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Your hand-me-down vintage toys from the 1970s and 1980s may be harming your child

Your hand-me-down vintage toys from the 1970s and 1980s may be harming your child

Though it’s sweet and nostalgic to watch your children play with and enjoy the same toys you cherished as a young kid, you should think twice before handing toys from yesteryear down to your kids.

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Buyer beware: Study finds breast milk purchased online may be mixed with cow’s milk

Buyer beware: Study finds breast milk purchased online may be mixed with cow’s milk

You really can buy just about anything on the Internet these days, but parents considering purchasing breast milk online should be more than a little hesitant: there’s a high likelihood you’ll

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Frequent use of bleach linked with increased risk of flu, tonsillitis, and some respiratory illnesses for kids

Frequent use of bleach linked with increased risk of flu, tonsillitis, and some respiratory illnesses for kids

With little ones around, you probably feel like your home could always be a little (or a lot) cleaner. However, you may want to hold off on using bleach as part of your weekly cleaning routine. A recent

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WHO declares that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, “probably” causes cancer

WHO declares that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, “probably” causes cancer

The World Health Organization has now publicly classified glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, the world’s most widely-used weed killer, as “probably

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Tylenol maker guilty of federal criminal charge, will pay $25 million dollars for selling drugs contaminated with metals

Tylenol maker guilty of federal criminal charge, will pay $25 million dollars for selling drugs contaminated with metals

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson and maker of medicines including Infants’ Tylenol and Children’s Motrin, was fined $25 million dollars by the U.S. Department

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‘Under the Dome’: A mother’s documentary about China’s deadly air quality is taking the world by storm

‘Under the Dome’: A mother’s documentary about China’s deadly air quality is taking the world by storm

Becoming a parent can be one of the most powerful catalysts for being an environmental activist. After all, this new life certainly inspires most of us to want a better, safer world for our children.

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MIT scientist links autism to Monsanto’s Roundup and predicts HALF of U.S. children will be autistic by 2025

MIT scientist links autism to Monsanto’s Roundup and predicts HALF of U.S. children will be autistic by 2025

MIT research scientist and author Stephanie Seneff has studied autism for almost a decade, and her recent presentation regarding rising autism rates included a dramatic and controversial prediction.

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Recycled rubber tires used in playgrounds may be linked to cancer

Recycled rubber tires used in playgrounds may be linked to cancer

Around 10-20 years ago, a new staple began appearing in playgrounds and playing fields around the country: scrapped and ground up used tires.  Originally touted as a great use for old tires, which would

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Study finds toxic chemicals linked to serious health threats are in holiday products sold at popular retailers like Target & Walgreens

Study finds toxic chemicals linked to serious health threats are in holiday products sold at popular retailers like Target & Walgreens

Back during the Halloween season, HealthyStuff.org found that a lot of Halloween products contained unhealthy, toxic chemicals. Now, HealthyStuff.org has expanded their holiday findings after testing many

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Nearly half of children in Mexico are impacted by lead poisoining from pottery & at risk for serious health problems

Nearly half of children in Mexico are impacted by lead poisoining from pottery & at risk for serious health problems

If you were to travel to Mexico, you’d likely admire one of the beautiful, vibrant pottery pieces that the country’s artisans are famous for handcrafting. The bowls and vases may be pretty to

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EWG Warns Consumers in New Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives

EWG Warns Consumers in New Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives

We’ve followed the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list for fruits and vegetables every year, and now they have published a Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives as part of their

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Infant Formula Sold in Portland Contains Pesticide-Resistant GMOs

Infant Formula Sold in Portland Contains Pesticide-Resistant GMOs

If you live in Oregon, you’ve likely heard of current Ballot Measure 92, which would require products containing genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), to be labeled as containing

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6 Scary Home Air Pollutants to Avoid this Halloween & Beyond

6 Scary Home Air Pollutants to Avoid this Halloween & Beyond

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Study Finds Dangerous Hidden Chemicals in Halloween Costumes and “Trick or Treat” Bags Sold at Popular Retailers Including Target & Party City

Study Finds Dangerous Hidden Chemicals in Halloween Costumes and “Trick or Treat” Bags Sold at Popular Retailers Including Target & Party City

A study released today by the Ecology Center’s HealthyStuff.org project has found elevated levels of toxic chemicals in popular Halloween costumes, accessories and party supplies sold by stores you

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Brain Cancer Rate for Girls Increases 550% in Florida Town, Possibly Due to Radioactive Waste

Brain Cancer Rate for Girls Increases 550% in Florida Town, Possibly Due to Radioactive Waste

A special investigation featured in The Nation has revealed that brain cancer rates among young girls in The Acreage, a south Florida town, have shot up in recent years, and radioactive waste may be

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Tell Fisher Price to Remove Toxic Flame Retardants from Their Products

Tell Fisher Price to Remove Toxic Flame Retardants from Their Products

In a recent study led by Duke University, 100% of mothers and children tested were positive for TDCIPP, a common flame retardant in furniture. Research shows that TDCIPP is a very likely carcinogen to

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ALERT: Pregnant Women Should NOT Use Antibacterial Products

ALERT: Pregnant Women Should NOT Use Antibacterial Products

Scientists recently reported that many pregnant women and their fetuses are being exposed to possible health problems linked to antibacterial products. The research, presented at the 248th National

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Cindy Crawford Pulls Her Two Kids Out of Malibu High School Due to Concerns Over Toxic Chemicals in the Classrooms

Cindy Crawford Pulls Her Two Kids Out of Malibu High School Due to Concerns Over Toxic Chemicals in the Classrooms

As we recently reported in a previous post, a coalition of concerned parents, teachers, community members, scientists, experts, public figures and environmental groups from across the U.S., collectively

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