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Environmental Health

California Fire Retardant Bill Watered Down

July 8, 2009
Today I was in Sacramento testifying in support of a bill that would help eliminate flame retardants from baby and toddler products. The good news is the bill survived the business and professions committee and is off to the Assembly appropriations committee. The bad news is it was watered down a...
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Action Day: Let's De-Tox Baby Products

July 6, 2009
Quick Note: Please check us out at Daily Kos and "recommend" our diary! Last week Senate Bill 772 , a California bill that would stop a de facto requirement for toxic chemicals in the foam of children’s furniture and baby products, barely made it out of the Assembly environmental committee. The...
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Declare Your Independence From Toxic Chemicals!

July 4, 2009
This July 4, MomsRising is urging our members to declare independence from toxic chemicals and become part of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families campaign! At MomsRising, we hear from members all the time who are deeply concerned about dangerous chemicals in the environment and in the products we...
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BPA Industry Manipulates Scientific Studies

June 27, 2009
In case you missed it, Newsweek's science editor Sharon Begley wrote a story on how anyone with an agenda can find research to support that agenda. The example she used were companies who make products with the toxic chemical bisphenol A . So-called "BPAs" are found in hard plastic like baby...
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In what universe are candy bars NOT junk food?

June 17, 2009
Which of the following is considered a junk food according to national school nutrition standards? A. Hi-C Blast - vitamin fortified sugar water B. Poland Springs seltzer water - water with bubbles C. French fries D. Candy Bars If you guessed A, C or D you'd be wrong. Believe it or not, seltzer...
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Industry Will Pay Big Bucks for Pregnant Woman Willing to Ingest BPA

June 2, 2009
Pregnant? Looking for a way to make some extra money? Comfortable eating and drinking from packaging coated with BPA resins to demonstrate how safe it is? (Note: you must also be willing to sign a waiver releasing industry from any birth defects or other harm suffered by your baby.) Interested? Can you believe it?

Moms, nurses, and others to J&J: “No More Toxic Tears!”

May 27, 2009
What comes to mind when you think of Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo? Images of your kids playing in the tub, or memories of your own mom suddsing you up as a child? Maybe you think of the company’s famous taglines- “No.1 Choice of Hospitals” and “No More Tears.” Whatever you think of, it...

Stop the Monkey Business and Ban BPA from Babybottles!

May 19, 2009
I support equality for the sexes, but this wasn’t what I had in mind! Adding to the mounting evidence against the toxic chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), a study released last week ( ) found male monkeys exposed to BPA while in the womb display behaviors...
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Rally for the Climate- bring your kids!

May 15, 2009
If you care about your kids future, I bet you care about global warming too. And with good reason: our kids are going to be in hot water unless we do something quick. Good thing we've finally got a President that really gets it – like really gets it. In fact, just a few months after that historic...

Would You Let Your Daughter Be a Green Beauty Queen?

May 13, 2009
I’ve never been a big fan of pageants. The social and gender implications are a bit disturbing to me. Add in the environmental and health impacts of conventional cosmetics and the textile and fashion industry and the whole event becomes antithetical to almost every value I hold dear. Needless to...