I’ve talked about the dangers of fire retardants in products like mattresses and other foam furniture, as well as in kids’ pajamas and other baby and kid products. These toxic chemicals pose a real health risk, especially to our children. They were some of the key toxins found in the study by Environmental Defence demonstrating that […]
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We see them everywhere – those little cylinders of disinfecting wipes that are so convenient for grabbing a wipe and cleaning up a mess. We are satisfied that after we’ve wiped whatever it is, it’s clean and disinfected, and throw the used wipe and all the icky stuff into the garbage. Everything’s clean now, so […]
Cancer. It’s a lot of the reason Juicy Green Mom exists, because of my sister’s battle with it, and my hope for my daughter not to have to battle it. So when Environmental Working Group (EWG) released this Cancer Prevention Dirty Dozen list, I was thrilled to see it for a number of reasons. First, […]
I talk about it a lot. The toxic chemicals in mainstream body and beauty products. Environmental Defence has been calling for change for a long time now, and there are many resources available that provide a list of ingredients to avoid. Healthy Child has another resource for how to choose safer cosmetics.
Plastic is everywhere. I really applaud those who go without it, like Beth from My Plastic Free Life, because it takes a LOT of effort to keep it out of your home. I have to admit that I’m not even close to eliminating it from my home, though we use only glass and stainless steel […]
Fire retardants. When I started reading up on them, it was during my research into mattresses and bedding. Fire retardants came into being when our society was a heavily smoking society, and people smoked all over the place. It was absolutely mind-boggling to find out that baby mattresses and kids pajamas are laced with fire retardants – […]
I love the Healthy Child Healthy World organization and all of the amazing resources they offer to protect children’s health, from pregnancy and beyond. Their infographic about toxic beauty products to avoid, and their guide to safe gear for babies and kids are awesome for new parents and parents-to-be. Now they have a Guide to […]
How can you build a sustainable house? All of the things you have to consider when building or renovating your home can be very overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to pick sustainable options. Healthy Child has some great tips for home renovations that I’ve posted about in the past. This infographic from fix.com really helps […]
Cooking healthy meals with real food is just one part of having a healthy non toxic kitchen – we don’t necessarily think about the cookware, utensils, and food storage we use contributing to our family’s health. But it is just as important to consider!
“TOXIC” is a buzzword these days – and for good reason. Toxic ingredients have permeated pretty much every area of our lives, from food to toothpaste. It can be overwhelming to think about eliminating toxins in everything, but by setting small goals and doing a little at a time, it can be done! My families did […]