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Ecology Center Detects Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Car Seats

Could a federally mandated traffic safety procedure be putting your child at risk for a different sort of danger?  Independent research by consumer advocacy watchdog Ecology Center shows many children’s car seats are loaded with toxic chemicals that may be a risk to their long-term health! These same chemicals are being detected as accumulating in […]

Continue Reading By on July 8, 2015 in children, parenting, safer chemicals, safety, toxic

Chemical Spill Leaves Many West Virginians Without Clean Tap Water, Unclear When It Will Be Safe

Days after an industrial chemical spill was discovered in West Virginia, people in all or part of nine counties are still unable to use their tap water.  Governor Tomblin’s office Tweeted another reminder for residents. REMINDER: Do Not Use order still in effect for parts of Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam & […]

Continue Reading By on January 14, 2014 in Appalachia, clean water, safer chemicals, safety

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Community Grows Stronger into 2014

We do so much to live healthier lives:  we head outdoors, commit to fitness routines and choose wholesome foods.  We’re even becoming savvier shoppers.  We take personal responsibility for a healthier future.  But when it comes to consumer safety in the United States, we still can’t do it all alone. That’s why it made perfect […]

Continue Reading By on January 7, 2014 in chidren, family, health, safer chemicals, Uncategorized

Gearing Up for Family Winter Outings Around Town!

Everyone’s excited about winter vacation time, or even a special evening out on the town!  With winter’s unpredictable weather and perhaps the unknowns of traffic and destination, are you geared up for a holiday outing?  If simply for the sake of convenience, don’t forget to pack water bottles and nonperishable snacks for everyone in your […]

Continue Reading By on December 13, 2013 in family, holidays, Uncategorized

Thousands Plan to Draw the Line Saturday on Keystone XL

“That money’s burning a hole in your pocket!”   “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” “Waste not, want not.”   Anybody else grow up hearing those truisms?  Those same generations of folks that raised us on some rather conservative values were also the generations that viewed any sort of technological progress as something that […]

Continue Reading By on September 18, 2013 in air, backyard, Bill McKibben, biodiversity, climate change, community, conservation, energy, environmental health, environmentalism, Keystone XL

Safe Chemicals Act Vote Today

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Delivered Approx. 130,000 Petition Signatures to Congress in May During the National Stroller Brigade The second of two recent hearings in Washington shed some light on the chemical industry’s relationship with politicians and the American public on the eve of an important vote on the Safe Chemicals Act.  The proposed law […]

Continue Reading By on July 25, 2012 in chidren, endocrine disruptors, environmental health, Safe Chemicals Act, Uncategorized

Smart Shopping for Smartphones

When you shop for a big ticket item that affects your everyday life, you ask lots of questions, don’t you? So do I. Sure would be easier if sellers always had answers. I took the Environmental Working Group’s list of cellular phone radiation levels along with me when I visited a couple of wireless stores […]

Continue Reading By on March 15, 2011 in conscious consumerism, safety