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.
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.
I intentionally didn’t title this “How to avoid chemicals completely” because that’s, well … impossible. We talk a lot about the need to be active and engaged citizens when it comes to tackling toxic chemicals. But at the end of the day, in between calling our members of Congress and asking retailers to phase out […]
It’s finally warm and cookout season is upon us. After a tough winter, I’m sure everyone will be taking every opportunity to soak up the sun and enjoy the warmth! In honor of the warm weather, you may be stocking up on all your disposable plates, tables cloths, utensils. There are many reasons to ditch […]
This piece originally appeared on Connecticut Working Moms’ blog here. Now that it’s Spring and warmer weather is on its way, there are some things to be aware of when it comes to purchasing products that are safe (non-toxic) for our families. (Photo Credit: Lighttruth via photopin cc) I am constantly shocked that there is […]
Teachers work all day nearly every day of the year to teach and take care of our children. They deserve our thanks! This year, why don’t you show your educator your appreciation while showing love to mother nature. Schools are starting to become more conscious about protecting our environment and moving toward more sustainable choices, […]
When you have a baby on the way, thinking about school or daycare can seem like a long time away! But it will be here before you know it, so it’s never to soon to start shopping around for healthier environments for your new baby.
The cold is here, but spring is less than 15 days away! It may still be winter, but we here at Safer Chemicals Healthy Families like to have a little fun and look on the bright side. As we prepare for warmer weather we couldn’t help but reminisce about the smash hit reality TV show […]
As we wrap up one of the coldest months on record, we want to give you some information on road salts and their potential health and environmental impacts. For us here at Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, the environment and our health are intimately linked. Something that may be bad for our waterways, can also affect […]
Thinking about what to do New Year’s Eve? 2014 is right around the corner and we have some tips to help you ring in the New Year with less toxic chemicals! (photo credit: Nanagyei via photopin cc) Go Organic When possible, pick organic items for your party’s spread. These days it’s much easier to find […]