Expert Blog

The latest opinion and analysis from NRDC’s science, legal, and policy experts.

Neurotic Mothers or Inattentive Government?

When my three daughters were small, I didn’t worry about lead poisoning, because the main sources I could think of--gasoline and paint--had been prohibited by law. And the only health concern I had about all their plastic Polly-Pocket toys was whether or not they would choke on them.

January 22, 2008

Don't Just Treat Cancer; Fight It Before It Comes

I am in Cambridge today for some meetings at MIT, and as I rode along the Charles River and through the maze of city streets, I noticed the proliferation of bio-tech companies. Several firms have set up shop here to be close to Boston’s supply chain of engineering and medical brilliance.

January 15, 2008