Dangerous Chemicals

“Fragrance” 101

Today let’s do a little “Fragrance” 101 for those just getting hip to this jive, this jive being the pervasive harm caused by ubiquitous toxic chemicals in everyday products. “Fragrance”,…

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Axe the AXE

A few things in this article about the student who was rushed to the hospital after exposure to Axe Body Spray make us nuts. The school seems to think it’s…

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Free & UnClear

When our friend Holly recently switched from one “free & clear” detergent to another, everyone in her home stopped itching including her sweet, old dog Jake who had always had…

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Seizures & Skin Allergens For Fido

Saturday, a dear friend told us her beloved dog had a seizure at 2:30AM the night before. She’d previously talked about his skin allergies and had taken him to specialists…

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CDC went Fragrance-Free (in ’09)

In 2009 the CDC reported that 26 million in the US had asthma. In June of that same year the CDC instituted a fragrance-free policy for all 15,000 of their…

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Pssst…You’re Outgassing.

“What most healthy people don’t realize is that when they use scented products, they ‘outgas’ toxic fumes everywhere they go… scented laundry detergent or fabric softener leaves chemical residue on…

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US Is Behind, Making Our Behinds Big

“During the nearly 40 years the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act has been in existence, 80,000 chemicals have been introduced into the environment, but only 200 have been tested, and…

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Breathe Crappy

Breathe happy? Many of the 87 chemicals in Febreze are known cancer-causers. Breathe crappy is more like it. Get the stinky details on Sustainable Baby Steps. For the latest, follow…

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Just A Squirt Can Hurt

So no more toxic dryer sheets, fabric softeners, or detergents. But what do you use for stain removal? Our sweet mom (seriously, best mom ever) came over the other day…

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