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Brain development of children greatly impacted by flame retardants & pesticides

Two ingredients we all encounter and likely use relatively regularly are negatively impacting the development of our children’s brains. Flame retardants and pesticides are the culprits, according to a new study. 

A study published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology found that there were “162 million lost IQ points…

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Taco Bell to remove toxins from packaging, but not until 2025

Taco Bell is going healthy! Well, they’re not doing something crazy like getting rid of the Cheesy Gordita Crunch, but they are banning the use of “per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), phthalates, and BPA from “consumer-facing packaging.” Unfortunately, much to the chagrin of consumer advocates, the ban isn’t set to…

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Heartburn medication recalls continue, generic versions of Zantac included

Just when you think it’s safe to resume using your favorite name brand or generic heartburn medication, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration announces a new round of recalls. Once again, generic versions of Zantac are being recalled due to the presence of a “probable human carcinogen”. You shouldn’t…

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Top tips for protecting your newborn from toxins in year one

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, especially when you’ve recently welcomed a new bundle of joy into the family! New parents face many difficult tasks and decisions in their first year, but protecting their newborns is paramount.

The use of [potentially] toxic chemicals in everyday products…

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Breast cancer linked to permanent hair dye and straighteners

A recent study by the NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) found that the use of permanent hair dyes and straighteners can increase a woman’s cancer risk by nearly 10%.

The study utilized data from 46,709 women, and found that women who regularly use permanent hair dyes and straighteners…

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Despite the recall, the FDA wants consumers to know Zantac is relatively safe

Over the last few months, there have been numerous U.S. Food and Drug Administration recalls due to carcinogen concerns in heartburn medications. We’ve written about each of them here at TFF, and even posted an article just a couple weeks ago providing consumers with what the FDA considers “safe alternatives”…

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State of New York begins fight against three toxins in your drinking water

The state of New York has new recommendations for drinking water standards, recommendations that should make your drinking water inherently safer. The new legislation seeks to limit the amount of 3 specific toxins: Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), and 1,4-dioxane. The legislation is now in the hands of New…

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Now serving PFAS burrito bowls, only at Chipotle

You know your order by heart. Heck, so does the cashier. After all, you’re in Chipotle 3 times a week. Barbacao, white rice, pinto beans, corn salsa, lettuce, cheese, and sour cream. It’s what you always get! According to a new study though, your favorite Chipotle bowl might now come…

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Is your child’s favorite clothing brand hiding its use of toxins?

When you take your children back to school shopping here in the next few weeks, you may have more questions than “Do you have this in a Medium?” or “Does the 2 for 1 sale apply to this rack?” That’s because a handful of brands aren’t publicly disclosing the toxins…

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Back to school shopping shouldn’t include toxins

Kids across the country will be starting or returning to school over the next few weeks. This is an exciting time for kids and parents alike! Heading off to school often calls for a new list of supplies for the school year. Things like crayons, dry erase markers, and three-ring…

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