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'New' pesticides harmful to bees & children

February 7, 2012
You'd think a pesticide based on flowers would be harmless, right? The promoters of synthetic pyrethroids — which mimic the natural pyrethrum extracted from chrysanthemums — certainly want us to think so. But once again, the latest batch of "safer" pesticides are not as harmless as we thought, and...
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How to Host a Green Super Bowl Party

February 1, 2012
Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner! Keep toxic chemicals out of your Super Bowl bash by making a few simple tweaks to your game day plan. Don't worry: You don't have to lose any of those traditional (insanely delicious) football-watching-foods. Try these top 5 easy tips for greening your Super...
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School Lunches Get Healthier, But Pizza is Still A Vegetable

January 31, 2012
by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff Executive Director/CEO Healthy Child Healthy World Last week Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Rachael Ray announced new nutrition standards for school lunches , the first major change in school meals in over 15 years. The program...

Gloves Come Off in GE Food Fight

January 24, 2012
by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff Executive Director/CEO Healthy Child Healthy World When is a salmon not a salmon? It sounds ridiculous, but that’s one of the most important issues in the food world, where the gloves are off in the fight about genetically engineered foods. Genetically engineered or...

A Non-toxic Kitchen Makeover

January 24, 2012
When I first started writing about toxic chemicals, a funny thing would happen. Every few weeks, after devouring a new study or Photo credit: Photo by Flickr user j l t article, I would race through my apartment, bagging up the series of surprisingly toxic products that lived in each room. At the...
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Mad Libs for Mad Moms

January 5, 2012
If there was a Hall of Fame for road trip games, Mad Libs would be number one. A word nerd from the get-go, I loved these books of swiss-cheesed sentences, blank spaces waiting to be filled with the comedic stylings of my easily amused backseat gang (“The Hippo ate a copy machine and walked into a...
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Top 5 Tools for a Non-toxic Year

January 3, 2012
Happy new year! How are your new years resolutions going? Last week, we talked about a few ideas for non-toxic New Years resolutions . If you're trying one of these resolutions, testing a non-toxic resolution of your own, or just recommitting yourself to detoxing your life in the new year, these...
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2011: A Year of Non-toxic Tips

December 28, 2011
It can feel like a toxic world out there, but MomsRising is here to help. Every Tuesday on the MomsRising blog , you can find new information on how to eliminate dangerous chemicals and toxins that are in every day products. Topics have ranged from choosing sunscreen and beauty products, to making...
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5 Non-toxic New Years Resolutions

December 27, 2011
Go to the gym. Get organized. Start a new hobby. There's a list of three common new years resolutions, which doubles as a list of resolutions I've made and haven't kept a hundred times over. But my non-toxic resolutions? Those I've kept, because I've made them easy and concrete. Two years ago, I...
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Fall 2011: A Season of Non-Toxic Tips

December 21, 2011
The holiday season is in full swing, and for much of the country, winter coats and mittens are here to stay for the next few months. But even though it's felt like winter for a while, today is the official last day of Fall. Lets celebrate the end of the season by taking a look back at all of this...
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