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Get the Lead Out

Mar 28, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Surprisingly, lead is still found in many consumer products today.

While lead was banned from house paint in the U.S. in 1978, it is still found in the paint of older homes, hand-me-down...

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PBDE Flame Retardants Are Still Around

Mar 13, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

PBDE flame retardants were phased out in 2004 and 2010, yet these chemicals are still around.

Scientific studies have found PBDEs in humans and the environment—over 8 years later.

They...

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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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Why Choose Glass Over Plastic?

Dec 09, 2017

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

As you detox your home, it’s important to understand what materials to avoid, but almost more important to know what materials to choose! Glass is one of the materials consistently...

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Tips to buy school materials that minimize toxic chemicals

Sep 08, 2017
 

It was so nice selecting school supplies with my daughter yesterday. It prompted me to look up safer plastics (numbered 1, 2, 4, and 5). Whenever possible, this is what we chose.

And she didn't seem to mind the dialogue that ensued about...

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