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.
Are looking to take action to decrease chemical exposures in your child’s school? You may have already switched to non-toxic products at home, but on average kids spend eight hours a day at school! Some of our coalition partners have great tools to help green your child’s school with toolkits that help students, teachers, and […]
Just a month ago we held our Stroller Brigade on Capitol Hill. Hundreds of participants, hundreds of news stories, and over 80 meetings on the hill. To keep the momentum going from our Stroller Brigade, we are hosting a National Day of Action on Monday December 9th, to generate phone calls to Congress. Will you […]
By Jeannine and Hana Sato I’ve been a member of MomsRising North Carolina since 2008. Toxic reform is one of our top issues, but I have previously been focused on other areas. After hearing Lindsay Dahl speak at a Toxic Free North Carolina meeting in Durham, last year, I was shocked, then stunned, then angry […]
We’ve had an incredible year so far, and wanted to capture just a few of the highlights to say thank you.
Monday night the documentary Toxic Hot Seat premier’s on HBO at 9:00 EST — You’ll want to watch it. The film covers the story of toxic flame retardants (you know, those sneaky chemicals that are ending up in couches and children’s furniture?) and what we can do to pass meaningful laws on toxic chemicals. The […]
By Hannah Helsabeck, Wild Mint With Halloween decorations down and costumes boxed up for next year, it’s time to pawn off that extra candy to make room for all those comfort foods that make November so delicious! And I don’t know if you agree, but as soon as October is over, all I can think […]
You know those sweet moments when your children, or in my case nieces, are curled up reading a book? Or even better when they read out loud to you with their sweet little voices? It’s moments like those that I continue to fight to protect children’s health from toxic chemicals. Our partners at the Center […]
Are there toxic chemicals in your child’s raincoat? New testing coordinated by CHEJ found elevated levels of phthalates in a Spongebob Squarepants vinyl rain poncho, at levels nearly seven times above the federal safety standard. I recently purchased the Spongebob Squarepants vinyl rain poncho at Toys R Us’ flagship store in Times Square, NYC and sent it […]