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Your Kid’s Toys May be Free of Phthalates, But a Hefty Amount of the Chemicals May Still Lurk in Their Food

Your Kid’s Toys May be Free of Phthalates, But a Hefty Amount of the Chemicals May Still Lurk in Their Food

Phthalates are a class of harmful chemicals that have been in headline news for years. After enough consumers expressed concern, phthalates have finally become less common in children’s toys, body care

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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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Graco My Size 65 Convertible Car Seat Contains a Flame Retardant That Has Been Subject to a Global Ban by the UN

Graco My Size 65 Convertible Car Seat Contains a Flame Retardant That Has Been Subject to a Global Ban by the UN

As part of the HealthyStuff.org #ToxicFreeCarSeats campaign, HealthyStuff ran some early testing on the Graco My Size 65 Convertible Car Seat and found that it contains several dangerous chemicals that

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EPA Proposes Ban of HFCs in Cars & Grocery Stores to Help Halt Global Warming

EPA Proposes Ban of HFCs in Cars & Grocery Stores to Help Halt Global Warming

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just announced a proposal that would ban the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) where climate-friendly alternatives are available instead. HFCs are a group

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Research Links Popular Pesticides to Declining Bird Population

Research Links Popular Pesticides to Declining Bird Population

New research that some are dubbing a second “Silent Spring” shows that neonicotinoid insecticides have an adverse effect on non-target invertebrate species, such as birds. Neonicotinoids

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New Bill Proposes Ban on Using Known Toxin BPA in Food Packaging

New Bill Proposes Ban on Using Known Toxin BPA in Food Packaging

Democrats in both chambers of Congress have introduced a bill that would ban Bisephenol-A, (BPA) from all food packaging. Reps. Lois Capps (Calif.) and Grace Meng (N.Y.), along with Sen. Ed Markey

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Child Laborers May Have Made Your Samsung Smartphone

Child Laborers May Have Made Your Samsung Smartphone

Over 20,000 individuals took action with Green America in March, asking the Apple company to improve labor conditions in its supplier factories, and it turns out Apple is listening! Now Green America

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Cyantraniliprole: A Highly Toxic New Pesticide is Coming Soon to the U.S. Food Supply

Cyantraniliprole: A Highly Toxic New Pesticide is Coming Soon to the U.S. Food Supply

Never one to shy away from poisoning the food supply, the United States government is all set to introduce yet another doozy of a pesticide into the American food supply. Cyantraniliprole, recently

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Aleva’s Plant-Based Nursing Balm is a Lanolin-Free Nipple Soother for Vegan Moms & Babies

Aleva’s Plant-Based Nursing Balm is a Lanolin-Free Nipple Soother for Vegan Moms & Babies

Breastfeeding is such a lovely time to bond with baby, but many infants take a few days or weeks to get the hang of it, during which time a mother’s sensitive nipples really start to wear and tear.

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Earth Princess Cosmetics Offer Sweet Pastel Sparkle & Shine Without Harmful Chemicals

Earth Princess Cosmetics Offer Sweet Pastel Sparkle & Shine Without Harmful Chemicals

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Study Finds 102 Common Chemicals are Linked to Breast Cancer

Study Finds 102 Common Chemicals are Linked to Breast Cancer

A brand new and alarming peer-reviewed study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives has identified a total of 102 chemicals that are linked to breast cancer. While finding out that

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Nature-Inspired Graphics Add Flair to Reusable Klean Kanteen Bottles

Nature-Inspired Graphics Add Flair to Reusable Klean Kanteen Bottles

Klean Kanteen recently launched three fresh new graphic designs that celebrate the natural world. The bottle illustrations are aptly named Grow, Preserve, and Move. “Grow is a reflection on the

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About the Organic Label

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About the Organic Label

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EWG’s 2014 Dirty Dozen List Reveals Apples are Still Seriously Contaminated with Pesticides for the Fourth Year in a Row

EWG’s 2014 Dirty Dozen List Reveals Apples are Still Seriously Contaminated with Pesticides for the Fourth Year in a Row

Each year Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, better known as the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15″ produce lists, shows consumers what the government

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New Research Reveals “Extreme” Levels of Monsanto’s Roundup are in Food and Animal Feed

New Research Reveals “Extreme” Levels of Monsanto’s Roundup are in Food and Animal Feed

A new study, soon to be published in the June issue of Food Technology shows that extremely high levels of glyphosate—the active weed-killing chemical in Roundup is turning up in all kinds of food

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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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Monsanto’s Roundup Found in the Breast Milk of U.S. Mothers

Monsanto’s Roundup Found in the Breast Milk of U.S. Mothers

Glyphosate-containing herbicides, which fall under many trademarks such as Monsanto’s ‘Roundup,’ are top selling herbicides in the world and now they are popping up in the breast milk of

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San Francisco is One Step Closer to Banning Bottled Water

San Francisco is One Step Closer to Banning Bottled Water

Photo by Shutterstock Bottled water is undeniably bad for the environment and for human health thanks to chemicals that leach out of those shimmery plastic containers. Now, at least one U.S. city is a

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