Opinion Category

Jul. 10, 2013 The new Warrior Mom
By Dawn Canning, Warrior Mom & Safer Chemicals blogger Originially posted on Dawn's blog. I gave birth to two fabulous, healthy little girls in the... Read more...
Jul. 02, 2013 Notorious “banned” chemicals appear in products: TSCA’s secret loophole
By Lisa Rodenburg Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Regular readers of this blog are already outraged that... Read more...
Jun. 12, 2013 Premiere of Unacceptable Levels documentary
Join us for the premiere of Unacceptable Levels in Washington D.C. Thursday, June 20th! Our Campaign Director, Andy Igrejas, will be speaking on a panel... Read more...
Jun. 07, 2013 An Appreciation for Senator Frank Lautenberg
By Andy Igrejas, Campaign Director Senator Frank Lautenberg was buried today at Arlington cemetery, closing a week of mourning and remembrance worthy of his long... Read more...
Apr. 19, 2013 In just a week, major momentum is built for safer chemicals
By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director In just a matter of a week there have been significant advances on our quest to kick toxic chemicals to... Read more...
Apr. 12, 2013 Bloggers travel to retailers across the country
By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director You may have seen the buzz online about our newest campaign called Mind the Store. To be honest, I’m really... Read more...
Mar. 21, 2013 Traveling Without Toxic Chemicals
By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director If there is one thing my job requires, it is lots of travel. I find it to be one of... Read more...
Mar. 18, 2013 Are safer chemicals and a thriving economy at odds?
By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director Last week we tackled this very question at a Safer Chemicals Small Business Forum in Orlando, Florida. Shane Shirley-Smith, a... Read more...
Mar. 08, 2013 Raising our children to be volunteers
By Anne Brock, Tennessee mom, avid volunteer and Safer Chemicals Blogger This post was re-published with permission from FlourSackMama.com My husband and I are raising... Read more...
Mar. 07, 2013 Toxics Turn Up in Fresh Food
By Tony Iallonardo, Communications Director Phthalates are insidious chemicals that are seemingly turning up everywhere. Research increasingly shows they can interfere with the production or... Read more...
Mar. 04, 2013 Attacking asthma in our home
By Lindsey Carmichael, New Hampshire mom and author of the book and iPhone app titled Greening Your Family. Are any of you frustrated with the... Read more...
Feb. 26, 2013 Laws on toxic chemicals spur innovation
How the chemical industry's rebuttal falls flat By Baskut Tuncak, orginially posted on the Center for International Environmental Law website. What are the drivers of... Read more...
Feb. 20, 2013 Secret Scents
Uncovering hidden allergies from fragrances By Alexandra Scranton Director of Science and Research Women’s Voices for the Earth Okay…so I’m a geek. I love data.... Read more...
Feb. 15, 2013 Senator Lautenberg announces two year mission to pass toxics reform
By Tony Iallonardo, Communications Director People who thought New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg would quietly ease into retirement as he approaches the final two years... Read more...
Feb. 14, 2013 Would you like a side of arthritis with your pizza?
By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director (Photo credit: Marc Wathieu) Due to modern technology it’s amazing that the grease from our pizza doesn’t stain the passenger... Read more...
Feb. 13, 2013 War on cancer will be won with prevention
By Bill Couzens, Founder of Less Cancer As I walked the Gettysburg Battlefield, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; I am taken in by the sword wielding angel... Read more...
Feb. 11, 2013 Toxic Couture?
By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director Don’t we all like to feel fashionable from time to time? This week thousands have gathered in New York City... Read more...
Feb. 08, 2013 Toxic-free furniture on the horizon
Newly Proposed California Regulations Will Improve National Health and Fire Safety By Sarah Janssen, MD, PhD - Senior Scientist for the Natural Resources Defense Council... Read more...
Feb. 07, 2013 Leading pediatrician lends advice on toxic chemicals
Interview with Dr. Alan Greene, MD Dr. Alan Greene is a practicing pediatrician, founder of the award winning health and parenting site DrGreene.com, author of... Read more...
Feb. 04, 2013 Baby (S)cents
Would you use perfume on your baby? Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director We all love the smell of babies, but at what cost? It was just... Read more...
Jan. 30, 2013 A mother's call for cancer prevention
You may remember Vince Capaldi, the brave 21-year-old man who fought cancer and won. He shared his story as part of our cancer prevention series... Read more...
Jan. 24, 2013 States are taking the lead
26 States to Consider Toxic Chemicals Legislation in 2013 The following post was originally published at Safer States. By Sarah Doll, National Director for Safer... Read more...
Jan. 17, 2013 Ants go marching one-by-one
By Lindsay Dahl One of my personal heroes is E.O. Wilson, a well-respected biologist, author and researcher. He has spent a good part of his... Read more...
Jan. 10, 2013 Why I'll miss Lisa Jackson (and you should too)
By Andy Igrejas, Campaign Director As you may have heard, Lisa Jackson has announced that she is stepping down as Administrator of the Environmental Protection... Read more...
Jan. 07, 2013 Exploring cool facts and fuzzy science
By Anne Brock, mother and blogger at Flour Sack Mama I could hardly tear my oldest daughter away from the solar system exhibit when we... Read more...
Dec. 19, 2012 Fool me once, shame on you
Chemical industry sponsors website trying to calm worried parents By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director It’s really pretty gross. And transparent. A new website was launched... Read more...
Dec. 19, 2012 My quest to advance international pollution standards
By Pam Miller, Executive Director of Alaska Community Action on Toxics What do Geneva, Alaska and a small town in Ohio have in common? These... Read more...
Dec. 11, 2012 How do retailers rank on chemicals in personal care products?
Who's Naughty and Who's Nice? Cindy Luppi, Clean Water Action and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics It’s December 11th - just a few weeks before... Read more...
Dec. 10, 2012 Will Women Senators Stand Up for Moms?
Passing the Safe Chemicals Act: Time to Woman Up By Maureen Swanson, Learning Disabilities Association of America Come January, for the first time in our... Read more...
Dec. 07, 2012 Non-Toxic Shopping Guide
By Lindsay Dahl It’s that time of year again, can you believe it’s already December? For some people the holidays are the best time of... Read more...