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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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Toxic chemicals found in child car seats

When you load your child into a car seat you think you’re protecting them from harm, but what you may actually be doing is exposing them to toxic chemicals. A recent study by the Ecology Center found that “11 out of 15 seats contained halogenated flame retardants.” Don’t get rid…

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These houseplants will help purify the air in your home

We’re now just 3 weeks away from the official start of summer. And many Americans have begun, or will soon begin, the season by planting fresh flowers, plants, and vegetables in our home gardens. Fresh flowers and plants really complete the look of freshly manicured and landscaped yard. But did…

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EPA Issues Health Advisories to Protect Americans from Algal Toxins in Drinking Water

While in the last 20 years or so, bottled water has become the go-to choice for drinking water in America, tap water is still used in many of our daily lives. We use it to make tea, coffee, and low-calorie beverages. But in some locations and instances, our tap water…

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Scientists: Common chemicals in pizza boxes, backpacks may cause cancer

Americans love pizza, like really love it. In fact, according to recent surveys 94% of Americans eat pizza regularly, and 93% of us have eaten pizza in the last month. But a new study shows that consuming pizza could put our health in jeopardy. The concern is so serious that…

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Home Depot to remove toxic chemical from vinyl flooring

By now must of us know the potential danger our family is in if exposed to phthalates. Over the years, phthalates have been linked to hormone disruptions and even cancer. Our government has taken steps to ensure our safety by limiting “phthalates to less than 0.1% of the material…

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Beware toxic pesticides used at vacation spots

We’re now more than a month into spring, and summer will be here before you know it. That means many families will be taking spring or summer vacations. Some of will stay in a log cabin by a lake in the mountains, some will take a trip Florida or California…

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