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  • Don't let the bedbugs bite

    Don't let the bedbugs bite
    Bed bugs have been invading metro areas across the country and this region isn't immune. On the Peninsula, hotel chains, private residences and at least one apartment building have had recent reports of the pests which are about the size of an apple...
  • Bickering blocks search for causes of congenital deformities

    Bickering blocks search for causes of congenital deformities
    Officials in the U.S. and Vietnamese governments agreed in 2002 to carry out joint research on the health and environmental impact of Agent Orange and other toxic defoliants, on the assumption that aid would follow the scientific results. The Bush...
  • Most industries remain dependent on hazardous substances

    Most industries remain dependent on hazardous substances
    Second of two parts To a chemist, chlorine is the perfect compound. Easily combining with other elements and molecules, chlorine is transformed into new classes of chemicals with an endless array of uses. It disinfects water, cleans clothes, kills bugs,...
  • Products derived from natural, nontoxic ingredients -- once seen as fringe -- are now mainstream.

    Products derived from natural, nontoxic ingredients -- once seen as fringe -- are now mainstream.
    First of two parts At first, the experimental shampoo looked like a putrid salad dressing. Its oil and its water just couldn't get along. They separated in the bottle and, over time, the shampoo took on an ugly brown hue. The team at Avalon Organics,...
  • Study: BPA linked to heart disease, diabetes, liver problems

    Study: BPA linked to heart disease, diabetes, liver problems
    In the first large-scale study in humans of a chemical ubiquitous in the lives of Americans, a team of researchers reported that exposure to bisphenol A was associated with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities in adults....
  • Get rid of it the green way

    Now is the time of year when many of us finally get around to tackling our biggest cleaning and organizing projects around the house. That might include cleaning out cramped closets, boxing up clothes and getting to that cluttered garage. Instead of...
  • Beware of colon cleansing claims

    To read the Internet ads, you'd think that our bodies were awash in "toxins" -- usually unspecified -- and that we should therefore go to dramatic lengths, such as "colon cleansing" and chelation, to get rid of all this bad stuff. Don't believe it. Or to...
  • Living for two

    Living for two
    IF Aly Hartman could have placed herself in a protective bubble for the duration of her recent pregnancy, she would have done so. The Marina del Rey woman, 28, cut out alcohol, sodas and caffeine. She replaced her sugary breakfast cereal with crackling...
  • Links to more information

    - Information and links on children's environmental health, gene-environment interactions, epigenetics and other topics can be found at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. - Click for Dr. David Barker's fetal programming theory. -...
  • A growing environment

    A growing environment
    Generations entering college have never known a life that didn't include recycling and to keep up with their environmental mindset schools are greening up not only the curriculum but their campuses as well. Mark Olson, dean of enrollment at North Park...
  • Not All Cleansers are Equal

    Not All Cleansers are Equal
    From bleach to grease-busters to deodorizers, there are plenty of chemical cleaners out there to tackle your dirtiest, grimiest, bacteria-laden situations. But there's a problem: Many of those cleaning products contribute to indoor air pollution. It's...