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The most dangerous toxins in our homes

We’re all interested in protecting our loved ones from toxic chemicals outside and inside our homes. Our homes especially though, because they’re one of the places we spend the most time, and also a place that we have the most control over. There are so many to worry about these…

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Brain development of children greatly impacted by flame retardants & pesticides

Two ingredients we all encounter and likely use relatively regularly are negatively impacting the development of our children’s brains. Flame retardants and pesticides are the culprits, according to a new study. 

A study published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology found that there were “162 million lost IQ points…

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Could silkworms hold the key to toxin free flame retardants?

Evolved by Nature believes they’ve solved a decades old issue. How do you make clothing and furniture flame retardant without using chemicals? The answer apparently involves the silkworm.

Let’s back up a bit. Since the 1970s flame retardants have been a part of our lives. It was then that that…

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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 Gov. Charlie Baker vetoes flame retardant bill

A bill banning the use of flame retardants in household and children’s products has died on the desk of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. The bill was sent to Governor Baker in the closing hours of the 2017-2018 legislative session, and could not be amended. The bill was the victim of…

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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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More than 80 percent of car seats tested in new study contain toxins

Despite claims often made by manufacturers and consumer groups that products in 2018 are safer than ever, a new study by scientists at Indiana University casts serious doubts on these claims. Researchers at Indiana University conducted a recent study on nearly 20 car seats, and found that more than 8…

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World ‘facing flood of new toxins’

Remember the Whack-a-Mole game of our youth? Well the fight against pollutants is starting to feel a lot like that. It seems like every time one gets outright banned or regulated, another pops up in its place. And according to Dr. Susan Richardson of the University of South Carolina “new…

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How Modern Furniture Endangers Firefighters

While firefighters are laying their lives on the line to save our homes and families, the products we buy and place in our homes may be putting them in danger even after the fire has been put out. Recent studies have shown that firefighters “have a higher risk of multiple…

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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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