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Clean Water Worries for Rural Arkansas Residents

Residents of the The Natural State are wondering how clean their waterways will be if the oil and gas industry has its way with a disputed water discharge permit.  An administrative law judge is anticipated to rule soon on citizen concerns about allowing treated wastewater, possibly from natural gas hydraulic fracturing or fracking operations, to […]

Continue Reading By on November 21, 2013 in Arkansas, fracking, natural resources, pollution, toxic, Uncategorized, water

Mother Honors Baby’s Memory at Stroller Brigade

The unmatched strength of a mother’s love propelled one Michigan woman to Washington, DC recently for the national Stroller Brigade for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.  Jennifer Canvasser traveled along with two registered nurses who had cared for her newborn twin boys and their special needs. After overcoming infertility challenges, Canvasser and her husband, Noah are […]

Continue Reading By on November 12, 2013 in babies, chidren, ecology, mother, parenting, pregnancy, safer chemicals, toxic, Uncategorized

Ladies, Can We Talk?

Ladies, we could talk about organic cloth diapering and baby products all day, anywhere, couldn’t we?  We’re seeking out products for our children with safer chemicals and it seems like a no brainer that parents of all backgrounds agree on the idea.  But we need to have a talk about something many of us use […]

Continue Reading By on November 6, 2013 in safer chemicals, toxic, women

Green Your Halloween: Simpler Costumes, Less Scary Makeup

Have you decided to go greener this Halloween or fall festival time?  Will you save money, find safer products, simplify?  If buying a costume ready made from the store works simplest for you, understood.  You might want to avoid slick plastic PVC or anything with a strong plastic smell to it.  You might also choose […]

Continue Reading By on October 24, 2013 in environmental health, green, green parenting, toxic, Uncategorized

STRONG, not scared: UT Medical Center Physician to Speak after Unacceptable Levels Knoxville Screening

***BREAKING NEWS: Dr. Ragi Doggweiler, the physician who is Director of Integrative Healthcare at UT Cancer Institute, has agreed to be our featured guest speaker after the Knoxville screening of Unacceptable Levels!  Dr. Doggweiler will address the audience briefly and be available to answer questions. We are efforting the ability for ticket sales to expand […]

Continue Reading By on October 18, 2013 in chidren, ecosystem, environment, environmental, environmental health, green parenting, health, home, parenting, pollution, toxic

New York State PTA Supports PVC-Free Schools

New York State’s Parent-Teacher Association is the latest group to promote a PVC-free zone for schools.  The PTA passed a resolution at its annual convention in November urging school districts to choose products without polyvinyl chloride. Vinyl chloride gas used to make PVC is classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as a “known human carcinogen” […]

Continue Reading By on December 17, 2012 in safer chemicals, school, toxic

FREE Guide Helps Find Non-Toxic School Supplies

Remember the fresh smell of a new vinyl nap mat for preschool or Kindergarten? Maybe you still experienced that with your young student this fall.  Remember slick, new vinyl notebooks in several colors for bigger kids? A consumer group offers a free study guide to help us equip our students without exposing them to unnecessary […]

Continue Reading By on September 27, 2012 in safer chemicals, toxic