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Child Safe Products Act of New York Awaits Governor’s Signature

A bill five years in the making, specifically designed to limit children’s exposure to harmful toxins, now awaits Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo’s signature. Officially titled the Child Safe Products Act, and often referred to as the “Toxic Toys Bill”, the legislation would ban the sale of children’s products…

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Toxic sunscreen alternatives

As the temperatures rise and we begin to spend more hours of the day outdoors, so does the need for sunscreen. In the state of Florida alone, more than 8,000 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year. That’s higher than any other state in the Union.

Before you…

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Why pesticides are bad for your lawn and your family

As summer fast approaches (we’re just over a month away), the number of Americans tending to their lawn and gardens will grow. While the amount of attention our yards require increases, there’s a tendency to rely on products that can be harmful to not only the very lawns and gardens…

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The floor isn’t lava, but it and your couch might be toxic

We all remember the game “The floor is lava…” Climbing from couch to couch, chair to chair, onto cushions strategically placed on the ground all while ensuring no part of your body touches the floor. The game may need to be tweaked a bit, because it appears that vinyl floors…

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Massachusetts flame retardant bill has manufacturers and retailers seeing red

What happens when a state passes a bill that limits not only the sale, but even the manufacturing of materials using “toxic flame retardants”? Well as you might expect, in the State of Massachusetts, it’s made a lot of people very happy…and a few not so much.

Firefighters, child health…

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ToxicFree Changes You Can Make in Your Home

Is your home toxic? Are you unsure, but worried it may be? If you fall in either category, this is the post for you! Tonya Harris, an Environmental Toxin Expert, is here with a few simple changes you can make inside your home to ensure you’re living a “ToxicFree” lifestyle.

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Spike in Indiana children with cancer has parents seeking answers

When is a cancer diagnosis more than just a cancer diagnosis? When is the diagnosis part of a cancer cluster? How about when nearly 80 children, in one county, over a ten year period are diagnosed with cancer? You, me, and the parents of children diagnosed likely consider these facts…

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Crayons and other back to school supplies found to contain harmful toxins

The last few weeks of summer are upon us, and that means children across the country are just beginning a new school year. Most families have been preparing for the return the last few weeks by purchasing items from a list provided by the new school. Supplies such as binders,…

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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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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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