Tag: Lead

Warning: Your Baby Contains Toxic Chemicals!


Crossposted at SupernaturalMom.com Hundreds of toxic chemicals, including PCBs, DDT, endocrine disruptors, and dioxins — to name just a few — are showing up in mothers’ and their newborn babies’ bodies. These chemicals, found in everyday household products, can get absorbed during a typical morning routine. Consider this scenario:  the pregnant mom awakens after a…

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Lead in Your Shopping Bag?


Wegmans, a major grocery store chain in New York and nearby states recently announced that some reusable shopping bags that have been sold in its stores contain lead. Independent testing by the Empire State Consumer Project showed that these bags contain more lead than the standards set by “Toxics in Packaging” laws that many states…

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Eco-Tip: Reducing Your Exposure to Lead from Artificial Turf


We’ve worked hard over the last couple of years, in collaboration with the California Attorney General, to make sure that  lead threats are removed from artificial turf—especially in places where children play.  Five major turf companies have made legal commitments to remove hazardous lead from their products. The companies have also agreed to replace certain…

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Eco-Tip: Avoiding Lead in Your Back to School Shopping


Backtoschool tips slideshow View more presentations from Center for Environmental Health.

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CEH in Action: Making Bounce Houses Safe


Watch CEH in action:  Learn about how lead threats in Bounce Houses and how YOU can protect your kids!

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Eco-Tip: Safe Bounce House Bouncing!


Bounce houses should be fun, not toxic. CEH is working hard to get hazardous lead out of these much-loved play structures but it’s not going to happen overnight. So what do you do about that bounce house birthday party coming up that your kids are so excited about? CEH doesn’t want to spoil your kids’…

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There’s What in My Shampoo? Watch the Story of Cosmetics Video!


For many of us, comforting sensations come to mind when we think about our personal care products and how they make us feel, smell, and look.  But do you ever wonder what all those complicated ingredients listed on the back of your favorite shampoo or perfume actually are? We’ve written about this before:  All those…

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Playing Ball Just Got a Little Safer


Thanks to research and legal action by the Center for Environmental Health, millions of children who play on fields of artificial turf will no longer be exposed to potentially hazardous levels of lead. A 2008 CEH expose showing high levels of lead in many varieties of artificial turf culminated this week with legal settlements that…

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Confessions of a Young Man’s Love For Jewelry… Compliance Testing


If you were to search for men who admit to frequenting Claire’s Boutique – where your teenage daughters shop for clothes, jewelry, and other fashion accessories with short shelf lives – I am quite certain that you would spend a long time looking.  I visit this store often, along with many others that sell women’s…

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Toxic Chemical Lobby: Exclusive Leaked Footage


Today, our friends at Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families released their funny, animated video to garner public support for Congressional Action on the Toxic Substances Control Act.  Though getting nasty, hazardous chemicals out of consumer products is a serious issue, this video breaks things down in a funny, relatable way that we can all understand. Watch…

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