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Testing Your Own Baby Products for Lead

Testing Your Own Baby Products for Lead

What if you’ve already been using baby bibs made with vinyl? You may want to test them yourself using a lead kit made for home testing. The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) recommends using the 3M LeadCheck kit in their article Test for Lead. CEH provides easy to follow tips on using the LeadCheck kit with […]

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Steering Clear of Lead in Baby Bibs

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 […]

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Are Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Baby Teethers Toxic?

Ask TSL: Are Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Baby Teethers Toxic?

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 […]

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Baby Bottle Nipples - Which Ones are Safe

Baby Bottle Nipples: Which Ones are Safe?

Safe Mama has put together another one of her famous “Cheat Sheets” to help answer this question: FAQ: BPA and Phthalate Free Bottle Nipples Dear SafeMama,I’ve switched to BPA free bottles but now I am wondering about the bottle nipples. Are they safe? Is there BPA in Silicone? I’ve gotten this question quite a few […]

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Are Brita Water Pitchers Made From Safe Plastic?

Updated 1/7/2012 We’ve been asked a lot over the years about the safety of Brita water filter pitchers because they’re a top choice for folks interested in decreasing their disposable bottled water use. Of course it always makes sense to scrutinize food and beverage containers when you’re working to protect your family from toxic chemicals […]

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Safe Mama Presents ABC News Report on Heat + Bisphenol-a

A new study was conducted by the University of Cincinnati recently that found Bisphenol-A (BPA) can leach into liquids when boiling water was added to polycarbonate containers. The new study revealed it’s the liquids temperature that has the effect. The Globe and Mail also gives insight as to the extreme effect heat has on bisphenol-a […]

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Baby Bottle Blues

The Soft Landing in Newsweek Article “The Baby Bottle Blues”

The Baby Bottle Blues By Anna Kuchment Jan 14, 2008 Issue Sara Hollander Birnbaum, a mother of two from Boston, says the market still has not caught up with demand. She religiously checks sites like thesoftlanding.com, which report on the latest ecofriendly baby products, and just purchased a natural-rubber pacifier from Europe. “There are still […]

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