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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. Most moms have no idea that of the 80,000 chemicals […]
You make your shopping list. Maybe you’re expecting a new baby, so you’ll need a carseat for sure. Kids grow fast and you need clothes and footwear. And rather than serve meals on boring grown-up plates, what could me more fun than tableware made just for kids with their favorite characters on them? And every […]
The cold is here, but spring is less than 15 days away! It may still be winter, but we here at Safer Chemicals Healthy Families like to have a little fun and look on the bright side. As we prepare for warmer weather we couldn’t help but reminisce about the smash hit reality TV show […]
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 […]