When I was pregnant with my daughter, like many moms-to-be, I wanted to make sure that I was doing everything I could in a “natural” and “non-toxic” way. A couple of google searches later, and I was overwhelmed. I wanted a site that was easy to read, positive, and with real science-based suggestions and recommendations for what to do without actively trying to sell me anything.
Safer products are going to be easier than ever to identify, thanks to new changes to EPA’s product labeling program. Yesterday EPA announced changes to rebrand and improve their Design for the Environment (DFE) product labeling program, by announcing a new name and logo to enable families choose products like cleaners with safer chemicals, as well as a new labeling program for “fragrance-free” products.
This week, concerned parents and health advocates from around the U.S. are turning out at Walgreens stores and going online as part of a national Mind the Store “Week of Action” to ask the large pharmacy chain to take strong steps toward selling safer products. This follows our April 16th day of action where concerned parents and advocates across the country held events at over 60 Walgreens stores nationwide.
Some companies have voluntarily started disclosing ingredients on their websites, but are still hiding the ingredients used to make up the fragrance. We know that hormone-disrupting chemicals like phthalates and synthetic musks can often be found in fragrance. Yet, if you wanted to avoid these chemicals you’d have no way of knowing what products they are in.
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 […]
It’s March and if you live in a college town like I do, that means one thing… MARCH MADNESS!!! This season, HealthyStuff.org is taking a look into the hazardous chemicals in our favorite University Themed products. We found some pretty nasty stuff in our favorite fan gear, that’s why we’re releasing our “March Badness” study […]
We know the issue of hair is a charged conversation for many African American women like myself. Most of the time it’s best just not to talk or ask about our hair. From the pressures to have our hair look one way or the other, many women of color, have turned to “ethnic” hair care […]
A new study from Rutgers University found that PCBs, a notoriously toxic chemical, banned in the 1970s, are ending up in the color yellow, used for clothing and paint. Researcher Lisa Rodunberg from Rutgers University wrote about “TSCA’s dirty loophole” on our blog, where she described how PCB’s were ending up in paints and dyes […]
By Deanna White, Co-Director, Healthy Legacy Coalition Minnesotans are known for our courtesy and helpfulness, you know… “Minnesota nice”? It’s a mandatory part of living in a state where you regularly need your neighbor to help push your car out of a snow bank. This culture even extends itself to the vibrant business culture in […]
By Maureen Swanson, Learning Disabilities Association of America Walgreens is pretty amazing. A little over a decade ago, the national drug store chain overhauled the way they hire, train, and retain employees. Walgreens initiated a program to hire people with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities that involved major changes to their company processes, practices and […]