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The bizarre way the U.S. regulates chemicals...

Since 1976 the United States has tried to protect Americans from potentially harmful chemicals with regulation known as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The intention of our government was of course to use the act to protect the public from hazardous chemicals used in the everyday products such as…

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Is Autism Caused by Home Toxins?

The birth of a child is supposed to be an exciting joy filled experience, but too often these days’ parents have to worry about the health of their child. Extreme caution is taken to ensure a happy, healthy baby is born. Mothers do everything from cutting certain foods out of…

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What Are We Doing to Our Children’s Brains?

For years now parents have had to worry about the types of chemicals present in the toys our children play with, the harmful toxins in the cleaning products used in our homes, and even some of the medications given to our little ones when they are ill. Now there are…

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Study says some chain dollar stores sell products made with toxic chemicals

A recent study released by Campaign for Healthier Solutions has created some serious concerns for Americans who shop at discount stores such as Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, etc. The report shows that the stores are in the business of selling products containing chemicals shown to cause “cancer, diabetes…

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Hormone-Mimicking Chemicals May Threaten Male Fertility

A couple’s decision to try and have children is one of the most exciting choices a happy couple will make during their lifetime. Thanks to a new study though, the prospects of having children could prove to be problematic for some couples. Molecular biologist Pat Hunt of Washington State…

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How to Avoid Products with Bisphenol-S

For years now scientists have known of the dangers associated with a chemical such as bisphenol-A (BPA). The harmful toxin has been linked to brain and behavior problems, hormone level issues, heart problems, and even cancer. What made BPA so dangerous was just how many companies used it to produce…

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EPA Targeting Dangerous Household Chemical

We’ve had Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) highlighted for a while now as a Red Light Ingredient, and it seems like the Environmental Protection Agency is catching on too. Toluene Diisocyanate is a chemical “used to manufacture household products like coatings, elastomers, adhesives and sealants.” The deadly toxin has been shown to…

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10 Things Every American Should Know About Toxins

Today, more and more Americans are becoming aware of just how dangerous toxic chemicals can be to our bodies. The extremely harmful toxic chemicals can be found in products ranging from toys our children play with, to the cosmetics we use on a daily basis. What’s especially alarming is the…

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The Dirty Truth About Antibacterial Soaps

While advancements in science and technology improve many of the products we have used for years, sometimes we’re better off just using the tried and true method. Case in point, antibacterial soaps. For the last 10 years or so, antibacterial soaps have become a huge seller. Companies have marketed them…

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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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