All communities deserve a safe place to live, work and play, with the same protection from toxic chemicals.
For many families, dollar stores are the only source of their household necessities, including food, children’s toys, and clothing. However, these cheap products do not come without a more significant cost. Despite low prices, dollar stores are selling products with high levels of toxicity
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. […]
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?
An alarming statistic was released this month by the Center for Effective Government about the vulnerability schoolchildren face from a major chemical release or explosion. One in three children in the United States are at risk of being exposed to a catastrophic release based on the location of their school.
The Protecting American Families from Toxic Chemicals Act would allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to identify and phase out PBTs from commerce within the next five years.
Despite the First Lady’s Get Up and Move campaign, America’s weight problem persists. Perhaps the causes of obesity are more diverse than just genetics, lifestyle and diet. The three most known factors related to obesity are critically important, and an emerging fourth contributor – toxic chemicals– can be another important part of reducing and preventing obesity in the future.
I was reminded last night what a powerful and urgent issue we work on. This is a picture of over 200 pairs of fire fighter boots in San Francisco, raising awareness about the increased cancer rates in fire fighter populations. It was part of a campaign called Give Toxics the Boot, where we teamed up […]
When I think of the work fire fighters do every single day, I am humbled. I think of the times I went to the local fire station as a kid to learn about the importance of preventing home fires. I think of the big red fire trucks, safety gear and the bravery these men and […]
Every year, millions of U.S. workers are exposed to substances which animal studies and human tragedies have shown are carcinogens. Unfortunately, of those chemicals manufactured or processed in the U.S., less than two percent have been tested for carcinogenicity. This is particularly alarming since, based on data relied upon by the Centers for Disease Control […]
We know the issue of hair is a charged conversation for many African American women like myself. Most of the time it’s best just not to talk or ask about our hair. From the pressures to have our hair look one way or the other, many women of color, have turned to “ethnic” hair care […]