Archive | September, 2012
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Fergus’ Washable (Not Edible) Tissues

What could be more fun than pulling tissues out of a box? If Fergus could speak, he would say, “Eating them!” I don’t know how many times I pulled wads of paper out of his mouth before I wised up …

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Contact Senator Reid Today

Please help bring the Safe Chemicals Act to the Senate floor this fall. Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, a broad-based coalition working to fix the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, has made it easy for you to ask public health champion Senator Harry Reid to bring the bill to the floor. Click here to […]

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Sweet William wears a blueberry smoothie mustache.

Straw, Please!

Sweet William loves his blueberry breakfast smoothies as much as I hate cleaning them up. The mustache is cute, but there has to be a better way to do this. […]

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In the News

Is organic food just a marketing scheme aimed at affluent consumers? A Stanford study and the media’s coverage of it indicate as much. Here’s the NYT’s original coverage: Stanford Scientists Cast Doubt on Advantages of Organic Meat and Produce. Scientists “concluded that fruits and vegetables labeled organic were, on average, no more nutritious than their […]

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Fergus Walks With Woodpeckers

How did this happen so soon? See Fergus in action with his Plan Toys woodpecker walker.

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BPA in Infant Formula

Please sign here to join MomsRising in demanding that the FDA ban BPA from infant formula packaging. More than 200 scientific studies link BPA exposure to breast cancer, prostate cancer, birth defects, diabetes, obesity, and other health issues. Infants are at particular risk because their brains and organs are still developing. BPA leaches from packaging […]

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My fridge is full of GlassLock storage containers, reused baby food jars, and Pyrex.

Three Steps Toward a Plastic-Free Kitchen

Plastic isn’t a great material for storing, cooking, or serving food. Chemicals leach out of it into food, making their way into our bodies. Glass is a safer option, and it’s better for the environment, too. A total switch from plastic to glass probably feels overwhelming, so try a gradual approach, like I did. Here […]

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In the News

Early puberty? Girls exposed to household chemical menstruate earlier, CDC study finds. (Environmental Health News, 8/31/2012) Federal scientists found that girls exposed to high levels of dichlorobenzene, a solvent used in some mothballs and solid blocks of toilet bowl deodorizers and air fresheners, had their first period seven months earlier than girls with lower exposures. […]

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