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House panel approves toxic chemical safety bill

On June 3rd, the House Energy and Commerce Committee moved forward with a toxic chemical safety bill. The TCSA Modernization Act will make substantial changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act that’s currently in place. The changes are in important in that… Continue Reading

Toxic chemicals found in child car seats

When you load your child into a car seat you think you’re protecting them from harm, but what you may actually be doing is exposing them to toxic chemicals. A recent study by the Ecology Center found that “11 out of 15… Continue Reading

Scientists: Plastic waste in Great Lakes creates many woes

For years, environmentalists have known that man-made products pose a serious threat to the environment. Now a new study is shedding light on just how big the problem is. According to scientists at the University of Vermont, “about 80 percent of human-made… Continue Reading

These houseplants will help purify the air in your home

We’re now just 3 weeks away from the official start of summer. And many Americans have begun, or will soon begin, the season by planting fresh flowers, plants, and vegetables in our home gardens. Fresh flowers and plants really complete the look… Continue Reading

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

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