Pesticides and GMO Foods

Avoiding these foods for the most part, substituting with foods from the clean list and eating organic and/or homegrown produce whenever possible can substantially cut down on your exposure to pesticides. Keep in mind that corn and sweet potatoes are among those foods most likely to have been genetically modified....more

New link between autism and traffic pollution

A new study published in the journal "Environmental Health Perspectives" shows that children who live near a freeway (not just a major road) have double the risk of autism....more

The Story of Cosmetics: What Carcinogens Lurk in Your Shampoo?

Baby shampoo with formaldehyde, lipstick laced with lead -- consumer products we find in the beauty and personal care aisles everyday -- then buy, take home and use, unaware of the risks to our long-term health. ...more

I agree Herbal Essences definitely induces eeks! That stuff is anything but herbal! :P

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Toxics Chemical Lobby - Exclusive Leaked Footage!

The secret is out: the toxic chemicals industry is designing a PR campaign for survival! Bisphenol A in baby bottles, water bottles, and food cans. Formaldehyde in furniture.  Phthalates in air fresheners, soft plastics, and fragrances.  The manufacturers of these chemicals are not taking the push for regulation lying down (despite their public claims of support for safety). Don’t be duped!...more

If Parents Don't Protect Their Kids from Harmful Chemicals, Who Will?

Being a parent today seems to require a hyper-vigilance to make sure your child is protected from unhealthy -- sometimes even toxic -- chemicals in their toys, clothing, eating utensils, furniture, household items, and more. Between lead-based paint, PVC and phthalates in toys, bisphenol A (BPA) in water bottles, flame retardant in pajamas and recently cadmium in drinking glasses, there's a lot to keep moms and dads on their toes. ...more

I am on the same page with everyone on this thread. But, there is a fair amount that we can do ...more

Living Nicely: Is Cadmium Shrek's Kryptonite?

Poor Shrek! It appears he and his cohorts have fallen victim to cadmium. Am I making light of a serious subject? Maybe, but the media seems to be making a circus of this latest recall....more

Chemicals in the news...

There have been a number of headlines about the harmful chemicals we are exposed to and their possible harmful consequences to our health. None of this is new, but if it gets more people thinking about the issue, then all the better…...more

Chemical Industry Decides Public Health Really IS Better Than Private Profits

In a turn of events not even Nostradamus could foresee, Cal Dooley, President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), today announced that the millions of dollars the industry trade group has been using to lobby against policies that protect public health will now be used instead to research and develop safer chemicals.  ...more

The Soap Dilemma (1,4-dioxane)

How do I choose a chemical free soap? Which soap is eco-friendly even after I send it down the drain? A few months back, the Organic Consumers Association, reported they tested several detergents and body care products for 1,4-dioxane. They found different levels of this chemical in many natural products and products that report to contain some organic ingredients. 1,4-dioxane has been shown to cause cancer. The concerning part is that the FDA acknowledges this and does not identify any safe level for use. ...more

Sorry about my slow response getting back to comment. I have been on a trip and ...more