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Avoid the most dangerous chemicals, hold industry and retailers responsible for the safety of their products, and help reform current law.
Crisply folded stacks of linens, spotless baby layettes and dry-cleaned suits hanging in the closet are traditional hallmarks of a well-kept home. Generations of homemakers have prided themselves on laundry that looks and smells perfectly clean, often with a distinctive scent from detergent or dryer sheets. Could our quest for the perfect stack of clean […]
Five months after Green America launched their Bad Apple: End Smartphone Sweatshops campaign, the company agreed to remove toxic chemicals including benzene and n-hexane from its supplier factories in China.
BPA and other toxins that can be found in our food and products are at levels dangerous enough to be concerned with and we need to encourage companies to ditch the chemicals and toxins in our products.
The well-respected research team at Duke University has created a new program that lets you test, for the first time, products in your home for toxic flame retardants.
I intentionally didn’t title this “How to avoid chemicals completely” because that’s, well … impossible. We talk a lot about the need to be active and engaged citizens when it comes to tackling toxic chemicals. But at the end of the day, in between calling our members of Congress and asking retailers to phase out […]
It’s finally warm and cookout season is upon us. After a tough winter, I’m sure everyone will be taking every opportunity to soak up the sun and enjoy the warmth! In honor of the warm weather, you may be stocking up on all your disposable plates, tables cloths, utensils. There are many reasons to ditch […]
Just like a backyard scavenger hunt, consumers are left to sleuth out which summer products are free of toxic chemicals. Our partners at Healthy Stuff have new product testing information, which found toxic chemicals in common items we use all summer long. A guide to picking safer products and test results for products that tested […]
This piece originally appeared on Connecticut Working Moms’ blog here. Now that it’s Spring and warmer weather is on its way, there are some things to be aware of when it comes to purchasing products that are safe (non-toxic) for our families. (Photo Credit: Lighttruth via photopin cc) I am constantly shocked that there is […]
Teachers work all day nearly every day of the year to teach and take care of our children. They deserve our thanks! This year, why don’t you show your educator your appreciation while showing love to mother nature. Schools are starting to become more conscious about protecting our environment and moving toward more sustainable choices, […]
When you have a baby on the way, thinking about school or daycare can seem like a long time away! But it will be here before you know it, so it’s never to soon to start shopping around for healthier environments for your new baby.