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EPA Finds Insecticide Threatens Pollinators

Could certain insecticides be threatening the bees we need to keep agriculture flourishing and put food on our dinner tables? The latest information from the Environmental Protection Agency confirms what researchers and conservationists have been warning about. The EPA has announced that its preliminary risk assessment shows the neonicotinoid insecticide named imidacloprid can pose a […]

Continue Reading By on February 15, 2016 in agriculture, ecology, pesticides, pollinators, toxic

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

The Housing Hour Features Home & Environmental Topics from a Mom’s Perspective

Have you heard the latest news about that popular product you may be putting on your lawn right now?  How about efforts to clear the air for kids’ health?  Or what you could say to your local store manager today that would forever change the way you look at shopping?  Let’s look at these things […]

Continue Reading By on April 9, 2015 in agriculture, air, ecosystem, environment, home, pantry, parenting, pesticides, shopping, simple living
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Who’s Playing Politics With Your Baby’s Health?

Maybe you’re expecting a baby or shopping for the children you already have.  You need to buy a crib mattress, food storage containers and toys.  You want to keep your baby’s play spaces comfy and clean.  You ought to be able to assume all of these products meet some measure of long-term safety for your […]

Continue Reading By on March 12, 2015 in conscious consumerism, motherhood, parenting, safer chemicals, safety, shopping

View Toxic Hot Seat Movie for FREE this Week!

What’s endangering America’s children AND the firefighters who risk their lives to save them in house fires?  Would you believe it could be the living room furniture?  In perhaps the most insidious example of a lack of chemical safety oversight, it’s been revealed that toxic flame retardants in most sofa cushions are linked to grave […]

Continue Reading By on December 1, 2014 in safer chemicals, toxic

Non-Toxic Pregnancy & Birth Webinar

Are you or someone close preparing to expand your family and welcome a child into the world?  You may draw on wisdom of previous generations of mothers, and that’s a wonderful thing.  Chances are you’re also seeking the latest in healthy pregnancy and birth information.  That includes results of health studies and environmental data previously […]

Continue Reading By on May 28, 2014 in children, parenting, pregnancy, pregnancy green, prevention, toxic, Toxic Baby