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Women’s Voices for the Earth Reports Cleaning Products Industry Still Failing Consumers

You know it makes your living room smell like a flower garden or turns your kids’ bathroom into something bearable — but do you really know what’s inside that bottle or whether it’s safe for your family?  Advocacy group Women’s Voices for the Earth is reporting there’s still a gap between what you need to know […]

Continue Reading By on April 30, 2015 in cleaning, conscious consumerism, home, safer chemicals, toxic

Could Your Baby Be Crawling On Toxic Flooring?

Could the same harmful chemicals phased out of children’s toys more than five years ago still be lurking in the floor where your baby crawls?  A recent study says more than half of vinyl flooring tested from some major retailers contained phthalates. ***Update: now both Lowe’s and Menards have also announced they will also be […]

Continue Reading By on April 22, 2015 in baby, environmental health, health, Mind the Store, safer chemicals, toxic

5 Truth-Is-Stranger-Than-Fiction Films not at the Oscars

Red carpet glamour, superstar ballads and acceptance speeches get us all choked up each year when we watch the Oscars. Amidst all the larger-than-life gestures, we hopefully gain some bit of knowledge and understanding about global concerns. Movies are meant to make us think, of course. We also heard several acceptance speech messages reminding us […]

Continue Reading By on February 23, 2015 in climate change, environmental health, food, health

Live Chat Tonight with #MizzouFrackingResearch Scientist

*Event sponsored by Toxic Baby Have you been hearing the term “endocrine disruption” more often these days and wondered what it really means?  Did you know this term for the way chemicals can interfere with our body’s normal hormone functions is being associated with chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (super-modern drilling) for natural gas? Join […]

Continue Reading By on April 10, 2014 in clean water, endocrine disruptors, fracking

Missouri Researchers Crowdfunding Second Phase of Fracking Health Study

Scientists at the University of Missouri are asking for your help with the second phase of an urgent health study to confirm the link between specific fracking chemicals and endocrine disruption.  Their first phase of work has detected reason for concern about endocrine disrupting waters near an area of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in […]

Continue Reading By on April 8, 2014 in endocrine disruptors, energy, environmental health, fracking, science

Research Uncovers Clues to Fracking Health Concerns

A woman plans for a healthy pregnancy, watches what she eats and lives a generally healthy lifestyle. Could living near the site of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas increase the chances of health complications for her and her child?  Because developing babies are so vulnerable, scientists are trying to unlock answers about chemical exposures related […]

Continue Reading By on April 7, 2014 in endocrine disruptors, energy, environmental health, fracking, pregnancy, research, science, toxic

Mom of Poisoned Kids Asks if We’ve been MisLead

WELCOME to the Flour Sack Mama community! Have one out of three of America’s children been lead poisoned at one time or another?  Are government-approved levels of lead contamination really safe for our kids today?  When did the lead industry first know its product was dangerous? Mother of four Tamara Rubin explores these and other […]

Continue Reading By on March 31, 2014 in children, environmental health, home, lead poisoning, parenting

University of Tennessee Physician Speaks to Group at Unacceptable Levels Screening

University of Tennessee physician Dr. Ragi Doggweiler is accustomed to questions about her integrative approach to healthcare.  She did not shy away from questions from the crowd who’d just screened the award-winning documentary film Unacceptable Levels in Knoxville.  The audience had learned reasons why we’re all surrounded by so many toxic chemicals, with babies born […]

Continue Reading By on October 24, 2013 in childbirth, environmental, environmental health, environmentalism, family, green parenting, health, massage, pregnancy, safer chemicals, Unacceptable Levels, Uncategorized

Top Pediatricians Speak up about Children’s Environmental Health and Unacceptable Levels

The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics has said it very clearly.  “The linkage between chemical exposure and cancer, developmental disabilities, asthma and other health conditions is well-established.  Yet, Congress has been unable to approve meaningful TSCA reform since 1976,” wrote AAP President and medical doctor Thomas McInerny in a letter this summer to […]

Continue Reading By on September 19, 2013 in agriculture, air, eating better, ecology, ecosystem, education, environmental health, green, health