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Apr. 16, 2014 Health Advocates Descend On Walgreens Stores Nationwide
By Mike Schade, Mind the Store Campaign Director Today concerned parents and health advocates coast to coast are gathering outside nearly 50 Walgreens stores to... Read more...
Apr. 09, 2014 30% increase in Autism rates brings greater urgency to toxic chemical reform
By Annie Acosta, Director of Fiscal and Family Support Policy -- The Arc (The Nation's largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with... Read more...
Apr. 04, 2014 Careful shopper or not, your body may still be polluted with toxic chemicals
by Paige Holmes, mother of two from Lisbon, Maine I’m a label reader. Every trip to the store involves a careful assessment of what’s coming... Read more...
Apr. 01, 2014 You can't fool us Walgreens
By Mike Schade, Mind the Store Campaign Director It’s April Fools’ Day, and this is no joke - while other big retailers like Target and... Read more...
Mar. 28, 2014 Alarming New Autism Levels Announced
By Tony Iallonardo, Communications Director One in 68 U.S. children is on the autism spectrum, a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago,... Read more...
Mar. 27, 2014 National movement fueled by powerful documentary
By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director I was reminded last night what a powerful and urgent issue we work on. This is a picture of over... Read more...
Mar. 26, 2014 Fire fighters and public health leaders sound alarm on toxic chemicals
By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director When I think of the work fire fighters do every single day, I am humbled. I think of the times... Read more...
Mar. 25, 2014 Who Put Toxics in My Shopping Cart?
By Randi Abrams-Caras, Washington Toxics Coalition You make your shopping list. Maybe you’re expecting a new baby, so you’ll need a carseat for sure. Kids... Read more...
Mar. 19, 2014 March Badness - How toxic is your university fan gear?
By Rebecca Meuninck, Ecology Center It’s March and if you live in a college town like I do, that means one thing… MARCH MADNESS!!! This... Read more...
Mar. 13, 2014 We're Giving Toxic Chemcials The Boot!
We’re teaming up with the Toxic Hot Seat team again to protect firefighters and our future! As you may know, toxic flame retardant chemicals were... Read more...
Mar. 05, 2014 State protections from toxic chemicals could be rolled back
By Sarah Doll, Safer States Well, the chemical industry interests are reaching deep into their bag of tricks with the draft “Chemicals In Commerce Act”... Read more...
Feb. 28, 2014 Walmart Tackling Toxic Chemicals- Will their Suppliers Listen?
By Mike Schade, Mind The Store Campaign Director Yesterday, Walmart announced a major update to their corporate chemicals policy with the release of their new... Read more...
Feb. 28, 2014 Health leaders respond to Chemicals in Commerce Act
This morning Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families will host a press call with health leaders to weigh in on the recently introduced Chemicals in Commerce Act.... Read more...
Feb. 17, 2014 Presidential leadership on toxic chemicals
By Alesia Lucas, Campaign Associate and Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director In honor of President’s Day, we decided to take a look back at where our... Read more...
Feb. 10, 2014 Get Off Our Turf, Toxic Chemicals
By Joan Spoerl, Ohio Educator and Stroller Brigade participant Over the last two decades, I've worked as an early childhood educator and as a volunteer... Read more...
Feb. 05, 2014 Not So Minnesota Nice, Best Buy
By Deanna White Co-Director, Healthy Legacy Coalition Minnesotans are known for our courtesy and helpfulness, you know… “Minnesota nice”? It’s a mandatory part of living... Read more...
Jan. 31, 2014 Stop “Fast Track”
By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director The words “Fast Track” keep appearing on my computer screen. Facebook, Twitter, news stories. I assumed at first it was... Read more...
Jan. 27, 2014 Is your state taking action on toxic chemicals?
By Sarah Doll, National Director of Safer States Thank goodness for the states. This year, at least 33 states—more than half the nation—will stand up... Read more...
Jan. 24, 2014 Bringing Real Reform to Twitter and the Nation
Last night our twitter chat with Leah Segedie of Bookieboo LLC. and owner of Mamavation.com was a success as we discussed the need for real... Read more...
Jan. 20, 2014 Energizing the Toxic Chemicals Fight for MLK
By Alesia Lucas, Campaign Associate This past August we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech. The March on Washington acted... Read more...
Jan. 09, 2014 My Best Feelings are Natural – Not Synthetic
By Paige Wolf, Author, Mother & Safer Chemicals blogger You may have seen the latest campaign from Glade air fresheners – “inspired by the best... Read more...
Jan. 07, 2014 Step forward on flame retardants, several left to go
The horizon looks a little more bright when it comes to furniture free of flame-retardants due to a new California standard. Rest assured, our work is still cut out for us on this issue, the buck doesn’t stop here. Read more...
Dec. 30, 2013 Our work together in 2013
This past year has been both amazing and incredibly hard. We've had a rollercoaster of a year filled with land mines and successes, but we’re... Read more...
Dec. 17, 2013 UNSAFE: The truth behind everyday chemicals
Watch this video This is one of the best 20 minute overviews of the issues we work on and features many of our coalition partners.... Read more...
Dec. 09, 2013 Calling Congress seems old school, but it works
By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director Picking up the phone to call your Senators is still one of the most effective ways to break through Congressional... Read more...
Dec. 05, 2013 New Report Finds Chemical Hazards in Holiday Garland
You ready to hang decorations, host parties, and exchange gifts? You may want to wait before you deck your halls with beaded garland. Our friends at Healthy Stuff in Ann Arbor recently conducted tests on beads commonly used as Christmas garland and Mardi Gras beads. “We estimate that a single year’s inventory of Mardi Gras beads may contain up to 900,000 pounds of hazardous flame retardants and 10,000 pounds of lead,” said Jeff Gearhart, the Ecology Center’s principle researcher. Read more...
Dec. 04, 2013 Tips for a less toxic school
By Alesia Lucas, Campaign Associate Are looking to take action to decrease chemical exposures in your child's school? You may have already switched to non-toxic... Read more...
Dec. 03, 2013 National Day of Action for safer chemicals, Dec 9th
By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director Just a month ago we held our Stroller Brigade on Capitol Hill. Hundreds of participants, hundreds of news stories, and... Read more...
Nov. 27, 2013 The Stroller Brigade gave us a voice
By Jeannine and Hana Sato I’ve been a member of MomsRising North Carolina since 2008. Toxic reform is one of our top issues, but I... Read more...
Nov. 26, 2013 Grateful for your help in the safer chemicals movement
We’ve had an incredible year so far, and wanted to capture just a few of the highlights to say thank you. Read more...