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Study Finds Toxic Chemicals in a Majority of Seasonal Holiday D├ęcor Products

The holidays are a time when families love to deck the halls with boughs of holly, but with some traditional holiday decorations containing potential harmful chemicals the season may not be so jolly. A recent study of 69 products by healthystuff.org found “more than two thirds of the products contained…

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Top 5 Ways to Ensure Safe, Natural Toys for Kids

With the holidays rapidly approaching it’s important to remember that cosmetics, grooming products, and cleaning products aren’t the only daily use items that contain toxins. Unfortunately many children’s toys can contain toxins that are harmful to your loved ones. In fact, a 2013 study by Environmental Health News found thousands…

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10 Harmful Chemicals in Cosmetics

Most of us know the best way to avoid toxic chemicals is to pay close attention to the ingredients in the cleaning products we use on a daily basis. And while this is a good practice, there are potential harmful chemicals you may be missing, and they’re in the cosmetics…

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Is Your Pet a Toxic Dumping Ground?

Keeping our families safe from harmful chemicals is important to us all, and for many, our pets are cherished members of those families. But did you know dogs are exposed to three times more perfluorochemicals (PFCs) than their owners? And cats are exposed to 23 times more polybrominated diphenyl ether…

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Ten Retailers Urged to Pull Potentially Toxic Products

In April of 2013 health and environmental groups launched a major campaign to encourage 10 national retailers – including Walmart, Target, and Costco – to remove items from their stores containing hazardous chemicals. While a few of the companies in the past have instituted “retail regulation”, the campaign hopes to…

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My Toxic Baby

How many of us love the way that our babies smell right after a bath?  I know that I certainly do!  Now how many of us would bathe our babies in formaldehyde?  I’d say it’s a pretty safe bet to answer,  none of us would.  At least we wouldn’t knowingly…

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Fragrance: A Growing Health and Environmental Hazard

Fragrances are used in products we all encounter on a daily basis. These items can include anything from cosmetics and toiletries, to household cleaners and scented candles. But did you know that “95% of chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum”?  And many of these scented products…

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Do Personal Care Products Need a Makeover?

Products most of us use on a daily basis such as lotions, cosmetics, fragrances, deodorants, and sunscreen are under more scrutiny than ever. Though it’s not the products themselves that are being scrutinized, so much as it’s the chemicals used for their creation such as triclosan and bis-phenol. These chemicals…

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