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The fine line

September 23, 2010
Priorities. This amigos and amigas changes with each season of life. When we're younger, we want to be the center of el universo. In our teen years, we want to be heard. In our early twenties, we want to be accomplished young women. Then comes amor, marriage, kids and all in all... life. Sometime,...

Families need more Health Care options

September 23, 2010
I've seen Health Care here in the US from different angles. I had a full time job for a long time that gave me "benefits", those benefits included great Health Care. When I first got in I had no idea what this meant, or that I really had it good. I only paid about $20 co-pays for doctor visits, I...

Changing the World One Mother at a Time

September 20, 2010
I am a mother. I am lots of other things but as society continues to discount and undervalue this role, it is easy to get frustrated and not claim it as loudly as I should. The world talks about how important mothers are. Yet often mothers are the last ones on the list to be asked for their opinion...

Lead Found in PVC Children’s Products (again)

September 17, 2010
It seems that sometimes I can’t turn around without hearing another story about lead popping up in some children’s PVC product. Plastics make it possible, right ? Last week, CNN reported that new testing by Consumer Reports magazine found elevated levels of lead in children’s vinyl rain coats...
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First we are grandparents

September 16, 2010
The following awesome letter to parents and grandparents was written by Nancy Myers, who works at the nonprofit organization, Science and Environmental Health Network , . We are among the many people now trying to figure out how to stop the toxic assault on our children. If you, dear...

Is “Safety” a Dirty Word for Procter and Gamble?

September 16, 2010
Moms know that the ads we see are often the front lines for whether a product gets bought or ignored. A large and increasing number of greener moms may read up on blogs, read reports and articles, and try to look up chemical names of material safety data sheets, but not everyone does this. Many...
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5,000 U.S. deaths from tainted food

September 16, 2010
It's hard enough to get my picky preschooler to eat healthy foods without also having to keep on top of the regular recalls of unsafe foods (like the recent salmonella tainted eggs debacle). It shouldn't be this hard to keep our families healthy! But it is. Each year in the U.S., more 76 million...
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One More Unsafe School Siting

September 15, 2010
A new school year, a new article on our country’s lack of safe school siting policies. More evidence that a tidal wave of debate over why building schools on top of contamination land is a bad idea has washed over our country. In fact, that’s exactly what The New York Times article entitled, “...
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The Dirt on Cleaning Products: Take Action Today

September 14, 2010
Did you know that chemicals commonly used in cleaning products have been linked to breast cancer, fertility problems, hormone disruption, asthma, and other serious health impacts? And here’s the scary part: no law requires cleaning product companies to disclose their ingredients, so you can’t look...
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5 Easy Steps to Create a Healthy Home

September 9, 2010
Our children are facing an historically unprecedented rise in chronic disease and illness such as cancer, autism, asthma, birth defects, and learning and developmental disabilities. Credible scientific evidence increasingly points to chemicals used in everyday products, building materials, and...