Anyone who knows me knows I love to cook. I love to do it with family and friends or what I call “my framily”. I have a solid core of framily in my life who also love to prepare fabulous food and share it to create amazing bonds and memories. And of course, we try our best to make food that is healthy and nourishing!

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“Oh no, not Costco!” That’s what tens of thousands of consumers are saying about the company’s failure to announce a public policy to reduce toxic chemicals in products sold in their stores. As a result, it’s time for us to take this campaign to the next level to convince Costco to “mind the store” and announce a safe chemicals policy, and we need Costco members to help! Continue reading 

We’d like to say thanks to one of our greatest volunteer assets. After serving her full 4-year term, Julie Gonzales-Corbin will be transitioning off the Board of Directors for Toxic-Free Future. Julie’s leadership on the board, service on multiple committees, tireless work as an ambassador for TFF across the Pacific Northwest, and positive attitude have strengthened the organization these past 4 years. We will continue to benefit from her support and time in other capacities, but her contributions to the board have been so appreciated. 

Thank you, Julie, on behalf of the whole Toxic-Free Future community!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, today children in at least 4 million U.S households are being exposed to high levels of lead. Lead can be found in paint, water, soil, dust, and other materials.  Exposure to lead can cause lifelong effects in children, including brain damage and developmental delays.  The good news is that we can help prevent lead poisoning with early detection of lead in homes.   Continue reading 

Popcorn is one of the healthiest foods to eat. It’s low-fat (if you skip the butter) and it has lots of fiber. But new testing shows that depending on how it’s prepared, a healthy bowl of popcorn could come with an extra flavoring of toxic perfluorinated chemicals. Continue reading 

Today I’m a mix of emotions. The news out of DC is scary. I’m very concerned about the Trump Administration and what it means for our health and environment.

But I’m also resolved to fight even harder to protect our health in Washington state. I know that Toxic-Free Future’s work to pass stronger toxics policies at the state level is even more critical now with Trump in charge in DC. Continue reading 

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced yesterday that it will begin evaluating ten chemicals under the new federal chemicals law passed this summer. The list includes asbestos, the dry cleaning chemical tetrachloroethylene (also known as perchloroethylene), and dioxane, a cancer-causing chemical found in baby shampoos and other personal care products. Continue reading 

This Thanksgiving many of us will gather with friends and family and think about all we have to be thankful for. This time to reflect couldn’t come at a better time after the mentally exhausting election we just experienced.

I won’t lie. The results of the election will make our work harder in D.C. We should expect a Trump Administration to severely weaken the US EPA, which means newly passed chemical reforms could be delayed or severely weakened. The new administration could block the rights of states to take action on chemicals, and the chemical industry will be fighting tooth and nail for their favorite insiders to be appointed to key positions. The chemical industry will be fighting tooth and nail for their favorite insiders to be appointed to key positions. Continue reading 

A new report out today rates some of the biggest retailers on their efforts to reduce the use of harmful chemicals in products sold in their stores. Two Washington state-based companies, Amazon and Costco, received the lowest grades (“Fs”) nationwide for their efforts. In comparison, Target and Wal-Mart received “Bs”. Continue reading 

It’s that time of year again when makers of children’s products must disclose to the public if their products contain chemicals that aren’t good for kids health.

We analyzed the data from this recent round of reports. The news isn’t great: kids’ products sold in Washington state still contain far too many toxic chemicals. Continue reading