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In the News

Do soaps with triclosan do more harm than good? (Chicago Tribune, 2/10/13) Laboratory studies show that triclosan, a common anti-bacterial ingredient in soap, disrupts hormones, interferes with muscle function, and promotes the growth of stronger bacteria. Plus, it’s “building up in the environment to the possible peril of wildlife.” Related: How to properly wash your […]

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Dolce & Gabbana, for babies.

What’s That Smell?

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. […]

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Under the Sink, Part II: EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning

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 […]

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In the News

Big Chem, Big Harm? (NYT, 8/26/2102) Nicholas Kristof writes that the big chemical companies have blocked any serious regulation of endocrine disruptors. He continues, Like a lot of Americans, I used to be skeptical of risks from chemicals like endocrine disruptors that are all around us. What could be safer than canned food? I figured […]

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In the News

You’re probably not surprised that I’m a news junkie when it comes to chemicals, the environment, and children’s health. Here are some recent articles of interest. Lead found in many purses, bags and wallets (San Francisco Chronicle, July 11) BPA makes fish court other species (New Scientist, July 11) […]

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Kristof On Endocrine Disruptors

I hope everyone had a chance to read “How Chemicals Affect Us” by Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times last week. Kristof writes about the government’s total failure to regulate endocrine disruptors, despite growing evidence that exposure to these chemicals causes breast cancer, infertility, low sperm counts, genital deformities, early menstruation, diabetes, and obesity. […]

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Sweet William is not excited about brushing his teeth, but we’ve been working harder at it lately, especially after that dismal report in the New York Times about toddlers with huge numbers of cavities. I bought William children’s toothpaste, of course, because it is free of fluoride and safer when he swallows it. I must […]

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