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Filed Under:Lifestyle / Green Living
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Archived Since:August 12, 2011

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What’s with this Weather?

This season's extreme weather -- no matter what the cause -- can have some serious consequences on our children's health.

Time Out for Pesticide Manufacturers

Researchers are reporting disturbing news about genetically modified crops grown with Roundup®.

Why is Laila Ali Fighting for a Healthy World?

Celebrities are concerned parents, too. Laila Ali, daughter of the legendary Muhammad Ali, and husband, former NFL star Curtis Conway, want a better world for their son, Curtis Jr., and the newest addition to the family, daughter Sydney.

What Are Your Plastic-Free Teething Remedies?

Instead of stocking up on plastic teethers that may leach risky chemicals into your wee-one's mouth, Healthy Child recommends opting for safer solutions.

Chemical Regulation and Autism

There are still 84,000 chemicals used in commerce, which are supposed to be regulated by the Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TSCA). Guess how many chemicals have been restricted since TSCA was passed in 1976?

Making Organic Meat More Affordable

Practical tips for making organic meat more affordable.

Dr. David Orr’s New Parenting Rules

What will our children's children's children likely think about present child-raising practices? If they have the inclination and wherewithal, they will likely wonder about the depth of our affection for our children and our competence as parents.

Can You Live With Less Plastic?

Have you ever stopped to consider how many plastic products you use each day? Susan Freinkel did and so she counted them. Well, actually her original intention was to go a day without touching anything plastic. That effort stopped as quickly as it had started, as she crawled out of bed and wandered to the bathroom in the morning: the toilet seat was plastic.

Can You Hear Me Now?

New research shows kids and cell phones don’t mix.

Imported Seafood Could Be Contaminated With Feces

Americans are eating more crap than ever before. And, I mean that both figuratively AND literally. We are increasingly relying on imported foods from less developed countries where sanitation standards are lax and feces contamination is common.

Do Food Dyes Warrant A Warning Label?

By Margie Kelly Food dyes are everywhere. Derived from petroleum, more than 15 million pounds of dyes are added to food to make something colorful. The use of artificial dyes has gone up fivefold in the past 50 years, according to the Center for Science and the Public Interest (CSPI). Candies, frostings, macaroni and cheese, [...]

Mom on a Mission: Dumping “Pink Slime”

Bettina Elias Siegel is a mother of two, former lawyer, school food reform activist, freelance writer, and publisher of The Lunch Tray blog. On March 6th she started a petition asking USDA to ban the use of lean, finely textured beef (commonly known as “pink slime”) in the beef destined for school food. Within nine [...]

PVC: Unhealthy for Our Children’s Health and Schools

By Mike Schade Mike Schade is the campaign coordinator for the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice (CHEJ) For much of the time when their bodies and intellect are developing, children are in school.  It’s therefore critical to keep schools free from toxic chemicals linked to asthma and developmental damage. However, our nation’s schools are [...]

News Roundup: BPA, Flame Retardants, & Toxic Jewelry

By Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff So many news stories that relate to children’s environmental health, it’s hard to keep up! FDA Rejects BPA Ban in Packaging Late in the day last Friday, FDA announced it would not place on ban on BPA in packaging because there wasn’t enough scientific evidence that it harmed humans. We wonder [...]

How Can We Eat More Veggies?

By Anh Van Nguyen I think we can all agree that vegetables should be an essential part of our diets. When I was living down in Ecuador, I had the privilege of being within walking distance of markets that sold fresh fruits and vegetables, straight from the farm. It was definitely convenient then to stop [...]

How to Purge Toxic Chemicals From Your Home

By Margie Kelly When it comes to getting toxic chemicals out of your home, is there any question that can’t be answered with “baking soda and vinegar”? It’s true that you can get amazingly far with the combination of the two, but even the mighty union of baking soda and vinegar can’t solve all your [...]

Is Breastfeeding Revolutionary?

By Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff I remember the first time I saw someone breastfeed. I was 27 and had just gotten married; one of my best friends had her baby the same year. We all sat around marveling at this amazing little being she had created and when he started to fuss, she fed him. It [...]

Are Fragrance-Free Products Safer?

By Margie Kelly Have you noticed scents wafting throughout some stores and even airplanes? According to AdWeek, associating a scent with a brand is the latest retail trend. It may seem like you’re smelling freshly cut grass or a citrus delight, but what you’re really inhaling is a combination of natural and synthetic mystery chemicals, [...]

Choosing a Pacifier and Teether

By Margie Kelly I’ll admit I was ready to sell my soul for a pacifier my newborn would accept. I was so tired and delusional, I thought a pacifier would be magical, with powers to comfort the baby and allow me to sleep. But my son rejected it. Repeatedly. Not every baby is as picky [...]

Is There Arsenic in My Baby Formula?

By Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff Last week’s findings of arsenic in organic brown rice syrup may be even more frightening to parents than last year’s discovery of the cancer-causing substance in apple juice. That’s because organic brown rice syrup is ubiquitous in natural products—it’s used as a substitute for high fructose corn syrup. The most recent [...]

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