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Phthalates linked to miscarriage – pregnant women advised to avoid three specific toxins

Phthalates linked to miscarriage – pregnant women advised to avoid three specific toxins

Phthalates, we have established, are bad news and have been linked to childhood obesity, lower IQ, and type 2 diabetes. Evidence also continues to mount in their role in miscarriages. A new study of

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Fisher-Price opposes CA bill that would require labeling baby products that contain toxic flame retardant chemicals

Fisher-Price opposes CA bill that would require labeling baby products that contain toxic flame retardant chemicals

Fisher-Price has come under fire numerous times over the past several years for its wishy-washy stance on toxic flame retardant chemicals. Now, a new chapter has opened in the controversy, as the toy and

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Interactive map shows if your child’s school is in a toxic spray zone doused in Monsanto’s Roundup

Interactive map shows if your child’s school is in a toxic spray zone doused in Monsanto’s Roundup

Map of Estimated Glyphosate Application Chemical and GMO companies say that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is very safe. But in reality, this herbicide is a toxic chemical

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EWG releases new dirty dozen guide which lists the top 12 cancer causing chemicals

EWG releases new dirty dozen guide which lists the top 12 cancer causing chemicals

Adopting a healthy lifestyle and eliminating habits that are detrimental to your well-being are critical keys to reducing your risk of cancer. However, as Environmental Working Group (EWG) points out,

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So-called “safer” plastics linked to health problems in children

So-called “safer” plastics linked to health problems in children

They’re called diisonoyl phthalate (DINP) and diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), and it doesn’t matter whether you can pronounce their names properly: just know that you should avoid these

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Costs of environmental health conditions in California children = $254 million annually

Costs of environmental health conditions in California children = $254 million annually

Want to put a price tag on the havoc that preventable environmental hazards such as air pollution, pesticides, and common chemicals wreak on our children’s health? The Public Health

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Mother’s exposure to DDT while pregnant linked to fourfold increase in daughter’s risk of breast cancer

Mother’s exposure to DDT while pregnant linked to fourfold increase in daughter’s risk of breast cancer

The use of DDT has been banned in the United States for over forty years, but its toxic effects continue to run rampant. A study utilizing blood samples of pregnant women from fifty years ago found that

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Why you should think twice about your child’s mattress

Why you should think twice about your child’s mattress

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Detergents linked to genital defects in babies

Detergents linked to genital defects in babies

Need another reason to drop chemical detergents and pesticides from your list of household products? Pregnant women who are exposed to a wide range of solvents, pesticides and detergents have a much

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BREAKING NEWS: Study finds toxic chemicals linked to decreased fertility, impaired learning, liver toxicity & cancer in popular child car seats

BREAKING NEWS: Study finds toxic chemicals linked to decreased fertility, impaired learning, liver toxicity & cancer in popular child car seats

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GUIDE: How to shop for non-GMO food

GUIDE: How to shop for non-GMO food

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Chemicals used in cookware, food wrappers and outdoor clothing may increase risk of miscarriage

Chemicals used in cookware, food wrappers and outdoor clothing may increase risk of miscarriage

Perfluorinated alkylated substances (pdf) (PFAS) (the new generation of PFCs – replacements for chemicals once used to make Teflon and Scotchgard) are already linked to some negative health consequences

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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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