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Safer Chemicals Would Benefit Both Consumers and Workers

The Conversation US | Posted 10.12.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

Even in a company producing "greener" building materials made primarily from recycled cardboard, our workers were exposed to hazardous airborne dust and gases, and handled ingredients whose chemical composition was a mystery to everyone on the factory floor.

America's Burden

Bill Couzens | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Consumers get it. They are no longer willing to accept the staggering health issues their children are facing as a result of harmful chemicals. We are seeing a new food system come into play and good alternatives to harmful cleaning agents and pesticides. But it is not enough.

New Testing Shows Toxic Chemicals in Walgreens' Products, Customers Respond

Lindsay Dahl | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Lindsay Dahl

For many of us, our frustration around toxic chemicals is amplified when we go shopping. It's along those aisles that we turn over the products, in the slim chance that the labels will tell us something about the product's safety, only to be disappointed.

Your Life Is the Lab: Toxic Chemicals in 5 Unexpected Places

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

When your child has a chronic health condition that threatens his life and well-being, you gain a sharp perspective on what's important in life.

Target Takes the First Step to Address Toxic Chemicals

Lindsay Dahl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Lindsay Dahl

For those of you who have been asking questions, signing petitions and calling manufacturers, it's working. The market is shifting away from toxic chemicals and towards a little bit more piece of mind.

Moms Will Lead the Way to Protect Our Kids From Toxic Chemicals

Hannah Pingree | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Hannah Pingree

The presence of unregulated toxic chemicals in our food, consumer products, air, and water -- and the dangers those chemicals pose, particularly to children -- have galvanized mothers across the country.

Pesticides and Pregnancy

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 06.10.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Should doctors recommend women avoid pesticides during pregnancy as they do cigarettes and alcohol? We think so.

New York Times' "Wealthy Neurotic Parent" Meme Distorts Chemical Safety Issue

Andy Igrejas | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Andy Igrejas

All Americans, including pregnant women, are carrying these chemicals -- including ones that did not exist 50 years ago -- around in their blood and fatty tissue. No one in the federal government has a handle on the problem or the authority to restrict chemicals in common sense ways.

Push a Stroller; Change the World

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 01.01.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

On November 10th, Stroller Brigades will take place in Delaware, Idaho, Arkansas, Virginia, Rhode Island and California; more will be announced in the next few weeks. Can you find one close to you -- or set one up yourself -- and walk with us?

Toxic Flame Retardants Rampant in Baby Products, New Study Finds

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 07.19.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Volunteers submitted cubic-inch pieces of polyurethane foam cut from 101 baby products to a Duke University research laboratory. More than 80 percent of the samples contained hazardous or untested chemical flame retardants.

Eating Fresh Food Drastically Reduces BPA Risk, Study Finds

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.31.2011 | Home
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

BPA levels in families who ate fresh rather than canned or plastic-packaged food for three days dropped by an average of 60 percent, according to a study released today.

Hormone-Disrupting Chemical, BPA, Found On 95% Of Dollar Bills

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Apparently consumers don't have as much control as they thought over avoiding products with bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting chemical. What are...

States Are Getting Tough on Toxics -- Will Congress?

Andy Igrejas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andy Igrejas

Once people realize that the chemicals used to make their children's pajamas are less regulated than what comes out of an industrial smokestack, they are ready for change.

Toxins Impair Children's Neurological Development -- And A 10-Step Program To Stop It

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

Three new studies from just the past week add to the growing laundry list of evidence linking every day toxic exposures and neurodevelopmental impacts in children.

Erin Brockovich, Seventh Generation Launch Million Baby Crawl Campaign (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Oh baby! Seventh Generation has teamed up with Erin Brockovich and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families in order to overthrow the old chemical legislatio...

Schwarzenegger's new "Benign by Design" Platform

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Gavigan

Schwarzenegger announced a partnership between California and Denmark to rotect consumers against chemical exposure. Congress should look to California for an example of proactive action and prioritizing human health.