Top 5 Green Halloween Costume Tips

Posted October 12th, 2012 by

Tis the costume-planning season! Keeping Halloween green and nontoxic doesn’t have to be a chore. It can actually be a fun way to get creative and save money, while staying safe and earth-friendly. Try one of these tips to make your Halloween a little greener. Share your green Halloween tips and ideas in the comments, or [...]

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Wishing for a PVC-free Disney

Posted October 9th, 2012 by

When we first got the lab results back for our report on phthalates in children’s vinyl (polyvinyl chloride or PVC) school supplies, we were utterly shocked by all of the Disney school supplies that contained such high levels of these toxic chemicals. Disney Princess and Spider Man lunchboxes were chock full of these harmful chemicals, at levels so high they [...]

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Kids and cartoons? Classic. Kids and chemicals? Not so much.

Posted October 2nd, 2012 by

Phthalates are toxic chemicals already banned from children’s toys because we know they’re dangerous to kids. But they aren’t yet banned from all products intended for kids: It turns out phthalates can be found in many back-to-school products as well, including lunch boxes and backpacks! This year, an independent study found levels of phthalates in Disney-licensed lunch boxes that would be illegal if these products [...]

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#TipsTuesday: 4 Nontoxic Carpet Cleaning Tips

Posted September 18th, 2012 by

Between kids and pets, it’s easy for the carpet in your home to become stain-central. Swap toxic carpet cleaners for handy nontoxic ingredients that are probably already in your pantry, and try simple steps to reduce stains and smells in your carpeting, the nontoxic way! Odor Control: Sprinkle baking soda on your carpet and let [...]

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BPA and Babies Don’t Mix!

Posted September 4th, 2012 by

Moms made waves this summer for kids’ health! Your hard work helped push the FDA to remove BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups. Help us keep up the MOMentum by demanding that the FDA also ban BPA from infant formula packaging! Why ban it from infant formula packaging?  We know Bisphenol-A (BPA) is dangerous: More than 200 scientific studies show that BPA exposure [...]

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Semper Fi and the Safe Chemicals Act

Posted August 8th, 2012 by

Last night I went to a showing of Semper Fi, a shocking documentary about the families of Camp Lejeune who were literally poisoned by contaminated drinking water for 30 years. The reason this topic was of interest to me is because Camp Lejeune is in my state and I’ve been learning about the need for [...]

Tips Tuesday: How to Buy Antibiotic-Free Meat

Posted July 3rd, 2012 by

Fireworks. Barbeques. Antibiotics?  When it comes to Fourth of July traditions, one of these things is not like the others. Unfortunately, antibiotics can crash your summer barbeque depending on the kind of meat you purchase. Antibiotics have become so rampant in meat that we’re starting to see a trend of increasing antibiotic resistance, one that [...]

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Good News! Big Changes in CA on Flame Retardants

Posted June 27th, 2012 by

Great news! Recently, California Governor Jerry Brown directed state agencies to “revise flammability standards for upholstered furniture sold in the state.” This important move will help reduce toxic flame retardants in furniture in California. According to the Breast Cancer Fund  ”…the whole nation is affected by California’s laws because furniture manufacturers typically make the same [...]

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Tips Tuesday: Top 5 Green Road Trip Tips

Posted June 19th, 2012 by

Summer is here, and for a lot of families that means it’s time to hit the road for a family road trip. Make sure you and your family stay healthy by taking your nontoxic habits with you when you travel. With a few small tweaks, you can make your road trip safer and more eco-friendly, [...]

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Tips Tuesday: Green Mother’s Day Gift Tips

Posted May 9th, 2012 by

Happy (almost) Mother’s Day! Celebrate the moms in your life with nontoxic gifts and treats. With these easy tips, you can take toxic chemicals out of your Mother’s Day breakfast, create your own luxurious beauty gifts for mom, and wrap up your Mother’s Day presents in environmentally friendly, affordable packaging. Breakfast in Bed: Treating a [...]

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