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Margie Kelly

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Top 7 Genetically Modified Crops

(57) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 6:05 PM

Check your pantry. Do you have any cereals, crackers, cookies, snack bars, soy milk or baby formula in there? How about anything with corn syrup or processed food made from corn on your shelves? If so, you are probably eating food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

GMOs are plant or...

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Pink-Ribboned Soup Cans? We Can Taste the Hypocrisy!

(8) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 2:48 PM

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is why you see pink ribbons on everything from yogurt to pens to soup cans.

Yes, there are pink ribbons on soup cans lined with bisphenol A (BPA), which has been linked to breast cancer. Is it some kind...

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Tell Harry Reid: Let's Pass the Safe Chemicals Act Now!

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2012 | 12:36 PM

Do you feel sick when you learn 46 kids get cancer every day and seven kids die from it every day? That autism and asthma is increasing in children? That the age of puberty is dropping while rates...

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Childhood Cancer on My Mind

(1) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 2:06 PM

September has arrived. I've been so caught up with back to school preparations for my children that I haven't had a chance to think about much more beyond the chaos in my house: setting new routines, figuring out car pools and bike routes and helping with homework. It's a hectic...

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Healthy Pregnancy Tips

(1) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 1:49 PM

Do you remember the moment you first learned you were pregnant? After the shock and awe period passes, pregnancy is the perfect time to commit to eliminating toxic chemicals from your food, home and personal care products.

Making your daily routines as healthy as possible during pregnancy will make you...

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Will California Pass a GMO Label Measure?

(16) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 1:27 PM

Labels can tell you all sorts of things about foods: The number of calories they contain, the percentage of sodium or calcium recommended for your daily diet and whether it's organic or contains food dyes or flavors. One thing you cannot know from a food product label is whether it...

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Tell the Senate: Healthy Children Need Safe Chemicals

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 4:40 PM

We know a lot about how toxic chemicals hurt kids. Babies are born with more than 200 chemicals in their bodies. Rates of childhood cancer keep rising, while other types of cancer are holding steady or declining. Every ecosystem, person and animal on the planet is...

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Graco Commits to Banning Toxic Flame Retardants from Children's Products

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 5:00 PM

We've got great news today! Graco, one of the nation's largest children's products manufacturers, has committed to banning four of the most toxic flame retardants from all of their products. Graco car seats, strollers, swings and more are now free from these hazardous chemicals.

Sara Snow, a...

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3 Reasons to Buy Antibiotic-free Meat and Poultry

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 6:41 PM

If you're a meat-eater, it's better for your health and the planet to buy antibiotic-free meat and poultry. That might be tough to do, given that 80 percent of the antibiotics in use are fed to animals raised for food to keep them growing faster and to prevent...

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California Acts to Make Couches Safer

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 5:25 PM

That little white label on your couch indicating that it meets flame retardant standards might have reassured you that you would be protected from fire. But would you feel safe knowing the same label meant your couch contained pounds of toxic flame retardants that studies show harm human health and...

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Seven Tips for Healthy Painting

(1) Comments | Posted July 5, 2012 | 2:47 PM

There's nothing like a fresh coat of paint to improve the look and feel of a room. In the process of making your home beautiful, however, you don't want to contaminate the air you breathe for days or even years by choosing paints that aren't healthy for you or the...

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