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Apr. 17, 2014 Walgreens customers raise concerns about toxic chemicals
By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director It feels good to be apart of something big. And that is exactly what happened yesterday as people like you... Read more...
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. 02, 2014 5 Tips for Keeping Your New Baby Healthy at School! (Or Daycare)
By Jennifer Hankey, President and CEO, Organic Baby University, Whole Pregnancy & Healthy Green Schools When you have a baby on the way, thinking about... 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. 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. 20, 2014 Cancer is Not a Sound Bite
By Lee Anderson, Senior Legislative Advocate, Blue Green Alliance Every year, millions of U.S. workers are exposed to substances which animal studies and human tragedies... 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. 11, 2014 Opposition for Chemicals in Commerce Act grows
By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director Just last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced a discussion draft called the Chemicals in Commerce Act, in... Read more...
Mar. 07, 2014 Green Clothes on the Red Carpet: Will the trend take off?
By Alesia Lucas, Campaign Associate The Oscars have come and gone. The awards have been given and the losers are coming to terms with their... Read more...
Mar. 07, 2014 A Less Toxic Spring Break With the Jersey Shore
By Alesia Lucas, Camapaign Associate The cold is here, but spring is less than 15 days away! It may still be winter, but we here... 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. 25, 2014 Getting to the root of toxic "ethnic" hair care products
By Alesia Lucas, Campaign Associate We know the issue of hair is a charged conversation for many African American women like myself. Most of the... Read more...
Feb. 24, 2014 New study finds PCBs in the color yellow
By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director A new study from Rutgers University found that PCBs, a notoriously toxic chemical, banned in the 1970s, are ending up... Read more...
Feb. 20, 2014 Cancer and Toxic Chemicals: What’s the Link?
By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director Unfortunately, cancer is a disease that we are all connected to in some way. Many of us have faced cancer... 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...
Jan. 29, 2014 A Road Salt Rundown
By Alesia Lucas, Campaign Assistant As we wrap up one of the coldest months on record, we want to give you some information on road... 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. 22, 2014 Bees and Our Brain- What do they have in common?
By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director Bees have been capturing the nation’s attention, and rightfully so. They are one of the biggest pollinators and therefore are... 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. 16, 2014 New study finds regulations reduce levels of chemicals in our bodies
By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director It was back in 2008 when I was sitting in a café, not to far from the Minnesota state capitol... Read more...
Jan. 15, 2014 Beauty isn't always toxic
By Alesia Lucas, Campaign Associate First lipstick, then nail polish and now, hair dye; what is a girl to do when it comes to avoiding... 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. 08, 2014 A primer on unregulated toxic chemicals (as told through gifs)
Guess what... toxic chemicals are virtually unregulated in the United States. As a result they are ending up in our consumer products, drinking water, communities,... 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. 20, 2013 Planning a Less-Toxic New Years Party
By, Alesia Lucas, Campaign Associate (photo credit: Nanagyei via photopin cc) Thinking about what to do New Year’s Eve? 2014 is right around the corner... Read more...
Dec. 19, 2013 We are the Stroller Brigade
By Angelique Chaverri, M.S.Ed., IMAP/IMC -- Mother, educator, Stroller Brigade participant from Missouri On Tuesday, October 29 of this year, I was blessed to join... Read more...