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MomsRising has joined a growing movement of workers, scientists, fertility experts, and advocates in supporting comprehensive reform for America’s chemical policy. As part of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families campaign, we’re calling for updated chemical regulations so that chemicals are proven to be safe before they are in the products our kids use every day. Join our Safer Chemicals Campaign today!

10 Reasons to Avoid Buying Bottled Water

Posted February 21st, 2014 by

Where do you get water for your family? This week we discussed the many problems of bottled water on our weekly Twitter chat, #EcoTipTue. And boy, where there a LOT. We had special guests from Corporate Accountability International and Food and Water Watch tweeting with us, as well as many of our weekly participants. Here’s [...]

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Pesticide Progress: 2014 Maryland General Assembly Bill Forges the Path

Posted February 19th, 2014 by

As you may remember, Smart on Pesticides Maryland has been trying very hard to advocate for pesticide reporting in Maryland and we’ve made some great progress. Recently, a state legislative workgroup determined that there are data gaps in pesticide use – particularly related to where, when and the amount of specific pesticides being used – [...]

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8 Ways to Raise a Toxin Free Baby

Posted February 14th, 2014 by

What’s more important than keeping baby safe? Not much! Last week during our #EcoTipTue Tweet Chat we discussed how to have a toxin free baby with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families; Earth Mama Angel Baby, and many great participants.  Here are some of the resources that were shared and discussed 1. Avoid antibacterial soap made with [...]

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4 Lessons From the West Virginia Chemical Spill (and #EcoTipTue)

Posted February 3rd, 2014 by

300,000 people without access to water?  Tanks that stored chemicals without regulation just upstream from a water treatment facility? Chemicals pouring into the Elk River, with confusing advisories and virtually no safety information on the specific effects of the chemicals? We ask ourselves how this happened– and the answers are very clear. By not acting to [...]

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A Step Closer to Pesticides Reporting in 2014

Posted January 29th, 2014 by

What do Maryland’s kids, our declining honeybees and fish have in common – and especially during this Maryland 2014 legislative session? Pesticides! High rates of childhood cancer, autism, ADHD and asthma in Maryland and elsewhere have been linked to pesticide exposures. Pesticides are also implicated in intersex fish found in Maryland’s waterways; the “canaries in [...]

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Let’s Work for Toxic-Free Kids

Posted January 15th, 2014 by

I can remember vividly the day that I first realized there are toxic chemicals in cosmetic products. I was in shock and quite frankly quite pissed off. It was (and still is) crazy to me that there is very little regulation of the chemicals used in products we use on our skin & hair, let [...]

10 Ways to be Healthy, Green and Toxin-Free in 2014

Posted January 11th, 2014 by

How can you make 2014 your family’s healthiest yet? That was the topic of this week’s MomsRising tweet chat. The guests and participants in #EcoTipTue had lots to share about making 2014 healthy, green and toxin free. It’s each week at 9pm ET, and we’d love to have you join us. We discuss all things [...]

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Is the Polar Vortex Another Glimpse of Our Future?

Posted January 9th, 2014 by

Already in these first days of 2014, my spirits are dampened by the vision of a frightening climate future coming at us at warp speed. Like in a science fiction story, Arctic winds have been swooping in from the far north, grabbing regions as far south as the bayous of Louisiana in an icicle grip, [...]

On Pesticides, Soap and Common Sense

Posted January 9th, 2014 by

Scan the ingredient list of many “antibacterial” soaps and body washes, and you’ll find triclosan. This pesticide — yes, I said pesticide — is so widely used that it’s now found in most of our bodies. And after decades of thinking about it, FDA is finally saying “enough.” It turns out some significant risks are [...]

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ICYMI: Our picks of the week! #Top5 Must-Read Posts #TBT

Posted December 19th, 2013 by and

There are so many compelling, interesting stories published on the MomsRising blog every week. Below is a selection of posts we especially hope you didn’t miss! Check them out; we’d love to hear which were your favorites in the comments below. Thanks! #RADIO this week! – Creating Change! From music to legislation to social media [...]

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