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Phthalates

Plastic: It's What's for Dinner

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 01.27.2015 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

If it hasn't been incinerated, every piece of plastic ever produced is still with us. There is no time for any species to biologically adapt to cope with plastic, including us. We have to make an effort to culturally evolve with way less plastic.

Plastic Is Food Poisoning

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Phthalates used to soften and make flexible rigid plastics like PVC, are also endocrine disrupters. Just like BPA, the impacts from these endocrine disrupters is most dangerous when the fetus is developing.

Five 'Must-Knows' on the Dangers of Synthetic Fragrance

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural beauty expert and safe cosmetics advocate Real strawberries don't really smell like that... 1. WHAT is "fra...

'Hormone Disruptors' -- Not Just for Menopausal Mommas

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural beauty expert and safe cosmetics advocate Many see "hormone disruptors" and think that they only matter to "...

Lynne Peeples

Your Black Friday Guide To Poison-Free Holiday Shopping

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.28.2013 | Green

The holiday shopping season officially kicks off on Black Friday, and so begins that annual hunt for the perfect present, at the best price -- and wit...

STUDY: Preterm Birth Risk Linked To Chemicals Found In Personal Care Products

Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 11/18/2013 05:24 PM EST on LiveScience Pregnant women exposed to phthalates, a group of hormone-...

Improve and Move

Dominique Browning | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

For years, hundreds of thousands of parents have been demanding reform -- just look at how some companies dropped the hormone disruptor BPA in plastics, for instance, because of consumers' protests.

The Dilemma of a Hardcore Environmentalist: Trying Not to Scare the S#*+ Out of My Family, or Succumb to Defeatist Apathy

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Yes, this is turning into a mutant species horror movie. We, the people, are being biologically changed, by chemicals that disrupt our endocrine and neural development.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Quietly Withdraws Two Proposed Chemical Safety Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency this week quietly withdrew two draft rules dealing with the regulation of chemicals. The potential r...

Endocrine Disruptors Heat Up the Hill

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 08.18.2013 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Endocrine disruptors -- basically, chemicals that change your hormones -- include BPA, found in hard plastics, food can linings and cash register rece...

Common Household Chemicals Linked to Human Disease

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

A recent report, co-produced by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Program, suggests a ban of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may be needed to protect the health of future generations.

The Average American Woman Puts How Many Products On Her Skin Each Day?

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 05.01.2013 | Style

"The average American woman puts between 12 and 20 chemicals on their skin 365 days a year." Sounds shocking, right? But stop for a moment to think ab...

Secret Scents: The Hidden Chemicals in Fragrance

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Alexandra Scranton, director of science and research for Women's Voices for the Earth Have you ever used a scented product that res...

Lynne Peeples

Chemical Creep: 'We Just Don't Know Where The Contamination Is Coming From'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.07.2013 | Green

Brent Collett already had some inklings about the pervasiveness of hormone-mimicking chemicals such as phthalates and Bisphenol-A (BPA). He knew, ...

How to Avoid Phthalates (Even Though You Can't Avoid Phthalates)

Maia James | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Maia James

f you're like me, you're already failing at most of your New Year's resolutions (I'm still not making my bed every day, and I haven't been to a yoga class yet in January). One goal that I am tackling in earnest? Banishing phthalates from my home once and for all.

Trouble in Toyland

Nasima Hossain | Posted 02.09.2013 | Parents
Nasima Hossain

It's a holiday morning and kids all over the world are waking up to open their presents. Big smiles and laughter abound. What could be wrong with this picture?

Five Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Home Without Freaking Out

Maia James | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Maia James

A week after giving birth to my son, Felix, I was in crisis. Trying to figure out which products -- from teethers to bubble bath to dish soap -- were truly safe and nontoxic was becoming a source of constant stress.

Now Undeniable: Breast Cancer That Comes With the Job

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Women should not have to face a cancer diagnosis because of the work they do. And none of us should have to face this devastating disease because industry and government failed to protect us.

This Every Day Item May Trigger Early Menopause: Study

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.29.2012 | Fifty

Everyone's spotted them -- women of all ages who pile on too much makeup as in the oh-she-looks-so-cakey kind of way. But wearing makeup may result in...

Toxic Back-to-School Gear

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mike Schade, of the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) While millions of children across America returned to schoo...

Dangerous Chemicals Are Everywhere

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Amid some recent dour news about ingredients in personal care products caus...

4 Harmful Chemicals Lurking In Your Cosmetics

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

The Safe Chemicals Act would end the disastrous effects of chemicals that will pass from one generation to another. We would like to think that when we take a shower, shampoo our hair, or apply makeup, we are doing so without inflicting harm to ourselves.

Scary Stuff in School Supplies

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

A recent study from the Center for Health, Environment & Justice found harmful levels of phthalates in 20 popular back-to-school products including backpacks, lunchboxes, binders and rain gear.

Healthy Pregnancy Tips

Margie Kelly | Posted 10.15.2012 | Parents
Margie Kelly

Pregnancy is the perfect time to start a new personal care regime with safer products

Lynne Peeples

Could You Blame Your Ancestors For Your Fertility Problems?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.03.2012 | Green

The environment in which your great-great-grandmother lived, breathed, ate and drank might be responsible for health problems endured by you, your chi...