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Tell Apple to Protect Their Factory Workers from Dangerous Chemicals

Tell Apple to Protect Their Factory Workers from Dangerous Chemicals

According to Green America, “Seventy-five percent of the world’s population owns a cell phone, billions of which are made in China.” No surprise there. However, what may surprise some

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Detect Your Body’s Chemical Burden with Toxin-Capturing Silicone Bracelets

Detect Your Body’s Chemical Burden with Toxin-Capturing Silicone Bracelets

Photo of wristbands worn in study by Environmental Science & Technology   Candy colored silicone bracelets are the hot accessory of choice for kids who want to show support for their favorite causes.

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Reminder: BPA-Free Plastics Aren’t as Safe as You Think

Reminder: BPA-Free Plastics Aren’t as Safe as You Think

Photo by Shutterstock There’s almost no escaping bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is found in canned food linings, paper products, plastic toys and of course plastic dishes, such as baby bottles, reusable

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Beijing Middle School Suspends Classes Due to Severe Air Pollution

Beijing Middle School Suspends Classes Due to Severe Air Pollution

Fueled by rapidly growing industry with little to no environmental oversight, China’s air pollution has become an international issue of concern in recent years. Nowhere is the smog more obvious

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PCBs (Banned in the U.S. 35 Years Ago) are Found Leaching Out of Clothing and Paper

PCBs (Banned in the U.S. 35 Years Ago) are Found Leaching Out of Clothing and Paper

Photo by Shutterstock According to new, yet unpublished research, traces of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are leaching out of clothing and printed materials, such as magazines, from around the world.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Who Owns Organic Food Companies in 2014?

INFOGRAPHIC: Who Owns Organic Food Companies in 2014?

Photo via The Cornucopia Institute – click image to see a pdf poster-sized version Most organic advocates have heard of “Who Owns Organic,” a popular infographic featuring independently

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Industrial Chemicals that Harm Developing Brains Have More than Doubled in the Past Seven Years

Industrial Chemicals that Harm Developing Brains Have More than Doubled in the Past Seven Years

Photo by Shutterstock New research from Mount Sinai and the Harvard School of Public Health features some alarming news. The number of industrial chemicals known to cause neurodevelopmental disabilities,

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EPA Being Sued Over Flea Collars that Put Children in Contact with Dangerous Pesticides

EPA Being Sued Over Flea Collars that Put Children in Contact with Dangerous Pesticides

Photo by Shutterstock Children, dogs, and cats love to romp around the house together, snuggle for a nap, and play in the yard. Fleas are never welcome guests to the party, but the pesticide-laden collars

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Scientists Discover BPA Exposure is Directly Linked to Cancer

Scientists Discover BPA Exposure is Directly Linked to Cancer

Photo by Shutterstock Although Bisphenol A (BPA)-laden plastics and other products have been eliminated to a point, there’s still plenty of BPA swirling around in products you and your family use

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New Study Confirms Close Proximity to Fracking Wells in Colorado Results in Higher Incidence of Birth Defects

New Study Confirms Close Proximity to Fracking Wells in Colorado Results in Higher Incidence of Birth Defects

Photo by Shutterstock New research from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has found positive associations between fracking pollution and a higher prevalence of birth defects. Birth

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Johnson & Johnson Removes Formaldehyde from their Baby Shampoo

Johnson & Johnson Removes Formaldehyde from their Baby Shampoo

Photo by Shutterstock Wonders never cease! Johnson & Johnson has actually followed through on their promise to remove big bad formaldehyde from their baby shampoo. Back in 2011, the company announced

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New Greenpeace Report Shows that Most Major Kids Clothing Brands Contain Toxic Chemicals, Including American Apparel, Disney and Gap

New Greenpeace Report Shows that Most Major Kids Clothing Brands Contain Toxic Chemicals, Including American Apparel, Disney and Gap

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Chemical Preservative Used in Some Baby Wipes is Causing Scaly, Itchy Rashes on Children

Chemical Preservative Used in Some Baby Wipes is Causing Scaly, Itchy Rashes on Children

Photo by Shutterstock According to new research, traditional store bought baby wipes may be causing allergic reactions in some children, including itchy, scaly, red rashes. The discovery, announced in a

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Low Levels of BPA Exposure Linked to Prostate Cancer

Low Levels of BPA Exposure Linked to Prostate Cancer

Photo by Shutterstock Another day, another health malady linked to BPA exposure. Studies in rodents have shown that early-life exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) can wreak havoc on the prostate, enhancing the

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FDA Wants Proof From Manufacturers that Antibacterial Soap is Safe and Effective

FDA Wants Proof From Manufacturers that Antibacterial Soap is Safe and Effective

Photo by Shutterstock As a long time protester of antibacterial soap, it’s exciting to see that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is also having some doubts about products that claim to be

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New York City Votes for Mandatory Flu Vaccines for Children Under Age 6

New York City Votes for Mandatory Flu Vaccines for Children Under Age 6

Photo by Shutterstock This week the New York City Board of Health voted to make flu shots mandatory for all young children (under the age of 6) who go to preschool or day care. The New York Times reports

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EPA Being Sued for Pesticide Contamination in Predominantly Latino California Schools

EPA Being Sued for Pesticide Contamination in Predominantly Latino California Schools

In 1999, mom Maria Garcia filed an administrative complaint with the EPA to halt the use of highly toxic pesticides that were contaminating schools in predominantly Latino communities in California, in

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EWG Launches a Mobile App for Their Skin Deep Cosmetics Database

EWG Launches a Mobile App for Their Skin Deep Cosmetics Database

Have you ever been shopping, and seen what looks like a wonderful new hair conditioner, bubbly baby soap or shiny new lip gloss that you’d like to try, but you wonder if said product is safe,

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