Archive | September, 2011

Headlines: Kids’ Soup Cans Contain BPA Toxins

A study of six popular name-brand products that are marketed to kids “adds to accumulating evidence that the hormone-interfering chemical is widespread in our food supply and in the bodies of most Americans, including children.” Read more at Discovery News, 9/21/11. Related: Preschoolers Exposed to BPA Through Food (Discovery News, 6/9/11).

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A Corporation Responds to Consumer Demands

I sent an email to General Mills expressing my frustration that the company continues to sell food in cans lined with BPA. I received this response. General Mills uses can coatings that fully comply with all applicable global requirements for safe use in food contact materials. But we know that some consumers would like us […]

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Strolling With Two

I see a double stroller in my future. I’m in no rush to push two babies through the slushy streets of New York City this winter, but I’ve started a list of strollers to check out in the spring. I’m intrigued by the “stadium seating” design of Kinderwagon. It allows both kids to see what’s […]

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Sleeping Soundly

New babies are expensive! Selecting safe products while sticking to a budget is a serious challenge. Smaller items can be more manageable (glass bottles are actually cheaper than plastic), but if you are able to splurge on just one big ticket item, make it a healthy crib mattress. Mattresses off-gas, putting chemicals directly into the […]

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Meet Boris

Sweet William and I have emerged from yet another surprisingly complicated safe toy search. We are happy to introduce you to Boris.     I thought William would benefit from having his own baby doll in advance of his younger sibling’s arrival. I looked high and low for a realistic, molded doll but didn’t find […]

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Headlines: Perc remains in dry-cleaned clothes

A Virginia high school student’s science project, supervised by a Georgetown University lab and published in a peer-reviewed journal, revealed that perchloroethylene (perc) stays in fabric and that levels increase with repeat dry cleaning. It’s something to think about when baby buries her face in your sweater. Read the Washington Post article here. Perc is […]

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