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Why Mennonite Urine Is Four Times Lower in BPAs Than the Rest of Ours

Drive less, eat better, live simple and live longer: what we can learn from the Mennonite way of life.

We all carry in our bodies the legacy of our dependence on plastic products: 93 percent of U.S. urine samples contain bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical compound used in the production of plastics and resins. Most of this exposure comes from food packaging. You may also recall the shift away from the use of BPA by Nalgene, the water bottle maker.

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How Close Do You Live to Toxic Coal Emissions?

A new interactive map from the Sierra Club lets you see just how close you and your loved ones live to the toxic emissions from coal-burning plants.

The Sierra Club's brilliant and effective Beyond Coal campaign just released this new interactive map that shows the location of every coal plant in the country.

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Toxic 100: Meet the Country's Worst Air Polluters Toxic 100 Air Polluters: The Companies Ruining Our Nation's Air

An index and ranking of companies based on the chronic human health risk they create.


It's no news flash that big corporations pollute. But do you ever wonder which are the worst offenders? University of Massachusetts' Political Economy Research Institute has a tool to clue you in.

Released last year, the Toxic 100 Air Polluters index identifies the companies that our polluting our country's air. The index is based on data of air released of hundreds of chemicals from industrial facilities and sites throughout the country. The rankings don't rely solely on the quantity of the releases, but also factor in the toxicity of the chemicals and "transport factors such as prevailing winds and height of smokestacks, and the number of people exposed."

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