Are polyester and polypropylene rugs a safe choice for families? Our Mom Detective weighs in on indoor air pollution, microplastics, and alternatives.
Articles by Amy Ziff
In response to a New York Times article, our Mom Detective writes why she was disappointed in the biased reporting about microplastics.
Paper wrapping is often made from nonrecyclable materials, including plastics. Here are the basics of eco-friendly gift wrapping.
Mom Detective answers a question from a member in California: “I like to use those dishwasher pods in the disposable clear packs, but I want to make sure they break down in the environment. Do they?”
Mom Detective answers a question from a member in Louisiana: What bug spray ingredients are safe, and which should be avoided, especially for kids?
Mom Detective answers a question from a member in Georgia: “What is the safest sunscreen?”
MOM DETECTIVE answers two questions from a member in Michigan: “Is it possible to have microplastics in your sweat?” and “Can a person consume too many microplastics?”
MOM DETECTIVE answers a question from a member in Maine: “What is currently being done at the federal and state level to outlaw PFAS (forever chemicals)?”
From head to toe, your winter gear may be covered with PFAS “forever” chemicals.
A new study found that babies had over 10 times the amount of microplastics particles in their feces compared to adults.
A new report identified over 10,000 chemicals in the manufacturing and production of plastics. The report, with its worrying long list of chemicals, gives us a glimpse at the problem, and a place to begin to find solutions.
A recent study found that nearly half of cosmetic products tested contained toxic “forever chemicals” – per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS).