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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.

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

Margie Kelly | Posted 09.18.2012 | Parents
Margie Kelly

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.

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?

The Low-Down on Lice

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 12.07.2011 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

It's back to school month and, as any experienced parent will tell you, that means one thing. During four out of the last five Septembers, at least one of my three kids has come down with lice.

Product Labeling Secrets

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 11.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Is the oil you're sautéing with "all-natural" or is it tainted by GMOs? Is that sea bass you're eating sustainable or has it been over-fished nearly to extinction? Even if you read the labels, you might not know.

All I Need Is the Air That I Breathe

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

There's not a lot more important to parents than loving their children and making sure they have clean air to breathe. Which is why this week's virtual deluge of clean air information is so important -- and scary.

What's with This Weather?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 10.05.2011 | Impact
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Tornadoes, fires and floods, oh my! Who knows what's going on with this crazy weather we're having? Some may point to climate change, but here at Heal...

For Colette: The Flower That Shattered the Stone

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Chuda

At the age of four, Colette was diagnosed with Wilm's tumor, a rare form of cancer. Parents Jim and Nancy Chuda labored to beat the cancer, but lost their daughter one year later.

Up in Smoke: The Reality of Preventing Fire Deaths

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

Generally, I'm a strong advocate for prevention. But what happens when your method of prevention creates its own set of risks? This is increasingly the case with flame retardants.

Chemicals and Our Endangered Children

Larry Eason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Larry Eason

Children are particularly vulnerable to toxic chemicals

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.

Parents of America: WAKE UP! Our Kids are Sick

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christopher Gavigan

For almost 20 years, the nonprofit Healthy Child Healthy World has witnessed millions of parents learn that their homes, their environments, and their bodies have been contaminated by toxic chemicals.

Memo to Capitol Hill: Want to Save the Country $5 Billion? Thought So.

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christopher Gavigan

Over 30 years ago Congress passed the Toxic Substances Control Act to protect health and the environment. It was a regulatory system written based on our scientific knowledge then. But we know much more now.

Chemicals In Everyday Products Turning Boys Into Girls?

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

A new report from the Danish Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), highlights the critical risks facing toddlers from gender bending chemicals in everyday products.

The Tide Turns: At Long Last, Federal Chemical Regulation Given Priority

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christopher Gavigan

It's special when an advocate bears witness to a tidal shift in attitude and action around a cause. I experienced just that when EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced recently that her agency, with the White House, is ready to get tough on toxic chemicals.

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.

Dear Mr President: Bold Leadership Now Could Change the Course of Autism

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Gavigan

Dear Mr. President,Please accept my sincere congratulations.Your administration's Autism Agenda is robust and promising. I applaud your commitment to increase federal research funding

Birth Defects Surge in a Toxic World

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

According to the March of Dimes, 1 in 33 babies born in the US have a birth defect -- about twice as many as in China.

2009: "We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For"

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

We are mothers, fathers, creators and nurturers. We are teachers, lawyers, accountants and writers. And the future rests in our resiliently remarkable hands.

What's for Dinner? Lead and Antifreeze -- Yum!

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Gavigan

Over the past couple of months, melamine has been heavy in the headlines... dairy products manufactured in China were intentionally contaminated with the chemical.

Greening Hollywood: Tasty Green Bytes

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

The CEO and Founder of EcoStiletto just re-branded and re-launched her weekly online newsletter offering consumer tips on eco-friendly fashion, beauty and good life iltems.