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Stronger Regulation of Toxic Chemicals

The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 has long been thought of as “notoriously week”. The act is meant to help control the toxic chemicals consumers are exposed to. Unfortunately there are thousands of chemicals that go unchecked by the E.P.A. each… Continue Reading

EPA Issues Health Advisories to Protect Americans from Algal Toxins in Drinking Water

While in the last 20 years or so, bottled water has become the go-to choice for drinking water in America, tap water is still used in many of our daily lives. We use it to make tea, coffee, and low-calorie beverages. But… Continue Reading

Scientists: Common chemicals in pizza boxes, backpacks may cause cancer

Americans love pizza, like really love it. In fact, according to recent surveys 94% of Americans eat pizza regularly, and 93% of us have eaten pizza in the last month. But a new study shows that consuming pizza could put our health… Continue Reading

Home Depot to remove toxic chemical from vinyl flooring

By now must of us know the potential danger our family is in if exposed to phthalates. Over the years, phthalates have been linked to hormone disruptions and even cancer. Our government has taken steps to ensure our safety by limiting… Continue Reading

Beware toxic pesticides used at vacation spots

We’re now more than a month into spring, and summer will be here before you know it. That means many families will be taking spring or summer vacations. Some of will stay in a log cabin by a lake in the mountains,… Continue Reading

Tips for a Lush, Organic Lawn

We’re now a little more than two weeks into the spring season. It’s a great time for family bike rides, a picnic at the park, or planting fresh flowers in your home garden. In fact, spring is one of the most popular… Continue Reading

Top ten pet toxins of 2014 from ASPCA

Spring is the perfect season for families to spend some real quality time together. And for many of us our pets are just like family. So it’s important we do what we can to keep our pets safe from potentially dangerous chemicals,… Continue Reading

How to Detox Your Home

Spring is of course the season of cleaning, but for many it’s also the season of home detoxing. Home detoxing is of course the act of ridding your home of potentially harmful chemicals that have been brought inside throughout the year. Presently… Continue Reading

Easter season favorites aren’t pets’ best friends

Easter is just around the corner. That means soon many parents and children will be filling Easter baskets full of fake green grass and dyed eggs, planting fresh Easter lilies in their home gardens, and consuming more chocolate than any doctor would… Continue Reading

The bizarre way the U.S. regulates chemicals…

Since 1976 the United States has tried to protect Americans from potentially harmful chemicals with regulation known as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The intention of our government was of course to use the act to protect the public from hazardous… Continue Reading

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