It’s “Plastic-free July” – a global movement to raise awareness and help abolish single-use plastic. But consumption of single-use plastic has grown over 100% since Covid began. Our Mom Detective asks, “Does it make sense to try and curb my plastic consumption this year?”
This “Healthy Pregnancy Guide” is filled with tools, tips, information, and product recommendations for healthier solutions – based in hard science and research – on the ways to cultivate healthy practices and a healthy pregnancy.
PFAS “forever chemicals are used to make non-stick cookware, to coat paper and cardboard, treated to make furniture and carpets stain-resistant and clothes stain repellent, and used in cosmetics and personal care products. And, PFAS chemicals contaminate public drinking water.
Shopping for safe children’s furniture can be confusing. Here are tips on how to find the safest, healthiest furniture for your family.
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.
Dental floss can be coated with some of the most persistent toxic chemicals, and this is particularly concerning with floss, because what you put in your mouth has direct access to your body and bloodstream. The good news is that there are safer floss options out there.
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 how synthetic fleece clothing sheds plastic microfibers that harm waterways and aquatic life and how you can help reduce the problem.
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.