Tag: pregnancy

A Holiday Gift for Generations to Come


Crossposted from the Huffington Post. The Miracle of Life: When reading my Pregnancy Day-by-Day book this morning, I learned that the baby girl growing inside my womb has developed all of the eggs she will have in her lifetime. At 18 weeks, my daughter already carries within her tiny body the seeds of my grandchildren!…

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Take It Personally


On my way into work last Friday I heard a story on NPR about a UCSF study that found dozens of toxic chemicals in the bodies of pregnant women. I’ve written before about the vulnerable environment of the womb, and while I’m not surprised by the findings of this latest report, its release struck a…

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Where It All Begins


When we first conceived of Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS) five years ago, the co-founders and I decided that in order to tackle the chemicals ending up in mothers’ milk, we’d need to track them back to their source. In the course of conducting our early research, one thing became clear: the problem of our…

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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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Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS) Comes to CEH!


What’s going on behind the scenes at the Center for Environmental Health right now?  Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re teaming up with another great non-profit just as concerned with protecting the public from toxic chemicals as we are—Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS). Here’s a little background on what MOMS is all about:

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Eco-Tip of the Week: How to Buy Safer Handbags


Lead in handbags.  Cadmium in jewelry. These days, news about toxic heavy metal discoveries in fashion accessories seems to be popping up left and right.   Just this week CEH discovered three items at Wal-Mart with very high levels of lead, including a Miley Cyrus-brand wallet containing more than 30 times more lead than the limit…

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Stop Wal-Mart's Poison Purses!


It’s unbelievable: Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, is still profiting from products that expose you and your children to lead.  It’s time for the store to hear from you.  Take Action: Click here to  Urge Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke to agree to eliminate the lead threats from its purses and other accessories as other responsible…

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Where’s Wal-Mart? Still Selling Lead-Tainted Purses, That’s Where!


Last year, the Center for Environmental Health found high levels of lead in hundreds of handbags, purses, wallets and other accessories purchased from dozens of leading retailers. This week, we announced our legal settlement with more than forty major companies, including Target, Kmart, Macy’s, Sears, Victoria’s Secret and many others, who have agreed to eliminate…

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Eco-Tip of the Week: Baby-Safe Practices


Last week we discussed safe practices to reduce exposures to toxic chemicals when pregnant.  Of course, potentially harmful exposures don’t end when the baby is born.  As you probably know, young children are most vulnerable to the hazards of certain toxic chemicals since their bodies and brains are still developing. The President’s Cancer Panel recently…

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Eco-Tip of the Week: Mother’s Day Organic Flowers


April showers bring May flowers, as the saying goes.  May also brings one of those important holidays for which we need to buy flowers for a loved one:  Mother’s Day.  Over the next week, millions of people will be buying and ordering flowers from local shops or online stores for their mothers, grandmothers, and the…

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