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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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NEW REPORT: ‘Super Germs’ Threaten to Erase a Century of Medical Advances

NEW REPORT: ‘Super Germs’ Threaten to Erase a Century of Medical Advances

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Toxic Toys Made in Hong Kong Contain Phthalate Levels Hundreds of Times Higher than US Limits

Toxic Toys Made in Hong Kong Contain Phthalate Levels Hundreds of Times Higher than US Limits

Photo by Shutterstock If you buy toys made in Hong Kong, beware! A new report shows that a slew of toys made in Hong Kong contain high traces of toxic plasticiser phthalates. The report, based on Consumer

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EWG Releases New Dirty Dozen List Highlighting the Top 12 Endocrine Disruptors

EWG Releases New Dirty Dozen List Highlighting the Top 12 Endocrine Disruptors

As a green parent, you’re likely very familiar with the annual Dirty Dozen list that calls out the most pesticide ridden produce in the United States. Now, there’s a brand new Dirty Dozen list

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Uncontrolled Pesticide Use in Argentina Linked to Severe Birth Defects and Increased Cancer Rates

Uncontrolled Pesticide Use in Argentina Linked to Severe Birth Defects and Increased Cancer Rates

Photo by Shutterstock Global Research Report (GRR) recently reported on the growing problems of pesticide spraying in Argentina and notes that the issue has spun quickly out of control. According to

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Guide to PVC-free School Supplies for 2013

Guide to PVC-free School Supplies for 2013

When it comes to big bad chemicals, few are as bad as polyvinyl chloride plastic, more commonly known as PVC or vinyl. PVC has been linked to all sorts of disastrous health situations from cancer to

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23 Children in India Die After Eating Free School Lunch Contaminated with Pesticides

23 Children in India Die After Eating Free School Lunch Contaminated with Pesticides

Image © New Indian Express At least 23 children have died from eating school meals dished up via a free lunch program in eastern India yesterday, while dozens more remain very ill from the poisoning. The

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FDA Announces Official BPA Ban in Baby Formula Packaging

FDA Announces Official BPA Ban in Baby Formula Packaging

Image courtesy of Shutterstock In better late than never news, The Breast Cancer Fund reported that on July 11, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an official ban on bisphenol A

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GUIDE: How to Shop for Non-GMO Food

GUIDE: How to Shop for Non-GMO Food

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Single-Load Liquid Laundry Packets are a Serious Health Hazard for Kids

Single-Load Liquid Laundry Packets are a Serious Health Hazard for Kids

Image courtesy CPSC The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) received about 500 incident reports in 2012 involving injury due to colorful single load liquid laundry packets. In response, CPSC is

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Unacceptable Levels is a New Film that Documents the Immense Harm Chemicals are Causing People and the Planet

Unacceptable Levels is a New Film that Documents the Immense Harm Chemicals are Causing People and the Planet

Unacceptable Levels is a new film that examines the many problems we face due to rampant chemical use in our world. Filmmaker and father, Ed Brown, interviewed leading experts in the fields of science,

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New Report Finds Over 5,000 Children’s Products Contain Toxic Chemicals

New Report Finds Over 5,000 Children’s Products Contain Toxic Chemicals

Image courtesy of Shutterstock According to reports filed with the Washington State Department of Ecology, over 5000 children’s products contain toxic chemicals that are linked to cancer, hormone

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How to Protect Your Child from Lead Poisoning

How to Protect Your Child from Lead Poisoning

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Top 10 Chemicals Most Likely to Cause Autism and Other Learning Disorders

Top 10 Chemicals Most Likely to Cause Autism and Other Learning Disorders

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and today is World Autism Day. A recent survey finds that 1 in 50 children in America between the ages of 6 and 17 is on the autism spectrum — which is an

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6 Incredibly Gross Additives in Everyday Foods

6 Incredibly Gross Additives in Everyday Foods

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Exposure To Air Pollution During Pregnancy Is Linked To Low Birth Weight

Exposure To Air Pollution During Pregnancy Is Linked To Low Birth Weight

Image Courtesy of Shutterstock  A growing body of evidence shows that maternal exposure to air pollution may have some serious and negative effects on fetal growth and later child health —

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PepsiCo Plans To Remove Flame Retardant From Gatorade Thanks To Teenager’s Petition

PepsiCo Plans To Remove Flame Retardant From Gatorade Thanks To Teenager’s Petition

PepsiCo has announced plans to remove brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from Gatorade after consumer complaints started rolling in via a petition started at Change.org by 15 year-old Sarah Kavanagh.

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