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Choosing Safer Strawberries: Battle Heats Up Over New Cancer-Causing Pesticide

December 14, 2009
There’s nothing quite like a fresh, juicy strawberry. What many people don’t know is that some of the nastiest pesticides are used in strawberry fields, and the powers-that-be in California are considering a pesticide that's such a "good" carcinogen it's often used in cancer experiments in the lab.
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What Health Reform Won't Heal: The Effect of Toxic Chemicals on Sex & Reproduction

December 10, 2009
So I feel today, as I do many days, that I’m doing a balancing act. I want and need to fight for what may become a major setback for women’s health and rights for my generation. I want to expand access to health care and eliminate the double standard that treats a woman differently than a man when it comes to insurance coverage. In the same moment, I also want to address what we now know harms women and men’s reproductive health: toxic chemicals.

Taking Toxins Off the Guest List

December 8, 2009
It's the holiday season, and no one loves the holidays like our old friends, toxins. Yes, toxins love a party, and their social calendars are full. They have plans to pop up in your meals, hide out in your gifts, even lurk in your makeup bag! And unlike some guests, toxins never show up empty-...
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Zhu Zhu Pets, and much much more.

December 7, 2009
The hottest news across my Facebook and in-box this morning was the GoodGuide findings of dangerous metals and the chemical antimony in the season's most popular holiday toy, zhu zhu pets . The manufacturer is standing by their product. Stay tuned! (UPDATE: CPSC found the product is safe ). But...

The Death of BPA?

November 23, 2009
At MomsRising, we've been working for years to keep kids safe from toxic Bisphenol-A (BPA) in food containers and bottles. We've generated tens of thousands of letters to Congress and state legislatures, and sent pages of petition signatures to manufacturers. We've made progress -- but we still...

Where the mop hits the classroom floor

November 21, 2009
My usual approach to grassroots activism is to focus on making laws better: paid family leave, toxics, breastfeeding, you get the picture. Pretty much the usual issues that rightfully rile up today’s moms in the U.S. (that Moms Rising has thankfully plunked in the center of the proverbial “kitchen...
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Pumpkin pie and pesticides? New iPhone App for healthy food lovers.

November 18, 2009
Personally, I like my cranberries and pumpkin pie chemical-free. Pesticide Action Network's new What's On My Food? iPhone App makes the invisible problem of pesticides more visible, showing which pesticides are found on what foods, and how those chemicals can harm human health.
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BPA Found in Cans Marked BPA-Free

November 4, 2009
Just when you thought the BPA battle couldn’t get any more frustrating… Consumer Reports just published a study where they found BPA in food from nearly all cans tested – including those marked “BPA-Free.” Grrrrr. According to the release: “Consumer Reports' latest tests of canned foods, including...

Um...What's Chemical Security and Why Should I Care?

November 3, 2009
Chemical security is probably not something you think about every day, nor should it be! As parents, we have enough to worry about. That’s why we need government and businesses to do their jobs to minimize the risks our families face from toxic chemicals. Did you know that this summer in North...

Of Teenagers and Whales

November 1, 2009
Children's health is connected to the well-being of our world.

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