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California Supreme Court Approves Organic Labeling Lawsuits

A recent ruling by the state Supreme Court of California allows consumers to file lawsuits “alleging products are falsely labeled ‘organic’.” This new ruling overturns a previous decision by a lower court. In the unanimous decision Associate Justice Kathryn Werdegar wrote “state lawsuits alleging intentional organic mislabeling promote, rather than…

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Tips for a Lush, Organic Lawn

We’re now a little more than two weeks into the spring season. It’s a great time for family bike rides, a picnic at the park, or planting fresh flowers in your home garden. In fact, spring is one of the most popular times of the year for many yard projects…

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Toxic Chemicals Found in Most Hair Dyes

By now many of you know that some of products we use on a daily basis contain potentially harmful chemicals. These chemicals can be found in products such as hand sanitizers, bath soaps, and shampoos. The toxic chemicals can also be found in items we use less frequently, such as…

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Is Your Pet a Toxic Dumping Ground?

Keeping our families safe from harmful chemicals is important to us all, and for many, our pets are cherished members of those families. But did you know dogs are exposed to three times more perfluorochemicals (PFCs) than their owners? And cats are exposed to 23 times more polybrominated diphenyl ether…

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Are parabens and phthalates harmful in makeup and lotions?

Should you worry about the chemicals in your makeup, lotion, shaving cream, soap and shampoo? The answer is a clear maybe.

Why maybe? That’s because some critics suspect that chemicals such as phthalates and parabens can interfere with the body’s hormones, most notably reproductive hormones such as estrogen and…

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