Paris Climate Deal: The Repercussions

Paris Climate Deal: The Repercussions

“In the words of Justice Brandeis, if there is to be justice, the world will need the truth. Then we must act on what we know to be true.” -Jan Schlichtmann Injustice is widespread, manifesting in people, governmental organizations, and corporations that are seemingly...
How to Find the Best Non-Toxic Sunscreen

How to Find the Best Non-Toxic Sunscreen

In the early 90’s I served as general counsel for my brother, Bobby, who was growing the Banana Boat Company into one of the top sun care companies in the world. The original owners were basically running the company out of a garage. They sold it to my brother for a...
Due Diligence: Why Pesticides Are The Number One Villain

Due Diligence: Why Pesticides Are The Number One Villain

In the United States, chemicals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Anybody who wants to come up with a new chemical can add it to places where we are most vulnerable—like in baby bottles—and have no repercussions until decades later when people have come...
The Worst of Lead Poisoning

The Worst of Lead Poisoning

I wrote a post back in February about lead poisoning and how to protect your family, but I came across a concerning article in the Chicago Tribune this week, Kids poisoned by lead in CHA housing; landlords still got paid. While the family wasn’t personally responsible...