A group of over 200 scientists recently published a consensus statement confirming the toxicity of triclosan and triclocarban, commonly used ingredients in liquid hand soaps and personal care products. The paper was published in the well respected peer reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives earlier this month. You may recognize triclosan and triclocarban, as they have been widely used […]
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If you haven’t heard about one of the scariest bills moving through Congress—the REINS Act—don’t worry, most people haven’t either. Despite the quiet nature of this bill’s progress, it has the potential to roll back some of the biggest, most important consumer safety laws we have at the federal level. And for me, this is […]
Have you ever seen “green” or “organic” signs posted in the window of a dry cleaner? Do you ever wonder what those words actually mean? Similar to the skin care industry, stores can throw around these terms as marketing copy without any real substantiation. Here’s a little information to help you find a safer dry […]
Toxic flea treatments are still allowed on U.S. market, despite evidence suggesting it harms the nervous system and is linked to cancer. Find out which products are safer and natural non-toxic flea remedies.
Food waste in the U.S. is a growing problem, with 40% of all edible food being wasted. Find simple solutions to cut down on your personal food waste.
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.
Last week I wrote about a major federal loophole that has allowed unsafe chemical additives into the food we eat each and every day. The “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) loophole, lets food companies use chemical additives on to the market and into our tummies. You can read more about the laughable “approval” process food companies […]