Gas prices are barreling towards $4.00 a gallon, and it’s not even Memorial Day, the holiday that normally kicks off the high summer gas season. What’s driving the price spike? You’ve heard it before: supply, and demand. Supply has been shrinking for years – ever since the first oil well was tapped decades ago. But […]
Unbelievable as it seems, the total cost of the Iraq war may reach $456 billion in September, according to the National Priorities Project, an organization that tracks public spending. That amount got editors at The Boston Globe wondering: What would $456 billion buy? With just one-sixth of the US money targeted for the Iraq war, […]
If you’ve been bombarded (like I have) by ads from FTD urging you to send flowers to your mother for Mother’s Day, you might be happy to note that organic bouquets exist. In fact, a company called Organic Bouquet delivers beautiful arrangements of flowers “grown and harvested using practices that aim to improve working conditions, minimize […]
The words, “You look just like your mother!” have taken on new meaning in the chemical age in which we live. According to the nonprofit research institute Environmental Working Group (EWG), we mothers pass the pollutants that have built up in our bodies along to our daughters while they are still in the womb. Consequently, […]
If you ever needed a reason to eat fruits and vegetables that were grown by people you know and trust, read this week’s news reports about dead pets and contaminated chickens. At least 4,000 dogs and cats have died and thousands more have gotten sick from pet food manufactured in China that contains melamine. Melamine […]
With all the havoc that increased resistance to antibiotics is causing in treating disease, why in the world do we need another antibacterial product in the marketplace? Especially an antibacterial window cleaner? Yet that’s exactly what S.C. Johnson has introduced: Windex Antibacterial Multi-Surface Cleaner, a product that promises to "kill 99.9% of bacteria" on […]
The link between the state of the environment and women’s health is finally getting the attention it deserves, and there’s no better day to talk about this than Earth Day. A terrific new Women’s Health and the Environment Tool Kit helps explain the connections. For example: Breast Cancer – Industrial chemicals that act like the […]
Teresa Heinz Kerry, chair of the Heinz Family Philanthropies, is poised to kick off the annual Women’s Health & Environment Conference in Pittsburgh, PA April 20. I caught up with her on her blogtour to ask her opinion on the way women can use their big green purse to protect the planet. DM: How important […]
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