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Creating a Non-Toxic Nursery
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Healthy Stuff Database Makes it Easier To Live Toxic Free
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Going Green in 2010 – A Few Simple Things With A Big Impact
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Cleaning Products for the Non-Toxic Nursery

Creating a Non-Toxic Nursery

When you’re going to have a baby, your major concerns are their health and safety. You get a solid crib, you research car seats, walkers, swings, and so on. You make sure those products are the best you can get and won’t harm the baby in any way. But there’s another aspect of a baby’s health and safety that many parents don’t think about – the toxicity of the materials in their nursery. Toxic chemicals have now been linked to everything from learning disorders and autism to cancer and infertility. Taking steps to create a non-toxic nursery now could have wide-reaching, long-term and even life-changing benefits. So, what do you do to ensure your nursery is non-toxic? Here are the basics: Start with the crib mattress. Your baby will spend 12 to 18 hours a day on it. You don’t want your baby breathing the potentially toxic chemical fumes that may off-gas from most crib mattresses for 12 to 18[…]

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Healthy Stuff Database Makes it Easier To Live Toxic Free

I want to introduce you to a great site – an indispensable resource for parents who want their kids to grow up toxic-free, or for anyone who’s interested in creating an environment free of dangerous toxic chemicals. The site is Healthy Stuff, and the features of their searchable database are what make this site so special. When you arrive on the homepage you will see several categories of stuff: toys, children’s products, pets, cars, apparel and accessories, and home improvement. Just click any of the categories, let’s take Toys as an example, and you will find a summary of why we need healthy toys, results of tests screening toys for toxic metals, chemicals, and PVC, and links to the following: Products with No Detected Chemicals of Concern Products with Low Concern Levels Products with Medium Concern Levels Products with High Concern Levels The lists are alphabetical, so it’s pretty easy to find what you’re looking for. As you go through[…]

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Going Green in 2010 – A Few Simple Things With A Big Impact

New Year’s Day is the traditional time to turn over a new leaf. It’s that time when we decide to lose a little weight, go for that promotion at work, or make some investments that will pay off. This year, a lot of people will be putting more effort into going green. Getting your child a new toddler or crib mattress that has been certified by GREENGUARD is a good start, but there are many other things you can do for your children and your entire family. Here’s a brief list. Buy organic products. Everything from food to bed linens and carpets. In addition to protecting your family, organic food and organic products made in green facilities cause much less damage to the environment than other products. No pesticides for the food, and the potentially harmful chemicals used in other products and in the production process are significantly reduced if not completely eliminated.   Clean the air in your home[…]

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Cleaning Products for the Non-Toxic Nursery

Bacteria, or cleaning products with toxic chemicals? Hmmmm. Tough choice. But, really, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are many non-toxic cleaning products available in health food stores and even in supermarkets – although you do have to watch the labels carefully in the supermarket products – some say ‘organic’ or ‘natural’ but have simply had something organic or natural added to them, without eliminating the toxic ingredients. We don’t recommend specific products, there are far too many to keep track of, and we’re kind of busy making our wonderful organic crib mattresses, but here is an outline of what to look for to ensure you’re getting something safe. Courtesy of Debra Lynn Dadd, Queen of Green. “If a cleaning product contains a chemical that is hazardous, it must by law specify the hazard.” Look at your cleaning product labels and see if you find any of these words: Toxic/Highly Toxic: poisonous if you happen to drink it,[…]

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