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Taco Bell to remove toxins from packaging, but not until 2025

Taco Bell is going healthy! Well, they’re not doing something crazy like getting rid of the Cheesy Gordita Crunch, but they are banning the use of “per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), phthalates, and BPA from “consumer-facing packaging.” Unfortunately, much to the chagrin of consumer advocates, the ban isn’t set to…

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Top tips for protecting your newborn from toxins in year one

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, especially when you’ve recently welcomed a new bundle of joy into the family! New parents face many difficult tasks and decisions in their first year, but protecting their newborns is paramount.

The use of [potentially] toxic chemicals in everyday products…

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Are Phthalates and PFAS the new bisphenol A?

Bix box stores, manufacturers, and consumers have for the most part moved away from bisphenol A (BPA). Just over a decade ago, BPA could be found in any number of plastics including: plastic bottles, dental sealants, compact discs, and even children’s sippy cups. Unfortunately, about ten years ago the FDA…

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Crayons and other back to school supplies found to contain harmful toxins

The last few weeks of summer are upon us, and that means children across the country are just beginning a new school year. Most families have been preparing for the return the last few weeks by purchasing items from a list provided by the new school. Supplies such as binders,…

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OSU wristbands reveal toxins in Houston area

Almost a year after Hurricane Harvey devastated much of Houston, Texas, scientists believe residents are still in danger of coming in contact with harmful toxic chemicals. A new technology, a wristband that detects toxins you’re exposed to in your daily life, is allowing researchers to learn more about the toxic…

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Eating at restaurants could expose your family to phthalates

More than 60 percent of participants in a recent George Washington University study admitted to eating dinner at a restaurant instead of their home the previous day. As harmless as that statistic may seem, researchers at GW found that dining at fast food outlets, restaurants, or cafeterias “may boost total…

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Report: Mac and cheese contains chemicals banned from baby products

There’s a good chance that mac and cheese is your child’s favorite meal. Hey, it might even be yours! It comes in a box, it’s often inexpensive, and is relatively easy to make. Unfortunately, thanks to a new study, mac and cheese (and other foods) may contain phthalates. Phthalates of…

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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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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.

3 Key Reasons DIY Cleaning Supplies Are Worth the Effort

For many, the holidays are a time spent with family and friends. And many of us host our own gatherings of friends and family within our very own home during the holidays. When it comes time to clean your home before and after your party, there are a few reasons…

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