Honoring Dr. Theo Colborn


Today, Green America honors the life of Dr. Theo Colborn, who passed away on December 14th.  Many of us working for environmental sustainability and social justice aim to change the world, but Dr. Colborn did just that through her groundbreaking efforts to recognize and pinpoint the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Her seminal book, Our Stolen Future (co-authored with Dianne Dumanowski and John […]

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The Problem with Benzene and Apple’s Off-Shore Solution

Benzene Graph

Chinese electronics workers are likely exposed to three times as much Benzene as US workers Since launching our Bad Apple: End Smartphone Sweatshops campaign we’ve received a number of questions about benzene, one of the chemicals known to be causing worker illness, including leukemia, in electronics factories. Benzene is both dangerous and ubiquitous.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies benzene as […]

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9 Toxins to Keep Off Your Body


Do you know what “fragrance” means when you see it on the label of a personal care product? Neither do we! That’s because all sorts of chemicals used to scent products can be clumped under the vague term “fragrance” – and they don’t have to be disclosed. Found in everything from shampoo to deodorant, a single product’s secret fragrance mixture […]

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