When her 9-year-old son became ill early in the school year, Trisha Dello Iacono discovered a connection between the rubber-like synthetic flooring in his school’s all-purpose room. The chemical in the flooring is phenylmercuric acetate, which releases mercury vapors into the air.
Find out if your child’s school has hazardous mercury rubber-like flooring and learn what you can do about it.
Learn about toxic dry cleaning chemicals and find out how you can reduce or avoid exposure to them, on your clothes and in your home.
Learn about the Cora Ball, an innovative solution to microfiber pollution–which is polluting our planet’s waterways and placing marine life at risk.
Learn about the dangers of allowing your children to use commercial face paint as part of their Halloween costumes, and what you can do to reduce risks.
Read about the use of humidifiers to help combat cold, dry winter air and decrease winter related dry air physical conditions.
Find out how environmental toxins influence a woman’s risk for breast cancer throughout her life.
Learn about the health dangers of breathing asbestos and learn what’s being done about asbestos in schools.
Read tips from Moms Clean Air Force on finding non-toxic flooring for your home.
Learn why you should avoid products that contain plastic microbeads and find out how they pollute water and wildlife.
Read about the downside to wrinkle-free sheets, formaldehyde, which is included in the chemical process to keep them from wrinkling.
Hear from Mom Detective on positive developments when it comes to toxics in couches, flooring and on the playground.