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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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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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Study: California Fire Retardant Ban Cuts Toxins

An important decision made a little over 10 years ago by the state of California is paying off in a big way for humans and wildlife living in and around the San Francisco Bay area. In 2003 California began regulating chemicals called Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers, or PBDEs; these chemicals had…

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