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Attention Reporters and Editors: Video and images of nap mat testing available here. (Seattle, WA) – Removing chemical flame retardants from foam nap mats in childcare centers can lower levels of the chemicals in dust by as much as 90%, a new peer-reviewed study has found. The study, appearing in Environmental Pollution today, is the […]
Flame retardant chemicals linked to cancer, obesity, and other health problems are put in a wide variety of consumer products. For most products, there’s no way to know whether the product contains flame retardants because companies are not required to tell us the chemicals they use. As a result, it’s nearly impossible to avoid exposure […]
A panel of scientists assembled as members of the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) and charged with assessing the safety of using phthalates or six alternative chemicals in children’s toys and child care articles has completed their review and released a report.
By Lindsay Dahl We know the best solution for addressing toxic chemicals is for Congress to pass the Safe Chemicals Act, but in the meantime here are some tips to protect your family from toxic chemicals in food and packaging. TIPS TO AVOID TOXIC CHEMICALS IN FOOD: 1)   Limit canned food and plastic containers. Glass, […]
Originally published November 30, 2010 by Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen. By guest blogger Andy Igrejas, national campaign director of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition These days, more of us are thinking about what lurks in the manufactured products in our lives. From baby bottles made with bisphenol-A (BPA) to carpets containing formaldehyde, dangerous chemicals […]
We’ve come a long way from the days when anyone with a DIY project could go to the hardware store and buy paint strippers with methylene chloride. Now, methylene chloride is banned not only in paint strippers, but in all consumer and most industrial uses of this dangerous chemical.
Spring brings new opportunities for cleaning up our food choices, and having some fun doing it. Here are our tips to spring clean your food choices, prioritizing fresh produce, safer seafood, and healthier products!
Since 2019, Sephora has made important progress to reduce toxic chemicals in the beauty and personal care products it sells. It's time for Sephora to build on its successes and expand its policy even further to reduce and eliminate harmful chemicals in its products and packaging, and ensure substitutes are verifiably safer.
Newly published research shows that quats, the active chemicals in many household disinfectant cleaners, are frequently found in breast milk.
Halloween Healthy Choices
Don’t let reports of toxic chemicals in face paint and costumes frighten away your fun on Halloween. Follow these easy tips to make sure the only thing scaring you and your kids are ghosts and goblins!