Flame Retardants: A Health Risk to Fetuses, Infants & Children.


Despite being a carcinogen, the flame retardant Tris is still used in many other infant products, such as crib mattresses. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Despite being a carcinogen, the flame retardant Tris is still used in many other infant products, such as crib mattresses. Photo credit: Shutterstock

State and federal governments must institute new policies to protect the public from exposure to flame retardants.

~ Recent research report from Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI).

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Why Are There So Many Chemicals In My Body & How Did They Get There?


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Ever wonder about chemicals in your day-to-day life? I have. Continue reading

Microplastics from Clothing: Are They in Our Food Chain?


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From the BBC News article, Accumulating ‘microplastic’ threat to shores, by Mark Kinver.

Debris on shoreline (Image: AP)

Microscopic plastic debris from washing clothes is accumulating in the marine environment and could be entering the food chain, a study has warned.

Researchers traced the “microplastic” back to synthetic clothes, which released up to Continue reading

Your Voice Counts: Save The Delaware! {Video}


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The Delaware is the longest undammed river east of the Mississippi, flowing freely for 330 miles as it travels from New York state, through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Delaware’s 13,539 square mile watershed is only about four-tenths of one percent of the continental U.S. land area, but it supplies water to Continue reading

Your Voice Counts in 3 Clicks. (w/o 11.7.11)


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Three Key Action Items for the Week.

Starting this week, I will post 3-5 important action items you can take for people and planet. Your voice counts!

Photo by Grayce Pedulla Dillon via flickr.com

Pick one or all—each takes only a minute. I know there are many, many more but these struck a chord with me. Have a cause close to your heart? Feel free Continue reading

Can plastic chemicals make you fat?


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~ from Environmental Health News

The rates of obesity and overweight in adults and especially in children are on the rise, though some recent studies indicate that the rates may be at least leveling off among adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 34 percent of adults are obese and a further 34 percent are overweight. Twenty Continue reading

Keep off my lawn, chemicals!


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A patch of my non-conformist front lawn.

This is one time I say no to green.

Green, as in, the color. I mean, what’s wrong with the occasional splash of purple (my favorite color) or yellow?

And, if one has to treat their lawn with chemicals in order to maintain an “acceptable” Continue reading

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