The Brian Lehrer Show

Two Babes in a Food Fight

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A blogger who goes by Science Babe went after the popular blogger and anti-GMO champion Food Babe earlier this week, calling her crusade against toxins total bunk. Who's right?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Dangers of Dust

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dust is almost everywhere, and while most household dust isn't hazardous, dust in factories and in the environment can contain toxins and particles that are dangerous to inhale and are even flammable.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Toxic Couches

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sarah Janssen, NRDC senior scientist for health, talks about the study that found high levels of toxic or untested flame retardants in 85% of the couches tested.

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Toxic Drip Prompts Swift DOE Response

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The city will begin replacing all of the lighting fixtures at a Staten Island elementary school on Wednesday, after toxic PCBs leaked from an overhead light onto a child's desk and clothing.

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Bullying and Harassment Policies Fall Short, Panel Is Told

Thursday, October 13, 2011

At Wednesday night's Panel for Education Policy meeting in the Bronx, several public health groups praised the city's changes to its sexual harassment and bullying policies, but they quickly added a caveat. The alterations do not go far enough, they said.

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The Takeaway

How Do We Avoid Exposure to Toxic Chemicals?

Monday, April 25, 2011

There are approximately 80,000 chemicals at play in some form or another in the marketplace today. How much do we know about the effects that these chemicals have on our health? They're technically supposed to be regulated under the Toxic Substance Control Act, which was passed in 1976. But a policy statement out today by the American Academy of Pediatrics is arguing that the act is ineffective in protecting children and pregnant women from lots of toxic chemicals in our daily environment. How do we avoid negative effects? 

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