Interview with Beth Terry, Author of How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too

(First posted at Earth911.) Meet Beth Terry, the brains behind the blog My Plastic Free Life.  Inspired by a dramatic photo of a dead sea bird whose insides were riddled with plastic, Terry was spurred into action to eliminate her personal plastic use. My Plastic Free Life is an often funny and always inspiring blog where […]

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Happy holidays! (plus new resources and healthier products from BeautyCounter)

It has been another great year here at Non-Toxic Kids. As you know I have been advocating for a toxin-free environment for kids since the birth of my second daughter 7 years ago. I have written extensively for the need to reform our outdated and dysfunctional toxics laws and have been active on the issue […]

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5 Handmade Gifts Under $50

So much of the holidays these days are about large corporations. Turn in the TV for 2 seconds and you will see many vying for your hard earned dollars this holiday.  While sometimes their prices are good, the gifts are far from unique, are often made overseas with lax human rights and environmental standards, and […]

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Campaign for safe cosmetics

7 Ways to Detox Your Cosmetics Bag

(first posted at Earth911) If you are like most American women, you use over 12 different products each morning to get ready to face your day. These can include creams, make-up, deodorant, and perfumes. According to the Environmental Working Group, that means exposing ourselves to 168 chemicals daily. Many of these have never been tested […]

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Black Friday Gift Guide

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you  had a restful, tasty, and joyous time with your families. I won’t be going near any stores on black Friday. With a big adversion to crowds, lines, early or late shopping, it is not for me. I might saunter down to our little town at some point over the weekend. […]

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Thanksgiving cranberries

Planning for an Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving

(First posted at Thanksgiving is coming up quickly! It’s hard to believe we are well into November already. Sometimes, it can feel challenging to hold on to environmental values during the rush-rush of the holiday season. Here are a few ways you can plan an eco-friendly (and healthy) Thanksgiving for you and your family. […]

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10 Ways to Avoid Lead Poisoning in Children

Guest post by California Poison Control One million children today are affected by lead poisoning, but when you know what to look for and what to do, lead poisoning is 100% preventable. From China and Antarctica to Ohio and California, no nation or state is free of lead poisoning.  It affects humans and wildlife, children […]

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