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Pajamas without Flame Retardants



It is time for me to find some new pajamas for the girls. What makes this a bit harder is that I need to find pajamas without flame retardants. Why? I have written about flame retardants in sleepwear before, back in 2008.  I’m very much concerned about the chemicals used to create flame retardancy and how […]

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Steingraber: We are facing an Industrial Chemical Pandemic



Sandra Steingraber, mother, scientist, and author of several books about the impacts of industrial chemicals on children and the environment, warns us that we are facing a silent pandemic—which is increasing learning disorders, developmental delays, and special education and medical costs at alarming rates. In this important article from Orion, Sandra takes us through some […]

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Toxic Chemicals in Pregnant Women? A Q&A with Sarah Janssen



(Here is a guest post from the NRDC’s blog, Simple Steps.  It is By Catherine Zandonella, M.P.H. and features an interview with NRDC health scientist (and mom) Dr. Sarah Janssen about how chemicals may impact nursing infants and children later in life, as well as some easy ways moms can reduce chemical exposure, in the womb and […]

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President’s Panel Releases Groundbreaking Report Linking Toxic Chemicals to Cancer



Pending “Safe Chemicals Act” Needs More Public Health Protections to Reduce Carcinogens in Products, Communities (This is a guest post by our friends at Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families) After an exhaustive review, the President’s Cancer Panel (PCP) today released a report identifying chemicals in the environment as a significant contributor to cancer in the United […]

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From the Washington Toxics Coalition: Babies Exposed To Chemicals Found in Everyday Consumer Products Before They Are Born



Add this to the chorus….Babies shouldn’t be born prepolluted! Check out this information about a new study from the Washington Toxics Coalition. “Babies enter the world already having been exposed in the womb to chemicals from common everyday consumer products, according to a new study by Washington Toxics Coalition. The first-of-its kind study tested blood […]

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