tips to avoid toxic chemicals
An excerpt from Leah Segedie’s new book Green Enough.
What’s scarier than the pint-sized vampires, mummies and ghosts who will roam the streets this Halloween? The toxic chemicals that can be found in many Halloween products on store shelves.
BPA and other toxins that can be found in our food and products are at levels dangerous enough to be concerned with and we need to encourage companies to ditch the chemicals and toxins in our products.
Retailers have the power to make substantial improvements in public health and safety, and with that power comes a moral obligation, a corporate social responsibility. Many of the retailers have gotten started, but they need to do more. And because they care about their customers, you can help them along.
By Lindsay Dahl We know the best solution for addressing toxic chemicals is for Congress to pass the Safe Chemicals Act, but in the meantime here are some tips to protect your family from toxic chemicals in food and packaging. TIPS TO AVOID TOXIC CHEMICALS IN FOOD: 1) Limit canned food and plastic containers. Glass, […]
We worry about the toxicity of our personal care products, pesticides in our food, and leaching of chemicals. However, shouldn’t we be equally worried about the chemicals contained in the building products we install in our homes? Listed below are some chemicals dos and don’ts for common household upgrades. Use No or Low Toxic Paint: […]
by Lori Popkewitz Alper This was originally posted at Groovy Green Livin where Lori is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief. Lori was recently featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer advocating for all moms and dads in the fight against BPA! Everything from the food we eat to our cleaning products, furniture, personal care products and our yards can contain toxic […]
As a parent, there is nothing quite as special as the drawings, paintings and other artwork made by my children. I proudly display them on the walls and tables in our home and finally tuck them into a box to save for later, when childhood is just a memory. Before you run out and stock […]
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?