With over 80,000 untested chemicals in our everyday products, and cancer, learning disability rates skyrocketing, our chemical management system is broken. In fact, it hasn’t been updated in more than 30 years. Seriously. While scientists discover more connections between certain chemicals and cancer rates. While autism rates go through the roof. While girls and increasingly […]
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I shouldn’t be surprised. Really. How many times have I been let down by companies that have taken my money, and led me astray? First there was Nalgene, and all the toys with lead and PVC, body and home products with phthalates and dioxane. Now Sigg has revealed that their water bottle liners made before […]
Love, love getting good news in my inbox. Here’s a story from MSNBC about the dramatically lowered rates of lead exposure in children. The good news is the rates of elevated lead levels in children has dropped dramatically in the past 20 years. The bad news is that lead exposure is extremely damaging, even at […]
Ever since I discovered lead in the antique doors to all of our bedrooms, I have been highly skeptical of pretty much anything in our house. Including dishes. I recently tested some beautiful old dishes I have from the seventies. They came out fine. Then a reader emailed me about a story that came out […]
Finally! The House passed a bill to ban lead and phthalates from toys and children’s products and gives the Consumer Product Safety Commission more funding, authority, and the right to impose penalties on manufacturers who violate this law. And, last but certainly not least- this bill requires third party testing of toys for safety before […]
This question came to me via email from a reader. She asked me where she should begin to make her home safer for her family and for the environment. What a great question! So many of my posts come from emailed questions. Thank you, and keep ‘em coming. I’ve been on the move, literally, this […]