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Museum of Appalachia, a Smithsonian Affiliate

Museum of Appalachia Invites Families to Explore Year-Around

The spectacularly blue October sky stretched high above the green fields and weather-worn barns where people had gathered to celebrate the season.  Music sounded from the stage hung with a red, white and blue flag, as well as from a cantilever barn turned into another stage.  My daughters sought out ice cream and apple cider […]

Continue Reading By on October 20, 2015 in antique, Appalachia, education, families, family, farm

National Day of Action for REAL Chemical Safety Reform

Scientists have found unsafe levels of lead and flame retardant chemicals in decorative strings of beaded holiday garland.  You have to scrutinize the ingredients in everything you purchase for your children, if you’re concerned about their health and safety.  Even certain cleaners and fresheners you use to spruce up your home for the holidays could […]

Continue Reading By on December 9, 2013 in children, family, health, safer chemicals, Uncategorized

National Stroller Brigade Promotes Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families!

You’re busy enough to barely find time for weekly shopping.  Do you need to spend an extra hour just reading over the ingredient labels?  Some parents feel they do these days, as the latest science and health information points to toxic chemicals used to make products we buy for our homes.  If you think it’s […]

Continue Reading By on October 29, 2013 in chidren, environmental health, families, safer chemicals, 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

Families for Safer Chemicals

Parents usually don’t hesitate to gear up their kids with training wheels and bicycle helmets.  It’s just what they do to keep kids safe. Making safe choices is not so easy when it comes to the chemical content of everyday consumer products.  That’s why parents in all 50 states are speaking up for common sense […]

Continue Reading By on January 1, 2012 in parenting, safer chemicals, safety