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Getting Toxic Chemicals Out of Your Life: Canned Foods

Today I was cleaning out my pantry, a job that I usually dread but became the impetus for this blog article.  I started wondering about packaging, specifically how my canned food is packaged.  I am familiar with the problem of Bisphenol A (BPA) in canned food and try to buy BPA-free cans but I also… Continue reading Getting Toxic Chemicals Out of Your Life: Canned Foods

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Getting Toxic Chemicals Out Of Your Life—Children’s Toys

Toddlers and infants are natural explorers and love to place objects in their mouths, especially when teething.  Manufacturers put chemicals in almost all products, sadly children’s toys are no exception.  You can research this issue until blue in the face and still uncover toys and chemicals to avoid.  After extensively looking into this issue my… Continue reading Getting Toxic Chemicals Out Of Your Life—Children’s Toys

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The Endocrine Disrupting Screening Program and Why We Need It

The Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) screens pesticides, chemicals, and environmental contaminants for their potential effect on estrogen, androgen and thyroid hormone systems. The EDSP is mandated to use validated methods for the screening and testing chemicals to identify potential endocrine disruptors, determine adverse effects, dose-response, assess risk and ultimately manage risk under current laws. These methods… Continue reading The Endocrine Disrupting Screening Program and Why We Need It

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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

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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