Category: ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS 101

Environmental Awareness-101

DID YOU KNOW? * The average person spends 90% of their time indoors.* The air indoors is 2-to-5x more polluted than the air outdoors.* Children breathe in 50% more air than adults.* According to the CDC, at least 4 million households have children living …

The Link Between Lead and Crime

America experienced a massive increase in levels of violent crime, ranging from 1960, to its peak in 1990, then steadily declining. Though many theories are in place to explain this peak and decline in crime, Kevin Drum of Mother Jones has provided compelling evidence …

A Timeline of Lead

The following timeline is an excerpt from a more extensive list of dates and information.  3000 BCE – First significant mining and refining of metallic lead. 500 BCE-300 AD – Roman lead smelting produces dangerous emissions. 400 BCE – Hippocrates describes lead poisoning. 100 BCE – Greek physicians give clinical description …

Banned in Europe, Not in America

Hundreds of years ago, Europe began banning known toxins and poisons such as asbestos, lead and other harmful chemicals. These bans were, years later, banned from the US—some taking 100+ years to enact. When government regulations to ban ingredients and chemicals take lengthy …

New EPA Pesticide Labels

To protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present. The EPA is states they are concerned about declines in pollinator health, and are …

Lead in the Air You Breathe

Lead was banned twenty years ago in automotive gasoline, yet continues to pollute our air. Currently, aviation fuel is the largest source of lead emissions in the U.S. and will continue to be for the next four years. In June 2013, the Environmental …

Mercury Levels in Fish

Mercury in the fish we like to eat is a big problem in the United States and increasingly around the world. Mercury itself is a naturally occurring element that is present throughout the environment and in plants and animals. But human industrial activity (such as coal-fired …

The Smart Shopper’s Guide to Toxins

Protect yourself and your loved ones. Use this guide to avoid some of the most common household and cosmetic toxins. Whether you’re reading this as an industry tradesman or a stay-at-home mom, you are a consumer and should be aware. 1, 4-dioxane 1, …

Asbestos And The War On YOUR Lungs!

What Is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber. It can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to …