Breaking the Chains of Plastic: An Event Series on Health and the Environment, Coming this June

Breaking the Chains of Plastic: An Event Series on Health and the Environment, Coming this June
If you look around you right now, how much plastic do you see? Plastics can be a part of nearly everything we buy, whether a new digital device or a box of cereal. As plastic becomes more abundant, it may feel like you have no choice but to join the rising plastic tide. We do… Read more »

Are Antibacterial Products Safe? FDA Set to Review Triclosan

Are Antibacterial Products Safe? FDA Set to Review Triclosan
The FDA has been urged to settle a 40-year-old review of the antibacterial chemical triclosan. Nixon was president when Congress first tasked the FDA to develop guidelines for common antibacterials used in consumer products, but the agency never finalized its draft guidelines. As a result, triclosan was not pulled from existing product ingredients, and was… Read more »

Biking on the Rise: Resources for East Bay Rides

Biking on the Rise: Resources for East Bay Rides
Did you bike to work or school today? It’s the 20th anniversary of the first Bike to Work day, which got started right here in the East Bay! Biking has been on the rise, for good reason: it’s a great way to exercise, create a more enjoyable commute, potentially save money and shrink your impact… Read more »

Good News? BPA Is Officially Toxic In California

Good News? BPA Is Officially Toxic In California
One of the most widespread chemicals in our bodies, bisphenol-A or BPA, has been added to the list of reproductive toxins that require warning labels under Prop 65. The decision from California EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will mean that products containing hazardous levels of BPA will have a warning label. This… Read more »

Ask the Info Desk: Least-Toxic Ant Control

Ask the Info Desk: Least-Toxic Ant Control
Ant season is in full swing, and our Info Desk has been fielding a lot of questions on how to deal with these unwelcome home invaders. If you don’t have ants, it is likely someone you know does, so feel free to share the resources we have available. During the rainy season, the small black… Read more »