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Maryland General Assembly Has Established Funding for Pesticide Reporting!

Posted April 7th, 2014 by

Thank you MomsRising and Maryland Moms! With your help, the Maryland General Assembly passed House Bill 621 / Senate Bill 700, legislation that generates revenue for professional pesticide usage reporting through a modest increase on the annual pesticide manufacturers product registration fee. Establishing dedicated funds for pesticide reporting in Maryland is a first step toward [...]

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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 [...]

Honeybees and Groundwater: Canaries in the Pesticide Coalmine

Posted October 9th, 2013 by

Researchers increasingly draw links between pesticides and serious illnesses like cancer, Parkinson’s disease, birth defects, and a host of others, as well as impacts on aquatic life, such as the Potomac River’s very own intersex fish. Lately the mystery surrounding worldwide beehive loss is leading researchers to question when, where and how pesticides are used and how they affect bees. Maybe the beekeepers’ demand for the most basic pesticide information could be a tipping point in the quest for a reporting database.

Toxic Chemicals to Avoid During Pregnancy

Posted October 1st, 2013 by

I didn’t realize how many women don’t have access to basic information on how to protect themselves (and their unborn child) from exposure to toxic chemicals. Check out WVE’s tips for harmful chemicals to avoid during pregnancy!

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Secret Toxic Chemicals in Glade, Windex & Pledge

Posted August 12th, 2013 by

What’s hiding in the fragrances of top brand-name cleaners? You have a right to know–and SC Johnson should be telling you instead of keeping toxic secrets.

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TSCA Reform: Too toxic to be left alone

Posted August 5th, 2013 by

When a toddler falls after taking his first step, mom picks him up so he can try again. When a child struggles with learning how to read, mom works with her every day until she gets it. Perseverance is one of the fundamental lessons moms teach their kids. Well, it’s time for moms to remind [...]

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Secret Toxic Chemicals: From the SC Johnson Family to Yours

Posted July 23rd, 2013 by

You know that SC Johnson commercial that’s on 24/7 about how they they disclose all ingredients right down to fragrance? (Except that they don’t.) We spoofed it. Watch to get the real story!

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5 Ways to Avoid Toxins in Food Packaging

Posted July 16th, 2013 by

You’ve probably heard about BPA in the news a few years ago. The chemical BPA (or bisphenol A)  in baby bottles and water bottles was all over the press and led to the FDA banning the hormone disrupting chemical from baby bottles and sippy cups in 2012.  But did you know that BPA still lurks in many [...]

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Chemical trespass: Big burden, little bodies

Posted July 5th, 2013 by

Ed Brown’s new movie Unacceptable Levels tells the story of chemicals in our bodies: how they get there, what it means to our health, how in the world it can be legal, and what we can do about it. All this from the perspective of a young dad contemplating the food his family eats, the [...]

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Glade Air Freshener: Poster Child for Toxic Secrets

Posted May 20th, 2013 by

Women’s Voices for the Earth recently launched our Glade: Stop Keeping Toxic Secrets Campaign. Learn more here. Join us to ask Glade to stop keeping their fragrance ingredients a secret! Air freshener seems to be more and more prevalent in our society these days.  One market analysis forecast that home fragrance sales would reach $6 [...]

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