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Cleaning is Getting Healthier and Safer

February 22, 2010
The issue of disinfectants is a controversial topic for those trying to eliminate toxic cleaning products from their businesses, homes, and schools. It is a product that is commonly used in places where large amounts of people visit to help lower the risk of spreading bacteria; like bathrooms, office buildings, and theme parks, but often contain harmful chemicals that can impact your respiratory, development, and reproductive systems.
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Will future generations be less contaminated? Lawmakers are deciding now.

February 19, 2010
Members of Congress are deciding right now what chemicals my daughter will pass along to her children. My vote? As few as possible.
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One Mom's Story About Pesticide Drift Near Schools

February 18, 2010
Our friends at Earthjustice recently shared the story of Cindy Dominguez and her family with us. Cindy's story, and the stories of many like her, inspired MomsRising to sign on to a petition from Earthjustice and Farmworker Justice to the Environmental Protection Agency calling for commonsense...

When will we dictate policy to protect our future generations?

February 18, 2010
Why are other countries recognizing the need for a paid stay-at home option, yet we are not? When will we dictate policy to protect our future generations? Our country's leaders seem to be primarily concerned with the here and now, instead of maintaining a balance that satisfies the present and the...

Get Involved: Testing Toxic Baby Products

February 16, 2010
Tired of toxins in baby products? So are we! That's why we're excited about the great work that's going on at the Green Science Policy Institute ! They're testing baby products for flame retardant chemicals, but they need your help! The Green Science Policy Institute is seeking donations of one...
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Chemical Reform is the New Our Bodies Ourselves

February 16, 2010
Forty years after Our Bodies Ourselves was first published, we are finally starting to see a larger societal understanding that to care for our girls and women is to directly nurture our community at large. As we see a greater movement towards gender equality, we are also understanding that toxic chemicals are impacting our health, specifically our reproductive system, making this nurturing needlessly more difficult.
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Are There Hidden E. coli Bacteria in Your Valentine's Day Dinner?

February 11, 2010
Imagine the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner…you and your sweetheart surrounded by hearts, flowers, music and romance at the fanciest restaurant in the city. You’re eating a decadent beef dinner, complete with dessert and wine. It’s the perfect night with the one you love—until you realize you might...

What I told my state senate about BPA

February 8, 2010
It wasn't that long ago that my frustration over bad public policies was mostly heard by my husband (patient soul) and the 4 walls of my kitchen. Then I started blogging about it , any my audience expanded (and I felt better!). It never really crossed my mind back then that I'd wind up testifying...
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When it comes to chemicals, "safe until proven harmful" isn't good enough for my baby and me

February 5, 2010
Originally Posted on the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Blog When I first considered testifying before today's Senate hearings on public exposures to toxic chemicals , I wasn’t sure if I could handle the drastic disruption to my life. It meant taking several days off work and flying from Seattle...

Memo to Congress: Toxic chemicals wreak havoc on developing minds

February 5, 2010
The Mind, Disrupted project found toxins in the bodies of those with learning and developmental disabilities. Senators got an ear-full this week from advocates calling for laws to protect children from dangerous chemicals.
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