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Schumer warns against toxic chemicals in Halloween makeup

Halloween is an exciting holiday for many families, especially children. We all remember getting dressed up in our favorite costumes, trick-or-treating, and attending Halloween parties. But today there are serious concerns about some of the products used for kids’ costumes, specifically the makeup/face paint they use. The majority of the…

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How to Make the Baby Nursery a Toxin-Free Haven in Your Home

Bringing a newborn home from the hospital for the first time should be a wonderful experience. Today though, that special event could be a dangerous one if you haven’t properly prepared the home for their arrival. A nursery is where many infants will spend the majority of their first few…

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Rhode Island senator wants to strengthen toxic chemicals law

Though new regulations have been difficult to get passed, at least on politician is taking a stand. Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is pushing for a new bill that would “update and strengthen the [Toxic Substances Control Act] act.” Currently the act bans only 5 of the more than 80,000…

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Target Expands List of Chemicals It Wants Out of Consumer Goods

It’s 2015, and many brands, states, and countries are getting smarter about ensuring the items we buy for our homes and families are safe to use. The idea of non-toxic products has been the focus of a company like Wal-Mart since 2009. It now appears Target is set to reduce…

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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 skin irritations, to cancer. We do things like…

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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 wireless speakers asking them to play our favorite…

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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 the “Toxic-Free Kids Act”. The purpose of the…

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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 kids eat healthy foods, and making sure our…

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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 “apparel companies are failing to regulate the chemicals…

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E-Tech Takes the Toxins out of the surfboard

Summer, the beach, and surfing have a long history together. And while summer doesn’t officially begin for another few days, many families are already spending a lot of time at the beach. The beach is a great place for families to visit to experience all that nature has to offer,…

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