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Choosing Nontoxic Food Storage Containers

Aug 20, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Summer is wrapping up and parents are entering back-to-school mode, making it a great time to stock up on food storage containers.

Whether it’s for packing school lunches, or preparing...

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Consider Phthalates in Furniture

Feb 05, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Did you know there are phthalates in furniture?

“More than 470 million pounds of phthalates are produced or imported in the United States each year,” according to the U.S....

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Less PVC is Possible

Jan 03, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

PVC (polyvinyl chloride), also known as vinyl, is used to make countless products that fill our closets, shelves and homes. As a durable, strong, waterproof material PVC has become...

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Environmental Concerns at School: Use This Interactive Tool To Learn More!

Mar 21, 2017

The Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) just released an interactive tool that is meant to increase awareness of the key sources of polyvinyl chloride (a.k.a. PVC or vinyl) in our schools.

"PVC is the most toxic plastic for our...

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