Consumers Move the Market on Toxic BPA

It was just three years ago when I was working on the first ban on the toxic chemical, BPA. I was living in Minnesota, working long hours at the state legislature and with the public to educate families about the potential dangers of toxic chemicals. Fast-forward a few years and millions of parents now know about BPA and try to avoid it where possible. The massive public education that is taking place about toxic chemicals in our products gives me hope that we’ll be able to change our flawed system, soon....more
So great to see that it's not all bad news! The progress, although slow, gives me hope that some ... more

Pervasive and Harmful: Phthalates

Ok so it’s a little hard to pronounce, I know.  The first time I heard of phthalates (thal-ates) I had flash backs to high school chemistry class and it wasn’t pleasant. But it wasn’t when I was sixteen, but rather as an adult when I learned about phthalates, a class of chemicals linked to a host of effects like hormone disruption, birth defects, and decreased sperm count. I was simply trying to find safe lotion, make-up and shampoo. Little did I know where my path would lead....more
Thanks for posting this! It's really helpful to have the explanation of what phthalates is, ... more

Are Those Toxic Chemicals in My Couch?

You know those moments in the late afternoon when the sun comes into your home at just the right angle and you can see all the dust flying around? Or worse yet, when a guest sits on the couch and in slow motion, a cloud of dust rises, and you hope you’re the only one who noticed....more
This is a great piece! Very informative about what the issue is, how I can protect myself, and ... more