(Here is an important guest post about preventing lead poisoning. Follow these tips to protect your kids, and please, spread the word.) “Lead poisoning is one of the…

(Here is a guest post from the California Poison Control System.  It shares helpful tips for how to avoid damaging lead exposure in your family.) California Poison Control…

I have a new gig. I’ll be writing a few posts a week for a new, green and safer product online store called MightyNest. Don’t worry, I will…

Sure, you’ve monitored the toys for recalls and toxic contents, but what about your handbag? Does it have that shiny fake leather feel (read:PVC). And I’ve written about…

My good feelings about Melissa and Doug were fleeting. If you haven’t seen this amazing (albeit scary) resource called HealthyToys.org, you are missing out. This wonderful nonprofit out…

Yesterday President Bush signed into law a comprehensive new toy safety bill that will have wide reaching effects in the toy industry and help parents all over the…

Finally! The House passed a bill to ban lead and phthalates from toys and children’s products and gives the Consumer Product Safety Commission more funding, authority, and the…

Last week I received an email from Elliot Burg, the Assistant Attorney General for the State of Vermont. He shared that S. 152, the Lead in Consumer Products…

As Vermont’s legislative session closed, I held my breath and hoped that all or most of the environmental health bills would pass. And happily, most of them did….

Thanks to a reader, Maria, I learned that Nalgene, that maker of the popular hiking/outdoor enthusiast type water bottle, has launched a new website touting their new BPA…