Category Archives: non-toxic home

Toxic Leather Sofas made in China Cause Severe Burns and Other Health Problems

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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Michael Pollan on The Precautionary Principle Regarding Toxic Chemicals

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

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Don’t Be Duped: Safer Chemicals, Healthy Family Advises

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

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FAIL! Neurotoxins, Our Brains and the Limitations of Scientific Testing

Below are 3 detailed reports on neurotoxic chemicals and their effects on our bodies. I’d argue that in light of the fact that we are polluted, the system as it is has failed us. I mean, the contributing products are … Continue reading

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Lead and Cadmium in Jewelry and Handbags, Enough is Enough! Here is a Kick in the Pants if You Still Need One

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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Dr. Bronner’s Activism Campaign Against Fake Organic Brands

Whew! Why is it so hard for us to believe? It is very disappointing to hear about so much greenwashing going on. Consumers, we have to be on our toes! Dr. Bronner’s press release: Top-selling natural soap brand Dr. Bronner’s … Continue reading

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TOXNET – US National Library of Medicine’s Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. Visit Toxnet

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