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Vermont Passes Hard Fought Toxics Bill



Cancer causing chemicals in children’s shampoo? Toxic cadmium and lead in stuffed animals? Chemicals used in children’s products have been linked with asthma, developmental disorders, infertility, cancer and other harmful health effects. This is unacceptable in our society.   As readers know, I’ve been working to protect families from harmful chemicals in consumer products for years. […]

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Ask Target about its new sustainability and toxics program– TONIGHT on #EcoTipTue!



I’m super excited to be hosting this week’s #EcoTipTue  TwitterChat with MomsRising, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and Kate Heiny, sustainability lead for Target.  It’s TONIGHT,  Tuesday, December 17, at 9 p.m. eastern/6 p.m. pacific. After hearing from thousands of us about the need to prioritize safe products, in October Target announced its new sustainability standard, which […]

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Why I’m going to the MomsRising and EPA Teleconference and TwitterChat



(First posted at MomsRising.org. This event is TOMORROW! Hope you can join us.) The EPA is asking for our input. From people like you and me. Regular parents. They want to know what you think about climate, clean air and child’s health. This week, MomsRising is hosting a teleconference and TwitterChat with none other than Gina McCarthy, […]

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Senate Hearing on Toxic Chemicals (they heard us!)



(First published at MomsRising.org) Did you hear about Senate committee hearing at the end of July?  It was kind of a big deal. Why? For years environmental health activists, parents, bloggers, journalists, film-makers and scientists have been sounding the alarm about the over 80,000 untested chemicals found in your home, products, schools and child care […]

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