Archive for the ‘Chemicals in consumer products’ Category

Naturepedic Founder and Other Organic Visionaries to be Honored

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The organics movement is growing and the Organic Trade Association (OTA) supports organic businesses and the leaders that make them thrive. The OTA is holding its 2014 Organic content_img.23.imgLeadership Awards on September (more…)

Demand for Safer Chemicals Gets Broader Acceptance

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Debate continues to rage regarding reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Many industry watchers are guessing that any reform of the national law is becoming less and less likely to happen (more…)

Regrettable Substitutions

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Questionable chemicals associated with health and developmental issues such as cancer, thyroid disruption and learning disabilities can show up in the most innocuous of consumer products. These (more…)

New Study Looks at Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer; Flame Retardants, Chemicals in Consumer Products Make Priority List

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

On May 12, 2014 the journal Environmental Health Perspectives published a new peer-reviewed study identifying seventeen types of chemicals specifically linked to breast cancer. Of the 102 chemicals (more…)

State of Vermont Passes Stricter State Law Concerning Chemicals in Children’s Products

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Vermont state flagWhile national efforts to reform the outdated federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) continue, the state of Vermont has pushed forward on its own to create more stringent chemical safety standards (more…)

Naturepedic Founder Barry Cik Discusses Chemicals in Crib Mattresses and University of Texas Study

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

A recent study published February of this year by a team of environmental engineers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has found that infants are exposed to high (more…)

Are Your Lawn and Garden Pesticides Poisoning You?

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

After a long, hard winter, gardening season is finally upon us. Naturally, we want to have the prettiest lawn and the most productive flower and vegetable gardens possible. And many of us rely on chemicals (more…)

Are You Getting the Whole Truth About Your Personal Body Care Products?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Toxic chemicals in mom’s body pass through to the baby

warning dangerous chemicalsCreating a healthy environment for our kids doesn’t start with the food we feed them, the personal products we use to keep them clean, the (more…)

Want to Do Something About It? Get Into Grass Roots Chemical Reform

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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Let’s face it, not too many corporations are socially conscious enough to make changes in the products they manufacture or sell just because they contain chemicals suspected of causing health problems. (more…)

Meet Me at the White House

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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Many years ago, I had the chance to meet the President of the United States. The honor and reverence that the Presidency deserves (more…)