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Do These Chemicals Make Me Look Fat?



by David Epstein, ProPublica Everyone knows Americans are fat and getting fatter, and everyone thinks they know why: more eating and less moving. But the “big two” factors may not be the whole story. Consider this: Animals have been getting fatter too. The National Pet Obesity Survey recently reported that more than 50 percent of cats and dogs — […]

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7 Reasons to Avoid Toxic Fragrances



(first published on MomsRising.org) Did you know that many personal use product such as cosmetics, shampoos, and body washes contain chemical fragrances that could be harmful to you and your family’s health? Not many people do.  It’s also a secret that companies do not have to disclose which chemicals they are using as fragrance. They […]

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Interview with Sarah Janssen of the NRDC about BPA and phthalate study



Sarah Janssen, a senior scientist on the public health team of the Natural Resources Defense Council, (and also an MD and a mom) recently wrote this post about the latest troubling study concerning BPA and phthalates in our food. It explains the study and provides some additional information. We asked her a few questions about […]

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