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How to Make the Baby Nursery a Toxin-Free Haven in Your Home

Bringing a newborn home from the hospital for the first time should be a wonderful experience. Today though, that special event could be a dangerous one if you haven’t properly prepared the home for their arrival. A nursery is where many infants… Continue Reading

Rhode Island senator wants to strengthen toxic chemicals law

Though new regulations have been difficult to get passed, at least on politician is taking a stand. Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is pushing for a new bill that would “update and strengthen the [Toxic Substances Control Act] act.” Currently the act… Continue Reading

Links between health problems and endocrine-disrupting chemicals now stronger, statement argues

A new study by the Endocrine Society, suggests that “even minute doses” of hormone-disrupting chemicals can interfere with the activity of natural hormones. The idea that just minute doses of these chemicals leading to sever health problems is a scary one. Previous… Continue Reading

Target Expands List of Chemicals It Wants Out of Consumer Goods

It’s 2015, and many brands, states, and countries are getting smarter about ensuring the items we buy for our homes and families are safe to use. The idea of non-toxic products has been the focus of a company like Wal-Mart since 2009.… Continue Reading

8 Trillion Small Plastic Pieces Enter Aquatic Habitats Daily

A new report from researchers at 7 different institutions suggests that in the United States that approximately “8 trillion plastic microbeads enter aquatic habitats each day — often with dire consequences to wildlife.” Many of the plastics come from personal care products… Continue Reading

World ‘facing flood of new toxins’

Remember the Whack-a-Mole game of our youth? Well the fight against pollutants is starting to feel a lot like that. It seems like every time one gets outright banned or regulated, another pops up in its place. And according to Dr. Susan… Continue Reading

How Modern Furniture Endangers Firefighters

While firefighters are laying their lives on the line to save our homes and families, the products we buy and place in our homes may be putting them in danger even after the fire has been put out. Recent studies have shown… Continue Reading

EPA proposal to ban flushing “hazardous waste” meds

The Environmental Protection Agency is considering a new rule that would go a long way towards making our “waterways, wells, and drinking water” safer. The new rule would “ban hospitals and pharmacies from sending unused prescription drugs classified as ‘hazardous waste’ down… Continue Reading

Toxic Chemicals Taint the ‘Best Possible’ Food for Babies

For years, parents have gone to great lengths to keep their families safe. In today’s world, that means ensuring the foods we eat and products we use are free of harmful chemicals. These are chemicals that can cause issues ranging from minor… Continue Reading

House passes anti-GMO labeling law

It seems the House of Representatives isn’t too concerned with the rights of American citizens knowing what’s in their foods. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill preventing the requirement of food labels for those coming from “genetically engineered crops”.… Continue Reading

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