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Learn How to Do Your Own Safer Plastic Research with Our Free Guide

How in the world do you choose safer products from thousands of untested, unlabeled and unhealthy options sitting on the shelves of your local store? It seems like a full time job to keep your family safe sometimes.  Our team has spent the last seven years researching toxic plastic alternatives, so we’ve learned the ins […]

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Kleynimals are a Real Teething Substitute for Those Lead-laced Keys

In all my years, I’ve never found a single thing that our babies would accept as a substitute for my keys.  So it’s always been a constant struggle to keep them from actively working to chew on those grimy, lead-filled keys.  Then along came a really smart mommy who officially put an end to our […]

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Lead and PVC in Christmas Lights Go Together Like Bonnie and Clyde

Lead and PVC in Christmas Lights Go Together Like Bonnie and Clyde

We learned a lot about PVC and lead last year in our research on artificial Christmas trees.  The toxic couple made yet another grand appearance as we turned our attention to Christmas lights this season.  It turns out that lead is specifically chosen as the main stabilizer in the PVC casing used on the electrical […]

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Testing Reveals Vinyl (PVC) in Flooring and Wallpaper Contains Toxic Chemicals

If this most recent news highlighting the woes of PVC doesn’t convince America that it’s time to make a major move toward PVC-free alternatives, then nothing will! The nonprofit Ecology Center tested over 1,000 flooring samples and nearly 2,300 types of wallpaper for substances that have been linked to asthma, birth defects, learning disabilities, reproductive […]

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Lead-free vs. Lead-safe: What’s the Difference?

As parents experience more recalls related to lead in children’s products, we continue to receive ever more questions about descriptions used on product labels.  Many parents confess feeling like manufacturers are trying to sneak something by them, so we’re hoping to help clear up some of the confusion. As The Smart Mama explained in our […]

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Toxic Cadmium Used in Kid’s Jewelry as a Substitute for Lead

I was surprised to read a story in the Associated Press about an investigation involving testing of 103 pieces children’s jewelry done by chemistry professor Jeff Weidenhamer of Ashland University in Ohio.  Most were purchased in November and December 2009 and of the products tested, 12 contained at least 10% cadmium (or more than 10,000 […]

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