I have to admit, this blog post is a little hard to write. I’ve been working on environmental health issues since 2006 and so as you might expect, I’ve been making good choices about which products I use, avoiding known toxic chemicals where possible. So when I signed up for Silent Spring Institute’s biomonitoring study, I […]
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Nail polish falls in my “guilty pleasure” category, along side burgers and zip lock baggies. I go in spurts and fits of painting my nails, since it’s fun, expressive and manicures look good! But…as many people know, nail polish can be very toxic. Thankfully there are several brands that make safer (note I’m not saying non-toxic), beautiful […]
When I’m hobbling together dinner, the last thing that’s on my mind is the toxicity food packaging. I’m focused on getting enough vegetables, avoiding processed sugar and food additives. I think most people feel the same way. It’s hard enough to eat healthy food, and now we have to think about toxic chemicals that may be […]
Cleaning up your home from toxic chemicals in consumer products can feel daunting. I’ve outlined 13 simple steps to help you avoid toxic chemicals in your home (where possible). We need a combination of government leadership and savvy consumer choices to drastically change the market.
A new report from NRDC highlights which furniture retailers have started to move away from toxic flame retardants. While progress has thus far been slow, more momentum for market and policy changes are on the horizon.
I break down the skinny on toxic chemical in conventional laundry detergents, dry cleaning and safer alternatives. Including a DIY non-toxic laundry detergent!
I’m 32, and for many women my age we’re thinking about having kids or are in the middle of raising a family. The unfortunate reality is that our fish today are polluted with various heavy metals from everyday consumer products, mining and manufacturing pollution. Most women know to stay away from tuna during pregnancy, but […]