A congressional subcommittee investigation found “significant levels” of toxic heavy metals—lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury—in baby food. Here’s what you need to know, and what a parents can do about it.
35% of ocean plastic pollution comes from the plastic fibers we wear and wash. Starting with the laundry, our Mom Detective shares ways to reduce plastic pollution in our homes.
President-elect Biden can not only to repair the damage done by the Trump administration on protecting families from toxic chemicals, the new administration can use the law proactively to ensure that everyone in the country is better protected from hazardous chemicals — with attention to those whose health is most at risk and to communities where exposures are greatest.
A scientist experiences the devastating effects of climate change on his home and family, and shares his personal account and an important message for all of us.
Due to Covid-19, our exercise workouts have changed. Does home exercise equipment contain toxic chemicals that may harm health?
President Trump nominated Nancy Beck, a former chemical industry lobbyist, to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission. She has shown time and time again that she will work to protect polluting industry, not families. Beck’s the opposite of what our children need.
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.
“We all deserve to breathe air that is safe regardless of the color of our skin or our zip code. It is time for Wheeler to do his job and protect us, not polluters.” – Texas field organizer Catherine Flowers writes in this important op-ed in the Houston Chronicle.
According to an EPA associate deputy assistant administrator for new chemicals, “The agency’s goal is to allow the commercialization of products.”
How we shop during the COVID-19 pandemic can feel like a constant ethical dilemma, one that could have big consequences on the way we buy and consume stuff in the future.
As we deal with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, Trump’s EPA’s is deliberately ignoring the toxic effects from the chemical Tricloroethylene. Prolonged exposure to TCE can lead to liver and kidney cancer, as well as fetal heart defects.
EPA approved a new chemical for use in ski wax that belongs to the class known as PFAS. Extremely persistent in the environment, PFAS have been linked to cancer, developmental issues, and other harmful health effects.