The cause was discovered to be a highly sensitizing fungicidal chemical called dimethyl fumarate (DMF). Inserted as solid sachets to inhibit mold growth, the chemical off-gassed in people’s homes, causing severe burns and illness. Reports came from the UK and … Continue reading
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Over the years, I’ve come to understand there is a name for a new way of thinking about toxic chemicals and policy. It’s The Precautionary Principle. I’ve pointed out the failings of our current “dose makes the poison” and “risk … Continue reading
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families posted this helpful article. http://www.saferchemicals.org/dont-be-duped/index.html (Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families is a coalition of diverse groups united by their common concern about toxic chemicals in our homes, places of work, and products we use every day.) In … Continue reading
What’s Amiss with our Children: by Guest Blogger, Alice Shabecoff As we watched each of our five grandchildren and their friends enter this world and begin their life’s journey, it became more and more clear that something is amiss with … Continue reading
They’ve been asked many of the questions we all want to know. From the article: We recently had the opportunity to speak with two EDF scientists in this field: Richard Denison, EDF’s Senior Scientist specializing in policy, hazard and risk … Continue reading
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Two more reports have come out recently showing high levels of toxic heavy metals in children’s jewelry and handbags. What are you doing about it? Manufacturers have been barred from using lead in some children’s products. So what did they … Continue reading
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Women’s Voices for the Earth (a great organization with lots of resources on their website) has published a report “Disinfectant Overkill” about what disinfectants are linked to health problems. In it, they explain why hospital cleanliness standards for the average … Continue reading
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