Cassidy is the Director of Outreach and Engagement at Women's Voices for the Earth.
Blog Post List
September 16, 2010
Moms know that the ads we see are often the front lines for whether a product gets bought or ignored. A large and increasing number of greener moms may read up on blogs, read reports and articles, and try to look up chemical names of material safety data sheets, but not everyone does this. Many moms are still influenced by ads that say, “This will get your laundry smelling like a spring breeze!” and buy the bottle—along with the messages and advertising that are sold to them. That’s why I find it so unnerving that Procter & Gamble has issued a complaint to green company Seventh Generation...
September 14, 2010
Did you know that chemicals commonly used in cleaning products have been linked to breast cancer, fertility problems, hormone disruption, asthma, and other serious health impacts? And here’s the scary part: no law requires cleaning product companies to disclose their ingredients, so you can’t look on the label to avoid harmful chemicals if you wish to. Studies show that although gender roles have changed over time, women are still doing more than 70% of the housework in the average home, meaning that we’re more exposed to hidden toxic chemicals in cleaning products. Children are also...
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