Stefano Gabbana announced via Instagram that Dolce & Gabbana will release a perfume “per i bambini” — for babies. I think I just heard you say, “Ewwww! Seriously?” Let’s skip past the discussion of why anyone would mask her baby’s delicious, natural smell. Instead, let’s review why perfumes and scented products are bad for babies. […]
Do Coal Plants Really Kill People? Why Romney was right. (Slate, 11/19/12) “Coal-burning is bad, bad, bad for your health—and looking ahead, the best we can hope for is that it will get marginally better.” Making sense of arsenic and rice concerns (Boston Globe, 11/5/12) A pediatrician decides to tell parents in her practice to […]
BPA From Cans Messes With Your Ovaries (Mother Jones, 9/27/12) New evidence that BPA can disrupt women’s reproductive systems, causing chromosome damage, miscarriages, and birth defects. New triggers found for weight gain (Chicago Tribune, 9/30/12) A burgeoning area of research suggests that air pollution, sleep deprivation, and other factors might lead humans to gain weight. […]
I’ve just gathered all our household cleaners and looked them up on EWG’s 2012 Guide to Healthy Cleaning. Before I reveal what I found, a bit of background on the guide. EWG reviewed more than 2,000 products and gave them grades of A though F, using algorithms to account for hazardous ingredients, possible contaminants, toxic […]
Common plasticizer linked to childhood skin problem (Environmental Health News, 9/12/12). A study shows that children with higher prenatal exposures to the phthalate BBzP are at greater risk of developing eczema before age 2. Study links phthalates to asthma (Plastics News, 9/7/12). The Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health in NYC found that children between […]
The American Lung Association has a fantastic app for the iPhone or Android that tells you the quality of the air anywhere in the United States. It’s called State of the Air and you can download it here.
I was diagnosed with asthma when I was a toddler. I wish that made me unique, but 20 million Americans have asthma. Asthma has a genetic component and an environmental component. Like other children with one asthmatic parent, Sweet William and Darling Fergus have 1 in 3 chance of developing it. An environmental exposure might […]
Moms Rising, Mocha Moms, and Moms Clean Air Force are hosting an Internet radio discussion with Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, about air quality and asthma. Click here to register a question or comment for Lisa Jackson. Click here to learn how to tune in. INTERNET RADIO PROGRAM: Mom to Mom – […]