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Imperfect Plans for Toxic Chemical Reform in US Capitol

Get my newsletter here so we can stay in touch! Time for an update on imperfect plans for toxic chemical reform: Who knew a harmful substance finally removed from children’s pajamas in the 70s would end up in our furniture decades later? That child safety devices could be protecting them from one harm while causing […]

Continue Reading By on July 13, 2015 in clean couponing, conscious consumerism, parenting, safer chemicals, toxic

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 Safety Reform Efforts Getting Mixed Reviews

It’s common knowledge that our babies are born pre-polluted with toxic chemicals in their cord blood. That even ideal mother’s milk can no longer be pure because every woman in North America is exposed to so many industrial chemicals.  That chronic disease is becoming more common. Astoundingly, this toxic invasion of our sacred spaces is […]

Continue Reading By on May 4, 2015 in baby, parenting, safer chemicals, toxic

Earth Care Chat with Sierra Club & Eco Author

You don’t have to tell the parent of a child with asthma that when your child can’t breathe, nothing else matters.  They’ve been there. One in ten children in this country depends on a rescue inhaler because of an asthma diagnosis.  Others still, young and old, suffer a range of heart and lung diseases.  It […]

Continue Reading By on April 8, 2015 in clean air, conservation, energy, environment, environmental health, green, green parenting

Toxic Chemicals Spoil the Party in Popular Halloween Costumes & Accessories

Could toxic chemicals be playing a dirty trick on your family’s Halloween fun?  As a parent, you’re already protective about stranger danger, staying visible after dark, checking candy and more.  Have you heard about the elevated levels of toxic chemicals in some new Halloween gear? If you had no idea this was even an issue, […]

Continue Reading By on October 27, 2014 in cancer, conscious consumerism, holidays, parenting, safer chemicals, toxic

Testing Reveals Toxic Chemicals in Feminine Pads

What do car tires, petroleum refineries, nail polish remover and feminine pads all have in common? According to independent testing of pads, these things all could contain toxic chemicals with potential links to health harm.  It’s a given we’d find industrial grade chemicals in heavy industry, and we know to be careful of the acetone […]

Continue Reading By on October 14, 2014 in health, parenting, women

Sofa Cushion Forts, Kids’ Gear & Toxic Flame Retardants

Sofa Cushion Forts, Kids’ Gear & Toxic Flame Retardants Indoors in the wintertime, my kids can entertain themselves for hours in the living room, building forts and castles with the foam cushions of our sofa and love seat.  There’s lots of jostling and even the occasional, “that is not a trampoline” reaction from me as […]

Continue Reading By on September 26, 2014 in conscious consumerism, environmental health, safer chemicals
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Hormone Disrupting BPA Found on Cash Register Receipts from Grocery Stores

*The following is a post sponsored by Allison PR in cooperation with the Mamavation community. Could shoppers and store clerks be unwittingly exposing themselves to hormone disrupting Bisphenol A via cash register receipts?  Could an overstuffed wallet be even messier than you realize?  Another independent analysis of receipts from several grocery stores shows more than […]

Continue Reading By on September 3, 2014 in conscious consumerism, green, health, pregnancy, safer chemicals, toxic

Chemical Industry Focused on Restoring Consumer Confidence, Not Chemical Safety

Chronic illnesses in this generation of children are at rates we’ve never seen before, science shows us now that perhaps 90% of cancers have some environmental/lifestyle link, the new normal is that early puberty, rescue inhalers and autism are to be expected in every small community.  We can also find long lists of toxic chemicals […]

Continue Reading By on May 2, 2014 in cancer, health, safer chemicals