Recently, in the first ever testing on glyphosate herbicide (such as Monsanto’s Roundup) in the breast milk of American women, Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse found ‘high’ levels in 3 out of the 10 samples tested. (Photo Credit: garyfgarcia via photopin cc) The shocking results point to glyphosate levels building up in women’s bodies […]
I gave birth to two fabulous, healthy little girls in the last 8 years and found out the hard way that common everyday household products contain harsh, synthetic ingredients that in many cases, are not tested for safety. So for my family’s sake I have decided that I MUST be a catalyst for change.
Passing the Safe Chemicals Act: Time to Woman Up
It’s that time of year again, can you believe it’s already December? For some people the holidays are the best time of year. Ice-skating, hot cocoa and holiday shopping with friends. For others, it’s a time of stress, dealing with family and the burden of finding gifts that are free of toxic chemicals. Wherever the […]
By Darlene Battle, Executive Director of Delawareans for Social and Economic Justice Yes indeed, the mattress matters! Infants often spend up to sixteen hours a day sleeping and need a safe place to sleep as their bodies develop and grow. As a mother of two and grandmother of three, I know how much time babies spend […]
Lindsay Dahl is the Deputy Director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families I often wonder what will inspire people to take action on our issue when they’re juggling so many other priorities. What will it take to empower and excite people to pick up the phone and call their Senators? We’re often bombarded by multiple email […]
Infertility. Early puberty. Decreased sperm counts. Breast and prostate cancers. These are just a few of the reproductive health problems that are increasing in the United States today. More and more evidence implicates that some of these increases are linked to our constant exposure to toxic chemicals, from the air we breathe, to the water […]
The first story I heard on the news Monday evening was about the stir caused by safety testing one of this season’s “it” toys – a certain kind of stuffed hamster. A consumer advocacy group had found the toy contained levels of an element called antimony that exceed government standards but then conceded that its testing method did not match that of government testers. To assure the public of the toy’s safety, the manufacturer has now released its testing report.