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PVC-free Swimming Pool Solar Covers

PVC-free Swimming Pool Solar Covers

My parents have a pool and I’ve always been concerned about whether their solar pool cover was PVC-free.   In doing some quick research online, it was impossible to tell the type of plastic used, as retailers don’t list it specifically.  We did learn however, that they’re typically made of three types of plastic: UV-stabilized polyethylene, […]

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Safe Baby Teethers

BPA, PVC and Phthalate Free Baby Teether Guide

We’ve put together a huge list of safe teethers to help you find the perfect teether for relieving baby’s aching gums without toxic plastic! Here’s a quick reference list: Dandelion Organic Teethers Wonderworld: Twisty Moby, Hexi Twist Squeeze Toy, Twist ‘N’ Roll, Spacy Baby Toy, Flower Ring, Baby Bouquet, Caterpillar Rattle HABA’s Color Ring Baby […]

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Zenoobi review 2

Zenoobi Makes Safer, More Sustainable Living Easier {Eco Art Giveaway}

This week I have the chance to highlight Zenoobi, a fantastic company whose passion resides in being a trustworthy, go-to resource for a large selection of safer, more sustainable products. They focus on providing unique and carefully sourced eco-friendly, natural and organic products for babies and kids ranging from lunch gear, skin care, clothing, bedding, furniture, toys and crafts […]

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Sophie Giraffe

Sophie the Giraffe is Full of Toxic Nitrosamines? Not so Fast…

We’ve been asked by many concerned parents recently about an article published in a French newspaper reporting that Sophie the Giraffe was contaminated with carcinogenic nitrosamines.  We contacted Calisson Inc., the U.S. distributor, directly to learn more.  We asked for testing documentation and an explanation of the toxicity claims – both of which they offered […]

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New Washington State Law Requires Manufacturers to Report Harmful Chemicals in Toys, Cosmetics, Jewelry and Baby Products

New Washington State Law Requires Manufacturers to Report Harmful Chemicals in Toys, Cosmetics, Jewelry and Baby Products

Under a new law implemented by the Washington State Department of Ecology and Health to comply with the requirements of the state Children’s Safe Products Act (CSPA), large manufacturers of children’s products likely to be placed in a child’s mouth or on their skin, or products for children age 3 and under, must report first […]

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