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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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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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