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How to Reduce Chemicals from Your Life

By Fredrica Syren: Unfortunately, many items at home, as well as products we buy, contain harmful chemicals. The problem is a lack of restrictions to prevent manufacturers from using chemicals in their products. It is impossible to protect against all harmful chemicals. But it is possible to avoid several of …

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The Hefty Price of Plastic

By Fredrica Syren: Until now, research on the impact of plastic on our health has focused solely on specific parts of the plastic lifecycle, often on single products, processes, or exposure pathways. Now a new research report by Center for International Environmental Law(CIEL), Earthworks,Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives(GAIA), Healthy Babies …

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Pediatricians Warn Against Chemicals in Plastic Containers

By Fredrica Syren: The American Academy of Pediatrics is fighting for stronger federal food safety requirements that will warn families about the risk of exposure to harmful chemicals from microwaving and from cleaning plastic containers in dishwashers. They are pointing towards growing evidence against chemicals in food colorings, preservatives and …

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How to Make Sure Your Child Breathes Healthy Classroom Air

By Fredrica Syren: How sure are you that your child’s classroom is filled with education, not harmful chemicals or dust? As a parent, it’s so important to be your children’s advocate and to make sure their schools, especially the classrooms, do not contain anything that may pose a health risk. …

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Pushing Back on America’s Dangerous War on Germs

By Kim Robson: Why don’t kids get to play in the dirt anymore? Who remembers making mud pies? In this age of hand sanitizing gel everywhere and anti-microbial everything, we seem to be sicker than ever. Want healthier, happierkids with robust immune systems? Let them play in the dirt! Good, …

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Fight to Keep Mercury and Toxic Air Standards

By Fredrica Syren: It’s a new year and new fights for a healthy planet, beginning with a major one, are on the horizon. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler, has announced that the EPA will start to relax the rules for mercury and air toxins standards. …

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Sleeping Dangers to Your Lungs

By Kim Robson: One of the most important aspects to maintaining good health is to get plenty of sleep. A good night’s sleep is critical for people of all ages to rejuvenate the mind and body. Sleep deprivation not only inhibits productivity and the ability to remember and store information, but …

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The Dirty Chemicals Lurking in Toothpaste

By Fredrica Syren: Once deciding to avoid chemicals, we usually think about household cleaners, body products and children’s toys; but few ever pay attention to the chemicals we put into our mouths when we brush our teeth. I already talked about why you should trade your plastic tooth brush for …

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Toxic Chemicals in Fabric Softener

By Kim Robson: I’m one of those people who never uses fabric softener, either in liquid or dryer sheet form. I grew up in a house equipped with a water softening system, and I guess we just never needed it. When I struck out on my own, it just never …

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Roundup Found in Children’s Breakfast Cereals

By Kim Robson: If you’ve been reading Green Mom articles for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that we are not fans of Big Agribusiness giant Monsanto and their signature product, Roundup weed killer. Recently, a cancer patient who’d used Roundup extensively in his job as a groundskeeper won …

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