- Advocates Urge Other Leading Retailers to Adopt Timelines and Policies to Eliminate Harmful Chemicals – Several of the nation’s largest retailers have eliminated or begun phasing out furniture with chemicals known as toxic flame retardants, which have been linked to cancer and learning and developmental disabilities in children. However the pace of the phase-outs […]
Playgrounds should be fun AND relatively safe places for kids and adults to enjoy We recently blogged about concerns surrounding artificial turfs (with Gifs!), and a particular type of artificial turf has raised quite a few concerns- crumb rubber. Developed in the mid-1960s, synthetic turfs began popping up in stadiums and fields for professional teams. […]
You may have a seen a number of headlines earlier this month with variations on this theme: “New Study: Most Cancers Due to Bad Luck.”
This past fall, a city in New Jersey made national news when they decided to say “no” to an artificial turf. How many other cities are installing these concerning turfs without considering the risks they may pose to growing children?
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Our coalition of diverse groups is united by their common concern about toxic chemicals in our homes, places of work, and products we use every day.
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