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 […]
We created this infographic to provide a visually striking snapshot summarizing some of the key findings of the new report, Buyer Beware: Toxic BPA and regrettable substitutes in the linings of canned food.
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.
A new study released today by HealthyStuff.org found elevated levels of toxic chemicals in popular Halloween costumes, accessories and even “trick or treat” bags. Dangerous chemicals like phthalates, flame retardants, vinyl (PVC) plastic, organotins, and even lead – all of which are on our Hazardous 100+ list.
By Angelique Chaverri, M.S.Ed., IMAP/IMC — Mother, educator, Stroller Brigade participant from Missouri On Tuesday, October 29 of this year, I was blessed to join a group of more than 200 concerned parents, children, educators and health professionals to march on Capitol Hill to stand together and ask for reform of the 1976 Toxic Substances […]
Are you looking to take action to decrease chemical exposures in your child’s school? You may have already switched to non-toxic products at home, but on average kids spend eight hours a day at school! Some of our coalition partners have great tools to help green your child’s school with toolkits that help students, teachers, […]
Father’s day is right around the corner and a great time to talk about issues related to men’s health and toxic chemicals. A lot of our members are women, moms, moms-to-be, but that doesn’t dismiss the fact that toxic chemicals are compromising men’s health too.
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 […]
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! […]
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?