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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.

Pretty Scary: New Report Finds Heavy Metals in Children's Face Paints

October 28, 2009
When it comes time to transform your child into a red-nosed clown or green-skinned witch this Halloween, what you don’t know could hurt you. The Campaign for Safer Cosmetics recently tested ten face paints commonly used for children’s Halloween costumes, and the results weren’t pretty. Ten out of...
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National Safe School Siting Day of Action

October 14, 2009
For as long as I can remember I have wanted a house full of children. Though I don't have children now, when I first learned about the lack of laws banning the building of schools inside of, on top of, and near sources of pollution, I thought of them and what attending school on top of a landfill...
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A Shout Out to Enviro-Friendly Electronics Companies

October 9, 2009
Here is some good news all eco-conscientious parents can bask in. Seven major electronics companies, including Apple and Sony-Ericsson, are actively eliminating toxic brominated flame retardants (BFR) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from their products. Two non-profit environmental organizations,...
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