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The air outside your kids' schools - toxic or not?

December 16, 2008
Like many parents, when I saw the huge front page articles in USA Today about the possible health risks related to toxics in the air around schools across the country, I immediately used the online search tool in the article to check out how my daughter's school ranked. The result? Not so good.
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Toxic chemicals found in 1 of 3 children's toys

December 5, 2008
Starting your holiday shopping this week? The LAST thing you want to be giving the children and babies on your list is dangerous chemicals like lead and arsenic.
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We really mean it - no toxic toys for our kids!

November 25, 2008
You can't take your eyes off them for a second. No, I'm not talking about the kids. This time, it's the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) monkeying around with toxic toys.
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Guiding Principles for Chemical Regulatory Reform for the Obama transition government

November 20, 2008
I got a call the other day from a mother in Louisiana whose two year old daughter had started growing breasts. Today, there came another call from a mom who is anguishing over the plastic baby bottles she has been using for her children.

Tainted Candy alert - Halloween

October 29, 2008
Here is a heads up about some Halloween candy that could be bad for kids: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to consume White Rabbit Creamy Candy or Koala's March Crème filled Cookies because they may contain melamine.
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Learn about the World of Toxics

August 19, 2008
Mindful Living: Healthy Churches, Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Learn about the World of Toxics October 9-11, 2008 Lake Geneva Christian Center, Alexandria, Minnesota

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro -- Toxics in Synthetic Turf?!

August 11, 2008
The Friday night football game at the high school athletic field, the afternoon play date at the playground, and the weekend picnic at the local park – synthetic turfs are growing in popularity and are increasingly likely to be found in our communities.

Kid Safe Chemical Act – Making Products Safe for Our Most Vulnerable Consumers

June 25, 2008
Every day across the country, parents and consumers rely on products containing hundreds of chemicals. They assume the government has done its job and that these products are safe for their intended use.
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Fair Pay is Still a Fairy Tale

June 11, 2008
Laws are nice, but they don't always work. The Fair Pay Act is a prime example. In 1963, Congress passed the Fair Pay Act, a gesture seemingly ahead of its time. From that moment forward, women and men would get paid the same for equal work. Today, 45 years later, I'm still waiting.
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