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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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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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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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Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity

In February of 2014, doctors Philippe Grandjean, MD and Philip J Landrigan, MD, published a paper on the effects of certain industrial chemicals on the neurodevelopment of children’s brains. In this paper, the doctors outlined their concern over untested and new chemicals being presumed “safe” for brain development. According to…

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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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Scented household products may be hazardous to our health

A new study suggests that the International Fragrance Association may not have been completely truthful with information about the dangers of the use of “fragrances”. This time though, it’s not the American government who’s challenging their claims, instead it’s a “tiny women’s advocacy organization in Missoula, Montana”, known as the…

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5 toxic chemicals you should avoid in baby care products

Every day, children are exposed to as many as 27 hazardous chemicals. These chemicals are found in shampoos, lotions, and typical personal care products. To help you decide which products are truly safe and unsafe, experts have Fox News Health experts have weighed in.

Most cancer cases due to lifestyle choices, not ‘bad luck’, study suggests

The diagnosis of cancer in any individual brings about a scary and difficult time for not only the persons diagnosed, but their loved ones. It’s the kind of news no family wants to receive. When the diagnosis has been confirmed, it’s often referred to as a “bad luck”. But a…

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Congress OKs bill banning plastic microbeads in skin care products

It would appear as though the fight against microbeads in our personal care products is almost over. The United States Congress just approved legislation that would result in the phasing out of all plastic microbeads beginning in 2017. Plastic microbeads are used in everything from facial scrubs, to soaps, to…

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