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4 Simple Ways to Avoid Hidden Chemicals in Every Day Products

Parents can’t help but experience an overwhelming sense of helplessness when searching for safer options in a store full of unlabeled products.  Current regulation doesn’t provide an effective way to manage the 2,000 new chemicals brought to market each year. Our biggest hope for the near future is truth in labeling so Americans can make […]

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The Extractor vs Fisher Price

Not only is my sister Laura a Non-toxic Ninja Mommy, she’s also earned the title of The Extractor around here.  Laura’s the one who works behind the scenes to gather much of the information for the safer product lists we share with you. Laura’s most recent foray into the often secretive world of manufacturing involved […]

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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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Slow Death By Rubber Duck: The Story of a Toxic Soup Within

I just finished reading Slow Death by Rubber Duck, the story two concerned men hoping to shed light on everyday toxic chemical exposure by experimenting on themselves.  They focus on a new kind of  pollution.  We’re not looking for external evidence in factory smoke stacks and slimy rivers; we’re talking about insidious, internal pollution.  A  […]

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Real vs. Artificial Christmas Trees: Not an Obvious Answer

At first glance, artificial trees seem to make more sense as a long-term solution when considering cost, ease of use and the reusability factor.   Artificial trees actually have some eye appeal these days, as compared to the days when they were manufactured by a toilet brush company. Cutting down a living tree seems like a […]

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Corporations Under Fire From Within About Chemical Use, Especially Plastic Products

In an eye-opening article the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel revealed a surprising twist to the toxic plastic debate: Already under attack from a host of critics, companies that make and sell plastic products are being hammered by a new, unexpected adversary – their shareholders. In the past two years, more than two dozen shareholder resolutions have […]

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