The horizon looks a little more bright when it comes to furniture free of flame-retardants due to a new California standard. Rest assured, our work is still cut out for us on this issue, the buck doesn’t stop here.
By Maureen Swanson, Learning Disabilities Association of America Walgreens is pretty amazing. A little over a decade ago, the national drug store chain overhauled the way they hire, train, and retain employees. Walgreens initiated a program to hire people with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities that involved major changes to their company processes, practices and […]
This past year has been both amazing and incredibly hard. We’ve had a rollercoaster of a year filled with land mines and successes, but we’re still making progress. Thanks to you. As we look forward to 2014, we can only imagine what is possible, and we know our progress depends on your actions and engagement. When you […]
Thinking about what to do New Year’s Eve? 2014 is right around the corner and we have some tips to help you ring in the New Year with less toxic chemicals! (photo credit: Nanagyei via photopin cc) Go Organic When possible, pick organic items for your party’s spread. These days it’s much easier to find […]
By Angelique Chaverri, M.S.Ed., IMAP/IMC — Mother, educator, Stroller Brigade participant from Missouri On Tuesday, October 29 of this year, I was blessed to join a group of more than 200 concerned parents, children, educators and health professionals to march on Capitol Hill to stand together and ask for reform of the 1976 Toxic Substances […]
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Who knew that something as simple as washing your hands could be contentious? Triclosan, a chemical [a pesticide] is commonly used in anti-bacterial soaps, and has been under scrutiny from the public health and environmental community for it’s negative health and environmental impacts. The FDA recently announced that they would – finally – regulate the […]
As it turns out, our issue of taking action on toxic chemicals is pretty trendy. In last night’s “twitter chat” (where people and organizations engage in a Question/Answer conversation about a particular topic), we talked about how important your calls to Congress are, how many calls it actually takes to get on a hill office’s […]
Picking up the phone to call your Senators is still one of the most effective ways to break through Congressional gridlock and we need your help today! We’re hosting a National Day of Action and we’re saying no to phony reform of our toxic chemical laws! We’ve been working for years, building a national coalition […]
You ready to hang decorations, host parties, and exchange gifts? You may want to wait before you deck your halls with beaded garland. Our friends at Healthy Stuff in Ann Arbor recently conducted tests on beads commonly used as Christmas garland and Mardi Gras beads. “We estimate that a single year’s inventory of Mardi Gras beads may contain up to 900,000 pounds of hazardous flame retardants and 10,000 pounds of lead,” said Jeff Gearhart, the Ecology Center’s principle researcher.