All of the attention to the Flint tragedy should result first and foremost in justice and concrete aid for Flint, but it should also serve as a wake-up call that America has unfinished business with lead.
As global consumption of cellphones and other devices soars, industry searches for ways to decrease the threat of chemical components to people and the environment.
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?
“What We Expect When We’re Expecting: How Babies“R”Us and buybuy BABY can safeguard babies’ health,” a new report from Getting Ready for Baby campaign, highlights some key contrasts between the nation’s leading retailers for all things baby.
It’s school season! Over the years we came up with some great tips all about schools. Here a rundown of some of our “back to school” greatest hits!
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, […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced their new autism spectrum disorder prevalence figures, and they are alarming. An estimated 1 in 68 children has an ASD. The likelihood that a child will be diagnosed with the disorder has increased 30% in the last two years. This increase follows a consistent (if somewhat […]
A new study from Rutgers University found that PCBs, a notoriously toxic chemical, banned in the 1970s, are ending up in the color yellow, used for clothing and paint. Researcher Lisa Rodunberg from Rutgers University wrote about “TSCA’s dirty loophole” on our blog, where she described how PCB’s were ending up in paints and dyes […]
Over the last two decades, I’ve worked as an early childhood educator and as a volunteer advocating for policies and practices that support the well-being of all children. To my mind, children’s well-being is inextricably linked to public health and environmental issues so I’ve accumulated a bit of information and have developed a tendency to […]
Bees have been capturing the nation’s attention, and rightfully so. They are one of the biggest pollinators and therefore are essential to the food we eat, the gardens we grown and maintaining the biodiversity of our ecosystems. They may sting, but they’re kind of a big deal. (Photo Credit: Panayiotis Filppou, Flickr) The 2009 documentary, […]