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BREAKING NEWS: Researchers find endocrine disruptor BPA in all plastic baby teethers tested, even when the teethers were labeled “BPA-Free”

BREAKING NEWS: Researchers find endocrine disruptor BPA in all plastic baby teethers tested, even when the teethers were labeled "BPA-Free"

Teething definitely results in stressed parents looking for relief for their fussy babies, but news from a new study is likely going to make them think twice before handing over any old teether,

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BREAKING NEWS: FDA finds glyphosate (the chemical in Monsanto’s RoundUp) in oatmeal and baby foods

BREAKING NEWS: FDA finds glyphosate (the chemical in Monsanto's RoundUp) in oatmeal and baby foods

As much as we hate being the bearer of more bad Monsanto/glyphosate news, we think you should know: FDA test results showed evidence of glyphosate (aka the main ingredient in weed killer RoundUp) in

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“Erin Brokovich” chemical is contaminating the tap water of more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states

"Erin Brokovich" chemical is contaminating the tap water of more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states

Remember the Oscar-winning movie Erin Brokovich? It’s the one where Julia Roberts portrays a real-life environmental activist trying to raise awareness about a toxic chemical found in water

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Moms Across America finds many childhood vaccines contain glyphosate, the probable carcinogen found in weedkiller Roundup

Moms Across America finds many childhood vaccines contain glyphosate, the probable carcinogen found in weedkiller Roundup

We know vaccines are a hot button issue, but regardless of whether you are pro-vaccine, concerned, or in favor of an alternative schedule, we’re pretty sure most consumers would want their vaccines

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EWG’s new BPA database reveals 16,000 food and drink products that contain the toxic chemical in their packaging

EWG's new BPA database reveals 16,000 food and drink products that contain the toxic chemical in their packaging

Although BPA may have (finally) been banned from baby bottles and a general consensus about its toxic potential has been reached… don’t relax yet. A new database from the Environmental

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A man’s exposure to chemicals has a significant effect on how long it takes a couple to conceive

A man's exposure to chemicals has a significant effect on how long it takes a couple to conceive

There are multiple reasons everyone should steer clear of common chemicals like phthalates, lead, and benzophenones, but for men who are part of a couple trying to conceive, a new study just added a

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See the best & worst sunscreens for kids in EWG’s 10th annual guide to sunscreens

See the best & worst sunscreens for kids in EWG’s 10th annual guide to sunscreens

For the past decade, Environmental Working Group (EWG) has been releasing an annual sunscreen guide for consumers, highlighting sunscreen facts, tips, and best and worst sunscreen lists. 2016 marks their

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6 sneaky food additives: Where they like to hide & why you should avoid them at all costs

6 sneaky food additives: Where they like to hide & why you should avoid them at all costs

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Multiple children’s health issues linked to rampant use of toxic pesticides in the USA

Multiple children's health issues linked to rampant use of toxic pesticides in the USA

We should all be concerned about pesticide exposure: more than a billion pounds of the stuff gets sprayed on agricultural fields, dropped down from the sky, and released into water. The latest report

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Autism rate is 25% higher in areas where mosquito pesticide is sprayed aerially

Autism rate is 25% higher in areas where mosquito pesticide is sprayed aerially

Mosquitos are among our very least favorite visitors each summer, but is it possible that taking action against them is actually linked to increased rates of autism and developmental delays? A pilot

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1 child is poisoned every 45 minutes by eating a laundry detergent pod, according to new study

1 child is poisoned every 45 minutes by eating a laundry detergent pod, according to new study

Despite warnings here, there, and everywhere, laundry pod poisonings are on the rise, and exposure to these pods is more dangerous than other types of laundry and dishwasher detergent. During a

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BREAKING: Glyphosate, the carcinogenic ingredient in Roundup, is found in popular breakfast foods

BREAKING: Glyphosate, the carcinogenic ingredient in Roundup, is found in popular breakfast foods

Bagels, eggs, or oatmeal with a side of toxic herbicide? The latest findings from the Alliance for Natural Health-USA’s recent food safety tests are enough to make you want to lose your breakfast:

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Facts about harmful household mold + recipes for non-toxic homemade mold cleaners

Facts about harmful household mold + recipes for non-toxic homemade mold cleaners

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Strawberries top the list as most pesticide contaminated produce on EWG’s 2016 Dirty Dozen List

Strawberries top the list as most pesticide contaminated produce on EWG's 2016 Dirty Dozen List

The average American eats almost 8 pounds of strawberries every year, and this sweet, beloved fruit now has the dubious “honor” of topping the Environmental Working Group‘s “Dirty

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EWG’s expanded Guide to Healthy Cleaning reveals that “eco-friendly” products from top brands like Seventh Generation & Method are toxic

EWG's expanded Guide to Healthy Cleaning reveals that "eco-friendly" products from top brands like Seventh Generation & Method are toxic

The writers and editors at Inhabitots pride ourselves on walking the eco-friendly walk and not just talking the talk, and most of us found ourselves staring with mouths agape in horror while looking up

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FDA proposes limit on arsenic in baby rice cereal

FDA proposes limit on arsenic in baby rice cereal

Bland, digestible rice cereal has long been a favored first food, but a recent FDA proposal to limit the amount of inorganic arsenic in rice cereal will surely cause parents to think twice before giving

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BREAKING: Majority of canned food still contains BPA lining or other toxic substitutes

BREAKING: Majority of canned food still contains BPA lining or other toxic substitutes

The FDA has publicly supported removing toxic, endocrine-disrupting BPA from the lining of cans since 2010, but a newly released report entitled Buyer Beware: Toxic BPA & Regrettable Substitutes in

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Common chemicals are linked to fibroids and endometriosis

Common chemicals are linked to fibroids and endometriosis

The cost of chemicals and toxins is difficult to calculate — given both the direct and indirect effect they can have on people and the environment. But a new study published in The Journal of

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