A Michigan mom asks EPA to protect her family and community from PFAS “forever chemicals.”
A PFAS expert tells us how parents can protect their kids from PFAS, aka “forever chemicals,” especially as they head back to school.
Researchers at Harvard found that natural gas used in home stoves contains “at least 21 hazardous air pollutants that may impact air quality and health.” These pollutants include: dangerous levels of benzene and toluene.
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?”
Plastics are everywhere, and the industry that makes them is booming. The ubiquity of plastics and other petrochemicals comes at a steep cost to our health, especially for those living near production and processing facilities. Learn more about petrochemicals and our health, and how you can take action in our new fact sheet, “Petrochemical Pollution and Our Health.”
EPA recently found that even minuscule levels of exposure over a person’s lifetime can compromise a woman’s immune and cardiovascular systems. And PFAS exposure in the womb can have adverse health effects to mother and baby.
Mom Detective answers a question from a member in Louisiana: What bug spray ingredients are safe, and which should be avoided, especially for kids?
Replacing grass with native plants creates a healthier environment for your family, community, and the planet.
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?”
New research casts doubts about the health safety of synthetic turf.
Exposure in the womb to BPA, a toxic chemical frequently found in food cans, reusable bottles, toys, and cash register receipts, may increase the risk of asthma in school-age girls.