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Stop the Toxic Insults: They Aren't Helping

(8) Comments | Posted March 16, 2012 | 6:05 PM

Reading Michael Tortorello's recent piece published March 14th in the New York Times ("Is It Safe to Play Yet? Going to Extreme Lengths to Purge Household Toxins"), evoked in me the same reaction the writer insinuates that reports of environmental toxins evoke in many mothers: crazed anger.
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What My Daughter Wants (and Deserves) for Her Birthday: a Toxic-Free Future

(7) Comments | Posted August 10, 2011 | 10:05 AM

Tomorrow, August 11th, is my daughter Olivia's birthday. My almost second-grader, who just finished reading Harry Potter, is turning seven. It's hard to believe. Tomorrow we'll celebrate this milestone in the presence of family, give her gifts, and enjoy the Brune birthday staple: ice cream cake.

But today, while the...

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Inside the Sausage Factory: What Happens to Good Policy When Bad Politics Get in the Way

(1) Comments | Posted October 1, 2007 | 5:29 PM

This post is part of the Killer Couch Chemicals series about efforts in California to pass legislation that would ban toxic brominated and chlorinated flame retardant chemicals for use in furniture and bedding. On September 12th in Sacramento, the bill, AB 706, The Crystal Golden-Jefferson Furniture Safety and Fire Prevention...

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Heroes at Risk: Protecting the Firefighters Who Protect Us

(3) Comments | Posted August 23, 2007 | 11:45 AM

Outdated California regulations are leading to toxic fire retardant chemicals in furniture sold in California and distributed across the nation. This blog documents the adventures of advocates fighting the chemical industry in a high-stakes battle in Sacramento to prohibit toxic chemicals in furniture found in millions of American homes. Russell...

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One Mom's Message to the Chemical Industry: Don't Mess With My Milk!

(8) Comments | Posted August 20, 2007 | 1:25 PM

Outdated California regulations are leading to toxic fire retardant chemicals in furniture sold in California and distributed across the nation. This blog documents the adventures of advocates fighting the chemical industry in a high-stakes battle in Sacramento to prohibit toxic chemicals in furniture found in millions of American homes. Russell...

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