Why go to all the trouble to avoid toxic PVC (vinyl) plastic? Lead. Phthalates. VOC’s. Dioxin. Just for starters. Learn how to reduce your exposure by avoiding these common sources of soft, flexible PVC.
Q & A: Do you know if there’s anything a person can do to get the toxic fragrance chemicals out of clothing without having to wash them over and over?
You’d think that eating organic food straight from the farm should pretty well get the job done when it comes to avoiding toxic chemicals, right? Well it may not be that easy after all.
A new report from Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) found that millions of people suffer from skin and respiratory allergies caused by hidden chemicals in fragrance.
For the first time, researchers examined exposure to a phthalate commonly used in plastics and miscarriage in humans. They found that women exposed near the time of conception to a particular phthalate (DEHP), are more likely to miscarry early in the pregnancy compared to women with lower exposures. It’s interesting to note that exposure to […]
Katy Farber is an author, teacher and green blogger. In her latest work, she takes busy parents by the hand to help them navigate each aspect of safer, healthier eating. Katy’s insight and experience is especially helpful for new parents who are trying to tackle this mountain of information alone. Eat Non-Toxic: a manual for […]
Guest Post by Cassidy Randall, Women’s Voices for the Earth Have you ever wondered why, when you look at the back of your favorite laundry detergent or all-purpose cleaner, you only find a few ingredients on the label? That’s because cleaning product companies are legally allowed to keep chemicals a secret from you, even the toxic […]
A few years ago, I never would have imagined that dust could be such an issue. I saw it as nothing more than an “unsightly” lack of motivation on my part. Much to my dismay, house dust now tops the list as one of the most significant sources of childhood exposure to toxic substances. Chemicals […]