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Belle Bergner on local ecology.

Ask the Ecologist July 2008

READ IT HERE • WEB ONLY ARTICLE Q:  I’ve read about the chemical Bisphenol A being in some types of plastic. Is Bisphenol A hazardous to our health? What plastics should we avoid? Is this chemical still being put in plastics?  A: As with most chemical studies, Bisphenol A safety analyses are done using animals, […]

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Ask the Ecologist-May 2008

Q: I heard that walking behind a lawn mower for an hour is like hanging your head behind your car tailpipe for 100 miles. Could this be true? – Nick A: According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), 2006 lawn mower engines contribute 93 times more smog-forming emissions than 2006 cars. Why are lawn […]

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