This is a question we get a lot during our natural babyproofing workshops, and the short answer is: yes. Natural dishwasher detergents had proven to be my nemesis for years. After trying so many different brands with marginal results
Do you know if there’s anything a person can do to get the toxic fragrance chemicals out of clothing sooner? If Grandma washes something she brings over for the kids, I end up having to wash it 10 times and still the scent lingers.
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 […]
Awareness of BPA in plastics is becoming more common, but did you know that children’s lunch boxes, binders, backpacks and nap mats can contain chemicals linked to learning disabilities, ADHD, obesity, and asthma? A new 2011 study found PVC is one of the most widely used hazardous plastics in the world because it’s made with […]
Phthalates were banned by the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 2008 for products intended for children under the age of three. But don’t be lulled into a false sense of security when “phthalate-free PVC” is proudly displayed on that new baby toy you’re thinking about buying. Phthalate-free Vinyl (PVC, #3) is Safe, Right? While it’s […]