Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Toxic flame retardant chemicals are saturated in the foam inside our furniture. These chemicals are linked to serious health effects and are worthless in preventing furniture fires. We need better regulation of these chemicals to address this problem. If you agree, take action.

Monday, September 17, 2012
Saving the Ozone Layer: Lessons for Fighting Climate Change"The effort to restore the ozone layer is a resounding public health and environmental success—one in which I am proud to say NRDC played a central role. It is a testament to the human community’s ability to solve global problems. And it is proof we can do it faster and cheaper than originally thought.
Now it is time to apply the lessons learned in the ozone achievement to the fight against another planetary crisis: climate change.” - Frances Beinecke, NRDC president. Read more in her latest blog post.
Photo: NASA

Saving the Ozone Layer: Lessons for Fighting Climate Change

"The effort to restore the ozone layer is a resounding public health and environmental success—one in which I am proud to say NRDC played a central role. It is a testament to the human community’s ability to solve global problems. And it is proof we can do it faster and cheaper than originally thought.

Now it is time to apply the lessons learned in the ozone achievement to the fight against another planetary crisis: climate change.” - Frances Beinecke, NRDC president. Read more in her latest blog post.

Photo: NASA

Saturday, August 18, 2012
We Can’t Wait Any Longer for Safe Drinking WaterYou can’t see it, smell it or taste it, but for too many Californians, a toxic chemical is in their drinking water. It’s called hexavalent chromium, or hex chrome, and though it was made famous in the movie Erin Brockovich, over a decade ago, neither California nor the U.S. has an enforceable drinking water limit on this cancer causing chemical. 
Hopefully that’s about to change soon.
This week, NRDC along with the Environmental Working Group sued the California Department of Public Health to accelerate the long-overdue process of setting an enforceable standard for hexavalent chromium in drinking water in California.  Read more.

We Can’t Wait Any Longer for Safe Drinking Water
You can’t see it, smell it or taste it, but for too many Californians, a toxic chemical is in their drinking water. It’s called hexavalent chromium, or hex chrome, and though it was made famous in the movie Erin Brockovich, over a decade ago, neither California nor the U.S. has an enforceable drinking water limit on this cancer causing chemical. 

Hopefully that’s about to change soon.

This week, NRDC along with the Environmental Working Group sued the California Department of Public Health to accelerate the long-overdue process of setting an enforceable standard for hexavalent chromium in drinking water in California.  Read more.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Climate change is threatening our health. Climate change is one of the most serious  public health threats facing the nation, but few people are aware of how  it can affect them. Children, the elderly, and communities living in  poverty are among the most vulnerable. Click on the map for state-by-state info, and find out what you can do.

Climate change is threatening our health. Climate change is one of the most serious public health threats facing the nation, but few people are aware of how it can affect them. Children, the elderly, and communities living in poverty are among the most vulnerable. Click on the map for state-by-state info, and find out what you can do.