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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

Chemical bracelet detects toxic, banned substances

It’s 2015, and companies across the world have made great strides in technology. Many of us carry phones in our pocket that can be used to check sports scores, bank accounts, as well as send pictures and videos. We can speak to… Continue Reading

Oregon passes Toxic-Free Kids Act

More and more Americans are becoming aware of the potential harmful toxins in products made for children, and some states have started to take steps to alleviate parents’ concerns. Now, Oregon is one of those states. The state of Oregon recently passed… Continue Reading

New study shows kids exposed to toxic chemicals on artificial turf

As parents we go to great lengths to keep our family, especially our children, safe. That means taking the extra time to read cleaning product labels, limiting the amount of time our children sit in front of the television/computer screens, ensuring our… Continue Reading

Sweat it Out: Could Your Sportswear be Toxic?

Summer is a time when many families will be participating in recreational activities. Kids will be participating in summer sports, parents will be exercising, and they may both be exposing themselves to potentially hazardous toxins. According to a new report by Greenpeace… Continue Reading

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