Posts filed under ‘Health Hazards’

Is Your Home Free of Hazardous Pods?

Did you know? Since 2012 there have been 32,000 calls to Poison Control from children ingesting laundry detergent? Most commonly from the pod like packages! #DitchTheDetergents

Continue Reading July 21, 2015 at 1:06 pm 3 comments

Neutrogena is Polluting Our Oceans with Millions of Plastic Pellets

Microbeads are being dumped into our oceans in huge quantities: Neutrogena’s “Deep Clean” facial cleanser contains over 350,000 microbeads in each tube alone.

Continue Reading June 5, 2014 at 7:18 pm Leave a comment

Popular ‘green’ products test positive for toxicant

New tests of 100 “natural” and “organic” soaps, shampoos and other consumer products show that nearly half of them contained a cancer-causing chemical that is a byproduct of petrochemicals used in manufacturing.

Continue Reading September 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm 3 comments

EWG Releases a ‘Hall of Shame’ Household Cleaner Report

Finally–toxic cleaners exposed! EWG will soon launch a website tool that will allow people to search and find out just how toxic their cleaners are. Check out their sneak peak report!

Continue Reading April 30, 2012 at 9:57 pm 2 comments

Optical Brighteners – The Illusion of Whiter

Are your white clothes really whiter after you wash them? Most laundry detergents contain optical brighteners, which are chemicals that trick your sensory perception.

Continue Reading February 27, 2012 at 9:29 pm 2 comments

The Dirty Dozen Chemicals in Cosmetics

Beauty is only skin deep, but the products we use to attain it contain chemicals that may penetrate far deeper. The average adult uses nine personal care products a day, with roughly 120 chemicals spread among them, many of which are incompletely tested for toxicity.

Continue Reading January 27, 2012 at 2:09 am Leave a comment

10 Tips for a Healthier, Toxin-Free Home

Start 2012 right with a toxin-free home – check out this list of simple things you can do to maintain an eco-healthy home.

Continue Reading January 3, 2012 at 3:35 am 4 comments

Toxic Chemicals in the Home News Clip from Boston ABC

ABC channel 5 in Boston does a story on toxic chemicals in the home. It starts with Safer Chemicals campaign team member showing the news anchor danger in her home and ends with expert advice on ways to avoid some of these dangerous chemicals.

Continue Reading December 6, 2011 at 2:47 am Leave a comment

Toxic Levels of Arsenic Found in Popular Juice Brands

Popular brand apple and grape juices that you and your kids are drinking may have arsenic at levels high enough to increase their risk of cancer and other chronic illnesses.

Continue Reading December 1, 2011 at 3:00 am 1 comment

Why are Children more Susceptible to Toxins?

Dr. Wentz, author of The Healthy Home explains the several factors that make children more vulnerable to toxic substances in air, water, food, and other sources as well as expose them to more toxins than adults.

Continue Reading November 22, 2011 at 1:37 am Leave a comment

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