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Is The Air In Your Child’s School Safe?

As the weather gets cold, I find I keep looking at this year’s first day of school photo. I see neat braids, clean backpacks, new sneakers, and brave smiles. The picture warms me up from the inside. …

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Pink + Green = Breast Cancer Prevention

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink ribbons are everywhere, from lapels and teddy bears, to cleaning products and perfume. So much levity and cheeriness for a disease that is deadly serious…

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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Seafood & Pregnancy

Has anyone else been following Environmental Health News’ series Pollution, Poverty, People of Color as if it were the new Mad Men? No? Personally, I can’t get enough. I especially can’t get one artic…

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Coming Soon To A Highway Near You: Asthma, The Disease

A couple of years ago, when I developed a persistent cough and was wheezing, I paid a visit to my doctor. He asked me if I had asthma as a child. “Well, yes,” I said. “But that was 30 years ago. I hav…

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Soot, Diesel, And Buying A New Car

By Gina Carroll In the clean air arena, diesel is a dirty word… and I know from personal experience all of the reasons why diesel fuel has a bad reputation. So when my husband suggested that I cons…

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Protect Grandparents From Harmful Soot

By Molly Rauch It’s summer vacation time for us. My four-year-old son walks down the beach with his grandfather. I watch their shadows follow them over the tide pools, up to the sand dunes and back…

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Clean Air Begins At Home

By Starla McDermott One of the things that I love about living in Grand Rapids is the sense of community. Throughout the last few years, I have met many engaged citizens and programs that have help…

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Urban Vegetation Reduces Air Pollution by 40-60%

By Michael Graham Richard, TreeHugger One More Reason to Hug Trees It is well known that vegetation is good at filtering air indoors (check out the list of the best air-filtering house plants ac…

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The Effects of Air Pollution on Prenatal Health

By Molly Rauch What a pregnant mom eats, drinks, and breathes can obviously affect her baby. We know this from studies of alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking, among other things. But how does…

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Home Is Where The Health Is

By Gina Carroll Habitat for Humanity is well known for how successfully they use volunteers to build homes for families in need. All you have to say is "Habitat" and most people can conjure up an i…

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