This week, New York Senator Chuck Schumer will introduce a new bill, The Children and Firefighter Protection Act, to ban the ten most notoriously toxic flame retardant chemicals in residential upholstered furniture and children’s products, and to set up a process to examine and regulate other similar chemicals.
Lately our movement has gained some serious momentum, so to bring you up to speed as to why we need to take action on toxic chemicals, we put together this funny guide. These reality show wives tell it like it is. So sit back, relax and let Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County tell you about toxic chemicals.
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Phthalates are hormone-disrupting chemicals that are used to soften plastic, and found in hundreds of products throughout our homes: shower curtains, shampoo, flooring… and yes, even shoes.
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 […]
Last week, Bloomberg News broke a major story that shined the light on the dangers of triclosan, a hormone-disrupting chemical commonly used in antibacterial soaps and even Colgate Total toothpaste.
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.
These results are particularly troubling since children, ages one to five, are in important stages of development and likely more sensitive to environmental chemicals, particularly those that affect their metabolism and hormones.
A panel of scientists assembled as members of the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) and charged with assessing the safety of using phthalates or six alternative chemicals in children’s toys and child care articles has completed their review and released a report.
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has become a common – and controversial – method for extracting natural gas and oil trapped underground. The process involves various chemicals, some of which are known to be hazardous. With the potential for contamination, it’s important to know exactly what chemicals are being used and what their health impacts are.