Today concerned parents and health advocates coast to coast are gathering outside nearly 50 Walgreens stores to call on the retailer to eliminate unnecessary dangerous chemicals from their store shelves.
Today concerned parents and health advocates coast to coast are gathering outside nearly 50 Walgreens stores to call on the retailer to eliminate unnecessary dangerous chemicals from their store shelves. Walgreens is the largest drugstore chain in the country, and despite being a company dedicated to health and wellness, unfortunately it continues to sell products containing […]
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 […]
“I’m a label reader. Every trip to the store involves a careful assessment of what’s coming into my home and into the hands (and mouths) of my two young sons. I am probably more aware of chemical safety than the average consumer, as I have spent the last several years and transitioning away from goods that are likely to contain harmful chemicals to safer alternatives. I use glass instead of plastic food containers. I’ve swapped out the vinyl shower curtain for cloth. And I am thrilled every time I can see clear evidence that I’m avoiding the dangerous chemicals known to me, like the now common “BPA Free” labels on reusable water bottles.”
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.
It’s April Fools’ Day, and this is no joke – while other big retailers like Target and Walmart are beginning to tackle toxic chemicals, Walgreens has yet to develop a comprehensive plan to address toxic chemicals in the products they sell. As the nation’s largest drugstore chain, they have a moral responsibility to sell products […]
One in 68 U.S. children is on the autism spectrum, a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USA Today put it in perspective: “that means virtually every grade in every elementary school has at least one […]
I was reminded last night what a powerful and urgent issue we work on. This is a picture of over 200 pairs of fire fighter boots in San Francisco, raising awareness about the increased cancer rates in fire fighter populations. It was part of a campaign called Give Toxics the Boot, where we teamed up […]
When I think of the work fire fighters do every single day, I am humbled. I think of the times I went to the local fire station as a kid to learn about the importance of preventing home fires. I think of the big red fire trucks, safety gear and the bravery these men and […]
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 […]