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Halloween is only one week away. Get ready for the scary fun in your neighborhood but don’t get scared by toxics in your costumes. Three of our coalition partners have great tips on ways to make this Halloween safe for you and your whole family. Check them out and share the info with friends and family! […]
Toxic phthalates continue to wreak hormone havoc. Birth defects of the penis. Undescended testicles leading to cancer. Decreased sperm count. Infertility. This harm results when baby lab animals are exposed to a group of toxic chemicals known as phthalates (pronounced ‘thal-ates’). Phthalates interfere with the production of testosterone, the male hormone, during critical stages of fetal […]
Join moms in your state to show support for a toxic-free future! Moms across the country will be participating in local events to ask their Members of Congress to be leaders in protecting American families from toxic chemicals.
By Danielle Ohlemacher with Reproductive Health Technologies Project Originally published June 16, 2011. As a child, one of my favorite father-daughter activities was trips to Home Depot on Saturday mornings to pick out supplies for around the house projects. We’d buy wood, paint, varnishes and nails. My dad would teach me and my sisters how […]
By the team at Breast Cancer Fund We know BPA is all around us, and the Centers for Disease Control tells us the chemical is in almost 95 percent of us. And we know that laboratory studies have linked BPA to breast cancer, along with a whole host of other serious health problems. But what […]
It began with a phone call between two sisters. Who then called two friends, who called their friends. And so on. At first blush, it doesn't seem possible that virtually the entire U.S. baby bottle supply – millions of bottles – could be completely reconfigured within two years by a modern day "telephone game" played […]
BPA is a very common chemical found in plastics, food and beverage can linings, and other consumer products. BPA is one of the highest volume chemicals produced in the world; according to the Centers for Disease Control, 93% of us have it in our bodies. BPA mimics estrogen and, in animal studies, researchers have linked […]
You wouldn’t knowingly eat spoiled food or jump into a river that was clearly polluted. It’s easy to avoid something harmful if you can see it with your own eyes. But what about the things you can’t see, like the toxic chemicals lurking in everyday products?
Peter Syrett, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C Associate Principal Senior Project Designer Perkins+Will architects “Regulation is bad for business” — it is an all too common refrain in the business world today. This old argument is now being used by industry to lobby against efforts to require more transparency about chemicals in the proposed reform of […]
I had the highest mercury of all the pregnant women tested. I was shocked that my levels were as high as they were. Turns out these chemicals are ubiquitous in the environment. As clean as I tried to be, it was not enough to protect my baby boy.