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Getting Toxic Chemicals Out Of Your Life—Laundry Detergent

Our new series entitled Getting Toxic Chemicals Out of Your Life–will highlight everyday which contain toxic chemicals.  The idea is to provide readers information on the toxic chemicals and product alternatives that perform just as well but without the toxic substances.  This post looks at laundry detergents, they are NOT all equal and many contain… Continue reading Getting Toxic Chemicals Out Of Your Life—Laundry Detergent

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Know What Is In Your Sunscreen–Avoid Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

We are a pasty pale family.  We pack the sunscreen but recently started looking at what exactly is in our sunscreens.  According to the Environmental Working Group, active ingredients in sunscreens come in two forms, mineral and chemical filters. Each uses a different mechanism for protecting skin and maintaining stability in sunlight. The most common… Continue reading Know What Is In Your Sunscreen–Avoid Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

families against chemical toxins · health · lead in water

Study Shows That Lead Exposure At Young Age Leads To Decline In Socioeconomic Status

We know that children that are exposed to lead suffer from lower IQ and decreased cognitive ability.   A recent study found that children who experienced higher lead exposures saw their intellectual ability decline from their baseline starting point as time wore on—meaning that the lead exposure continued to have a negative effect on a person’s… Continue reading Study Shows That Lead Exposure At Young Age Leads To Decline In Socioeconomic Status

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FACTS And MYTHS: Understanding Building Dates Are Crucial To Addressing Lead In School Drinking Water

A recent article, “San Diego Schools What We Know and Don’t Know” details problems with lead in school drinking water in San Diego, CA school districts and states that “The water supply is not the problem.  Plumbing at facilities is.”  I recently wrote a postdiscussing San Diego’s testing and reporting methods, focusing on how schools are… Continue reading FACTS And MYTHS: Understanding Building Dates Are Crucial To Addressing Lead In School Drinking Water

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The Recipe Space: Powerful Oatmeal!

My son is now 13 months old and into EVERYTHING!  He is receiving most of his nutrients from solid foods and some days its hard to keep up with his appetite.  Breakfast is an easy meal to prepare as we all eat the same food, old-fashioned Quaker Oats!  We introduced infant oatmeal to our son… Continue reading The Recipe Space: Powerful Oatmeal!

environment · families against chemical toxins · lead in water · toxic chemicals

FACTS And MYTHS: Misinformation On Lead Testing In San Diego Schools

Where do you live?  Do your children attend a public school in a state that requires testing for lead in drinking water?  If the school is testing, how are the results reported?  What does the school do with the results? FACT has demonstrated that lead in drinking water is a nationwide problem effecting communities in… Continue reading FACTS And MYTHS: Misinformation On Lead Testing In San Diego Schools

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Toxic Chemicals are Stagnating Human Production

Are you pro-grandchildren?  If you are, the proliferation of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) polluting our bodies should be alarming because our ability to reproduce may be at stake.  As documented in prior blog posts EDCs disrupt the normal functioning of our endocrine system and lead to a host of maladies from birth defects to cancer. … Continue reading Toxic Chemicals are Stagnating Human Production