Posts Tagged ‘ Environment and Human Health ’

EPA moves to regulate new wood stoves … beginning in 2015

Jan 5th, 2014 | By

“These standards are forward looking,” according to Nancy Alderman, “and therefore do not address the outdoor wood furnaces that are presently in use and are harming so many people in so many northern states. States, including Connecticut, will need to do something about these polluting devices – as the new standards do not address those in use – and there are so many people and families presently being made sick from neighbors’ outdoor wood furnaces.” Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story.

More studies needed on artificial turf fields, EPA says

Dec 26th, 2013 | By

“Now, finally, the EPA is retracting assuring people of the safety of these fields,” EHHI Executive Director Nancy Alderman said in a news release.

Now, she said, maybe people will finally believe us about the dangers of synthetic turf, even though hundreds of towns have spent millions of dollars installing exactly these kinds of fields for their residents, including children, to play on.

Enter the search term “turf” in the search box on this page for more stories about artificial turf and towns that have spent millions installing them for children and others to play on.

Report Calls for More Responsible Management of Cell Phones to Protect Children and Pregnant Women

Feb 1st, 2012 | By

EHHI has released a new report calling for tougher standards to regulate cellular technologies—especially for children and pregnant women.

This report is the first part of a project researching the health effects of cell phone use. John Wargo, Ph.D., professor of Environmental Risk and Policy at Yale and lead author of the report, said, “The scientific evidence is sufficiently robust showing that cellular devices pose significant health risks to children and pregnant women….” Click on this environmental headline for more of this story.