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Enviroblog Calls for Plastics Labeling - We Second the Motion

Enviroblog Calls for Plastics Labeling – We Second the Motion

In their blog post, Our Poorly Managed Plastic System, Enviroblog spells out what most frustrated parents across America are thinking, “Just label the dang plastic already!” But that would mean admitting there might be a problem with some of the chemicals used in baby feeding products, wouldn’t it?  It’s quickly becoming apparent that mandating labels […]

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Toxic PVC in Shower Curtains

CHEJ Pulls Back the Curtain on PVC

I still remember opening my first baby doll for Christmas and thinking how wonderful that new plastic smell was. Now when I smell the aroma of fresh PVC off-gassing, I’m struck with a new thought, “Eeewww, smells like poison!” The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) released a new study, “Volatile Vinyl: The New […]

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Canada Initiates Ban on Bisphenol-a in Baby Bottles

Health Minister Tony Clement announced today that Canada will be the first country to ban plastic polycarbonate baby bottles after concluding the chemical is toxic. The partial ban will focus on increasing the current safety margin to decrease exposure of infants and pregnant mothers to bisphenol-a. The move is meant to be preventative and “better […]

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Healthy Child’s Take on Polycarbonate: Enough is Enough

Janelle Sorensen of Healthy Child Healthy World has set the record straight on polycarbonate. She certainly speaks for me and thousands of families I’ve encountered during my BPA free quest when she says, ” We don’t need it. We don’t want it. And while we wait for industry and government to understand that, we don’t […]

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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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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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