harmful chemicals

Toxic Toy Guide Lists Chemicals Found in Hundreds of Toys

Toxic Toy Guide Lists Chemicals Found in Hundreds of Toys

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, December 3, 2008 (ENS) – One in every three of the more than 1,500 children’s toys tested in time for the holiday shopping season have been found to contain “medium” or “high” levels of chemicals of concern such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Researchers with the Michigan-based nonprofit Ecology Center tested…

Love Field Airport in Dallas Cuts Harmful Chemicals

Love Field Airport in Dallas Cuts Harmful Chemicals

DALLAS, Texas, March 21, 2008 (ENS) – After eliminating 4,000 pounds of harmful chemicals, the management of Dallas Love Field airport is pledging to reduce 1,000 additional pounds as part of a national program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The airport plans to reduce 1,000 pounds of polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, as part of…

By the Numbers: Toxicity in Cleaning

By the Numbers: Toxicity in Cleaning

Cleaning is one of those micro-level things that seems small — something that goes in the “I’m just one person; what difference could it possibly make?” category — but can really add up over time and with widespread green best practices. How much does it add up to? Here are some numbers to help give…

Eco-mmunity Map Spotlight: Pure Habitat NYC

Eco-mmunity Map Spotlight: Pure Habitat NYC

In a previous Greenzine special, we featured one of the organizations dedicated to pursuing green issues and products. The organization is called Pure Habitat NYC [www.purehabitatnyc.com]. This is a fabulous company that serves its’ clients by doing a “green” spring cleaning of a home’s environment and then by providing expert consultation on green lifestyle. We…