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Phthalates Childrens Toys

Take Toxic Chemicals Off Your Gift List

Claire Moshenberg | Posted 02.20.2012 | Parents
Claire Moshenberg

In the midst of holiday madness, the last thing you want to worry about are sneaky toxic chemicals in your kids' gifts.

Plastic Wars: Science Loses in Renewed Campaign Against Plasticizers

Jon Entine | Posted 06.11.2011 | Green
Jon Entine

No science based agency in the US, Europe or elsewhere has found direct links between phthalates and human health. But this doesn't stop some groups from plying on consumer fears.

Rubber Ducks, Dancing Cats and Mutagenic Pajamas All in One Book!

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Annie Spiegelman

Two wild and crazy Canadian science-policy geeks, Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie, write about the slightly horrific and sometimes hilarious experiment they conducted on themselves.

Keep the Gifts Under the Tree Toxics-Free

Nena Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nena Baker

A group called HealthyToys.org tested 1500 toys this year and found 20 percent of them contained lead, with children's jewelry leading the most contaminated category.