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Phthalates: Take Two and Call Me in the Morning

Phthalates: Take Two and Call Me in the Morning

Environmental Health News revealed yet another little known source of phthalates.  We’re aware of phthalates in our baby’s teethers and bibs, in our shampoo, makeup and air freshener.  Now we’re learning that prescription medications can deliver high doses of phthalates as well. Russ Hauser, a Harvard professor of environmental epidemiology, called pharmaceuticals “an unrecognized source […]

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President Bush Signs Legislation Banning Lead and Phthalates

Woohoo! This is momentous news, sure to cause waves of changes across the country. The New York Times released the announcement, explaining that the new law prohibits lead, beyond minute levels, in products for children 12 or younger. The bill also bans phthalates, a chemical widely used to make plastic products softer and more flexible. […]

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New Legislation Would Remove Lead and Phthalates from Toys

Healthy Child Healthy World announced recently that the Safe Toy bill banning six phthalates and requiring lead-testing has passed in the Senate! The final tally: the House voted 424 to 1 and the Senate voted 89 to 3 to pass this historic piece of legislation. Not only does it set a precedent to act with […]

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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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