Summer in Vermont is a beautiful thing. Like many of you, I have been spending plenty of time in the real world, away from computers and the interwebs. I have checked during the evenings and bring you tonight a roundup of recent environmental and parenting news. First, I wanted to point out a guest post […]
Guest post by Mike Schade from the Center for Health and Justice New testing coordinated by CHEJ found elevated levels of phthalates in a Spongebob Squarepants vinyl rain poncho, at levels nearly seven times above the federal safety standard. The brand new test results were released today at the DC Stroller Brigade coordinated by the […]
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 — […]
(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 […]
This is a game changer! Companies are finally listening to concerned consumers– and getting some toxic ingredients OUT of consumer products.
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 […]