Which government agencies oversee environmental health protections in this country? Mom Detective digs into the EPA, FDA, and others.
Our Mom Detective put together 10 tips to help busy moms and dads choose the healthiest products for their family.
Just because a product looks beautiful and safe, doesn’t mean that it is. Learn ways to avoid getting greenwashed and how to become label savvy.
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.
Find out how environmental toxins influence a woman’s risk for breast cancer throughout her life.