We’re big believers in avoiding chemicals in PVC products, so you can imagine how excited we were to hear that Home Depot will phase out toxic phthalates in vinyl flooring by the end of 2015!
Did you ever dream that we’d come to a place in our “progressive” society where fragrance chemicals are rivaling cigarette smoke? Well folks, we’re there.
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 […]