Connecting the dots between plastic, mercury, asbestos and PFAS: A new report confirms PVC’s toxic lifecycle
Plastics production imperils life on earth in many ways, from the pursuit of fossil fuels to the pollution of the oceans. All petrochemical plastics exact some toll in their manufacture. But there is one type of plastic that is particularly harmful: polyvinyl chloride, commonly known as vinyl or PVC. A new catalog of the world’s […]
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As the US Senate begins consideration of the recently introduced Chemical Safety Improvement Act, I want them to think about the brain.
Most of us don’t think about our brains. It’s like thinking about our hearts beating or about the sun rising and setting each day.
The human brain develops in an incredibly intricate and elegantly orchestrated series of events. Brain cells (neurons) divide, migrate, differentiate and communicate. At birth, a baby’s brain has about 100 billion neurons that are in place and beginning to connect with each other, sending and receiving messages. The brain continues to grow and strengthen connections throughout childhood.
Wow. That’s a lot happening in just nine months. But that’s not the part I really want our Senators to think about.
By Carolyn Fine Friedman With the recent resurgence of publicity around Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in September, I am reminded of my own journey to discover, accept, and increase public awareness of the frightening number and toxicity of chemicals in our environment and our bodies. When I received the results […]
Losing my friend to cancer: Time to focus on breast cancer prevention By Katy Farber, author and founder of Non-Toxic Kids Meet Kristen. We met in childbirth class. Since we were pregnant at the same time, we talked all the time of chemicals in plastic, hormones in food, the clean 15, non-toxic sunscreen. Kristen made […]
I’m a nurse. I’m a mother. I’ve been working on finding solutions to the health problems caused by toxic chemicals for a long time. And I look like the kind of stranger you can talk to. So I get told a lot of stories and asked a lot of questions about disease and health…
Looking for the least toxic crib? Car? Lipstick? Check out the new searchable online database at www.HealthyStuff.org. This handy shopping guide can help you make less toxic, more informed choices on children’s products, toys, pet products, apparel and accessories, and cars.