There is a growing awareness of PVC’s toxic nature, but the quest to avoid it is daunting. First, you need to know when vinyl is not PVC.
Learn to navigate the world of safer vs toxic plastic with a comprehensive roadmap and you’ll be on your way to replacing endocrine disrupting compounds that mimic or block hormones in no time!
We never dreamed how difficult it would be to find PVC-free baby/kid pools, floaties, life jackets and toys. After 5 years of searching, you’d think we would have quite a long list of options – but that’s not the case. Summer’s here, so have a look ahead at our newly updated list along with tips for […]
I’m sure you’ve heard about the EU’s recent ban of EVA foam playmats related to the presence of formamide, a known carcinogenic chemical. From what we can tell, EVA foam – not standard EVA sheet material – is the source of concern because formamide is sometimes used to make the foam more pliable. Please note […]
We’ve been aware of the dangers caused by lead exposure in children for many years now, but you have to wonder how in the world a baby bib could end up contaminated with lead, right? It turns out that lead is almost always tied to the presence of PVC (also called vinyl) in baby bibs. Throughout […]
EVA looks and feels an awful lot like PVC, so is it made with the same toxic chemicals? Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) is widely accepted as safe for use in teethers. EVA is a type of plastic that does not require a plasticizer and is BPA-free, so it is considered to be a safer alternative […]