for prioritizing and systematically testing chemicals.. Read more »

Battling Bed Bugs

No need to panic: Pest expert Tom Green provides safe solutions to bed bug infestations. Read more »

9 Steps to a Safer Pregnancy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, man-made chemicals collect in our bodies, leading pregnant women to worry about what may be reaching their unborn children. Fortunately, you can take simple steps to reduce these risks by being smart about what you eat, drink and breathe. Read more »

Organic Beauty: Buyer Beware

Ever wonder whether your organic body cream or toothpaste is actually made with organic ingredients? You wouldn’t be alone. Read more »

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