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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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Say No to Toxic PVC School Supplies with CHEJ’s Back to School Guide

Awareness of BPA in plastics is becoming more common, but did you know that children’s lunch boxes, binders, backpacks and nap mats can contain chemicals linked to learning disabilities, ADHD, obesity, and asthma?  A new 2011 study found PVC is one of the most widely used hazardous plastics in the world because it’s made with […]

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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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Make Time to Watch the Toxic America Feature on CNN

I’ve really been looking forward to CNN’s “Toxic America.”  I just hopped onto their website to take a look at the helpful list of resources and was shocked to learn that my home state of Kansas is plagued by Trichloroethylene.  In fact, we are exposed to more TCE than any other state in the whole […]

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