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Why TV for Children Under Two is a Bad Idea

Why TV for Children Under Two is a Bad Idea

By Eartheasy.com, Posted October 25th, 2011

Unstructured playtime is more valuable for the developing brain than any electronic media exposure…

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7 Ways Organic Farms Outperform Conventional Farms

7 Ways Organic Farms Outperform Conventional Farms

By Greg Seaman, Posted October 24th, 2011

Sustainable, organic farming practices are the best way to feed the future…

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The Healing Power of a Walk in the Woods

The Healing Power of a Walk in the Woods

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted July 5th, 2011

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”- John Muir

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7 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Formaldehyde

7 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Formaldehyde

By Eartheasy.com, Posted June 20th, 2011

Formaldehyde, found in consumer and building products, is now classified as a carcinogen…

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Why We Should Avoid Backyard Trash Burning

Why We Should Avoid Backyard Trash Burning

By Eartheasy.com, Posted June 9th, 2011

The nature of household trash has changed over the past fifty years…

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Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Linked to Lower IQs in Children

Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Linked to Lower IQs in Children

By Eartheasy.com, Posted April 27th, 2011

Three new studies find evidence linking organophosphate pesticides with adverse effects on cognitive development in children…

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Cadmium in kids’ jewelry may pose poison risk

Cadmium in kids’ jewelry may pose poison risk

By Eartheasy.com, Posted March 22nd, 2011

Cadmium is being used as a lead substitute, and its use in the marketplace is not yet regulated for children’s toys and jewelry.

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Cancer-causing chemical found in drinking water of 31 U.S. cities

Cancer-causing chemical found in drinking water of 31 U.S. cities

By Eartheasy, Posted December 21st, 2010

“I was expecting to find hexavalent chromium in some of the cities we checked, but I didn’t expect it to be so widespread,” said Rebecca Sutton, lead author of the study.

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Pumping ions: gyms generate clean energy from muscle power

Pumping ions: gyms generate clean energy from muscle power

By Eartheasy.com, Posted December 15th, 2010

Developments in human-generated electricity are laying the groundwork for future gyms which will be entirely client-powered.

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Everything you thought you knew about food is wrong

Everything you thought you knew about food is wrong

By Alice Hart-Davis, The Daily Mail, UK, Posted December 3rd, 2010

Fiber’s bad for you. Fat’s healthy. And five-a-day is a gimmick to make fruit and veg firms rich. Or so claims a remarkable new book…

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Cheap ‘teabag’ water filter could save millions

Cheap ‘teabag’ water filter could save millions

By Eartheasy.com, Posted November 18th, 2010

The simple technology allows for the teabag to be placed in a canister designed to fit the neck of most bottles, and after filtering one liter of contaminated water the teabag is discarded.

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Is Gulf Coast seafood safe to eat?

Is Gulf Coast seafood safe to eat?

By Eartheasy.com, Posted November 9th, 2010

The FDA says “yes”, but more sampling and follow-up studies are needed.

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US legislation proposes chemical safety reform in consumer products

US legislation proposes chemical safety reform in consumer products

By Eartheasy.com, Posted November 5th, 2010

The “Safe Chemicals Act of 2010” requires safety testing of all industrial chemicals, and puts the burden on industry to prove that chemicals are safe in order stay on the market.

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Soils and Souls: The promise of The Land

Soils and Souls: The promise of The Land

By Robert Jensen, Posted October 18th, 2010

We must ask how we can construct an economy that can balance what is biologically and physically possible with what is socially and ethically desirable.

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Medicines from Nature

Medicines from Nature

By Joanna Eede, Resurgence Magazine, Posted September 10th, 2010

From painkillers to malaria treatments, Western medicine has much to thank tribal peoples for. But unless we protect their land rights, we will lose not only their vast knowledge of medicinal plants but also many cures we have yet to discover, warns Joanna Eede.

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Environmentally caused cancers are ‘grossly underestimated’

Environmentally caused cancers are ‘grossly underestimated’

By Marla Cone, Environmental Health News, Posted July 19th, 2010

Outdated estimates fail to take into account many newer discoveries about people’s vulnerability to chemicals.

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6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World

6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World

By Paul Stamets, Posted July 7th, 2010

Profound solutions which benefit humankind may come from seemingly insignificant species…

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6 reasons to avoid using “weed ‘n feed” on your lawn

6 reasons to avoid using “weed ‘n feed” on your lawn

By Eartheasy, Posted June 29th, 2010

For the health of our families, neighbors and our environment, pesticide use should be a measure of last resort. Especially when there are safe alternatives.

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6 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Pesticides

6 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Pesticides

By Eartheasy, Posted May 20th, 2010

While the use and prevalence of pesticides is increasing, the long-term health implications are still being studied. Here are 6 ways to limit your exposure to potentially harmful pesticides.

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COPD – It can take your breath away

COPD – It can take your breath away

By Angela Carmen, Posted May 18th, 2010

If this story can help one person decide to stop smoking, or one person to stop using chemicals in their home or yard, or one person to change their unhealthy lifestyle, or see a doctor for untreated breathing problems; then Nancy’s story will have been worth writing.

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