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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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ToxicFree Changes You Can Make in Your Home

Is your home toxic? Are you unsure, but worried it may be? If you fall in either category, this is the post for you! Tonya Harris, an Environmental Toxin Expert, is here with a few simple changes you can make inside your home to ensure you’re living a “ToxicFree” lifestyle.

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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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Scientists re-invent laser, can now detect toxins in less than half a second

When one man’s “gas sniffing device” becomes a toxins sniffing device, you have yourself a technological breakthrough. In 2017, University of Michigan researchers created a device that through the use of lasers could detect gas in four to five minutes. The device can now detect toxins in “less than half…

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According to American authorities, fake Halloween contact lenses could be toxic

As Halloween costumes become more detailed and realistic, some aspects of them are becoming more dangerous. Investigators with Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement (ICE) are warning Americans about the dangers of “counterfeit contact lenses”. These lenses, often used during Halloween, “could contain lead or other dangerous toxins…

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Could eating organic reduce your cancer risk?

By now most of us know the benefits of eating organic. Eating an organic diet can: enhance your immune system, boost your cardiovascular protection, reduce the presence of pesticides, and promote animal welfare. Although, according to a new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal, eating organic…

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15 Kitchen Toxins Hiding in Plain Sight

These days most of us are aware of the potential toxins lurking in our homes. Toxins in everyday use products such as: air fresheners, surface cleaners, insecticides, and others. What you may not be aware of though are toxins in products most of us use on a daily basis, products…

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Staying out of the water may not protect you from red tide

If you don’t want to get hurt, simply stay out of the water. That’s a great strategy if being bit by a shark is your only concern, but it may not help you when it comes to toxic red tide. Scientists in the state of Florida are using air testing…

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Avoiding a toxic workplace

These days, toxicity in the workplace doesn’t just describe Jamie's contentious relationship with Alex after one of them threw the other's lunch away. In 2018, toxic chemicals are a real threat in the environment, at home, and in our workspaces. Fatigue, difficulty concentrating, eye irritation, nose, throat, and lung irritation…

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