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Lipstick: The Price for Pretty Lips May Be Heavy … Metals

lipstick
by Bill Chameides
May 9, 2013

New study says picture-perfect lips may be nothing to smile about.

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Update: The Pesticide in Many Soaps and Toothpastes to Get Reviewed

toothpaste
by Bill Chameides
May 6, 2013

Common ingredient found in many antibacterial soaps to get an official review — an event some 40 years in the making.

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Open Letter to EPA: Top Three Must-do’s in Obama’s Second Term

by Bill Chameides
Nov 16, 2012

We all know about the fiscal cliff. Imagine there was an environmental cliff …

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Fun Facts: Air pollution costs vs. campaign costs

New pollution
by Bill Chameides
Oct 26, 2012

In which we do a little cost-benefit analyzing on some spending matters.

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Fighting climate change, air pollution with one swat

NYC incinerator
by Bill Chameides
Oct 16, 2012

I’ve just arrived in Moscow for a meeting — the subject will be soot.

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The Chemical Marketplace: Popcorn lung – the perils of microwave popcorn return

microwave popcorn
by Bill Chameides
Oct 4, 2012

When it comes to microwave popcorn, best to emulate Bill Clinton: Don’t inhale.

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U.S. Acid Rain Regulations: Did They Work?

by Bill Chameides
May 10, 2012

U.S. acid rain regulations have worked. What’s more, they didn’t seem to get in the way of the country’s longest economic expansion.

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Two for Tuesday: The Latest on Common Pesticide and Coal Ash

by Bill Chameides
Apr 10, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency decides fate of a toxic pollutant. Coal ash regs still up in the air.

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When It Comes to Formaldehyde in Baby Shampoo, Caveat Emptor

by Bill Chameides
Nov 10, 2011

Here’s a brainteaser: How do you, the cautious, enlightened emptor, caveat if your baby shampoo label leaves you in the dark?

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What’s in This Fracking Water?

by Bill Chameides
Sep 2, 2011

News flash: Halliburton exec becomes (presumably) world’s first fracking-fluid imbiber.

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