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Do You Live Near Toxic Waste? See 1,317 of the Most Polluted Spots in the U.S.

Time.com has put together a very helpful new tool. They have created a map of the United States that allows you to view each individual Superfund site in across the nation. The sites come from the Superfund List, a list that “contains the worst of toxic sites in the U.S.”…

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Kimberly-Clark sued over concern that Huggies baby wipes contain dangerous chemical

Do baby wipes marketed as “natural” and “gentle” actually contain a dangerous chemical that can cause vomiting and diarrhea? That question is at the heart of a new class action lawsuit brought against Huggies’ parent company Kimberly-Clark. A mother in San Diego, California claims that she purchased a package of…

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The Toxic Truth Behind Mardi Gras Beads

The annual Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana is truly something everyone should experience at least once in their life. And with the Mardi Gras beads being sold in every almost every corner store across the nation from mid-February through mid-March, you don’t even have to travel all the…

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WARNING: Your Baby's Sophie the Giraffe Toy Might Be Full of Mold

There may be no more popular gift for new parents than Sophie La Girafe, aka Sophie the Giraffe. Created and sold by French toy manufacturer Vulli, the popular teether toy has been the go-to choice for many parents since it first hit the market in 1961. However, a recent discovery…

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Target’s new chemicals policy hits a bullseye

Nationwide superstore chain Target has outlined a new chemicals strategy that “promises to cleanse its shelves, and the brands along its value chain, of toxic chemicals.” Target’s announcement on January 25th made toxic chemicals public enemy number one. Their decision could have far-reaching implications. Jennifer Silberman, Target’s chief sustainability officer…

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Are there toxins in your fast food packaging?

Is the sugar and fat in fast food the least concerning about what many Americans are eating on almost a daily basis? According to Silent Spring Institute and lead researcher Laurel Schaider, that just may be the case. The study tested more than 400 samples from restaurants across the United…

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Car Seats Save Lives, but Can Expose Children to Potentially Harmful Toxins

You’ve watched all the videos, read all of the parenting books, and combed through your new car seat manual. You’ve done everything you’ve been told you need to do to ensure your little bundle of joy is safe when placing them in their car seat for the first time. But…

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Household dust is laced with toxic chemicals, study finds

A first of its kind new study has found that not only is dust the sign of a home that’s missed a cleaning or two, it’s also potentially harmful to our health. The newest concerns with dust go far beyond sneezing. The study was conducted by five institutions across 14…

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Man-made toxic chemicals are found 7 miles below the Pacific

As our knowledge of the chemicals we use in our products grows, so does our understanding of how it affects the environment and the wildlife that’s a part of it. For years now we’ve known that toxic chemicals in products can now be found in the very fish that we…

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10 Toxic Chemicals to Avoid in Eye Makeup

With many organic and toxic-free options on the market today, it’s getting easier to avoid harsh chemicals in many of the products we use each day. Products such as the foods we eat and chemicals used to clean our homes are often full of harmful toxins. There’s one potentially harmful…

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