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  • How to Protect Your Family from Toxins in Beauty Care Products

    How to protect yourself and your family from toxins in beauty care products It was a gift. The perfect little blue and white bottle of “Gentle! For Bebe!” baby shampoo in its foam pump bottle. I used it on my baby for two years before I thought to check if it was safe. It was…
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  • The Nature of Childhood Today: What to Know & What to Do

    And 3 ways parents can become the experts on the care of their children for today’s world Let me tell you a story. I grew up poor. American Midwest, subsidized-housing poor. Dirty needles and gunshots on the playground poor. Blocks of orange plastic stuff that was called cheese and came in boxes to your doorstep…
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  • 7 Steps to Protecting Children from EMF radiation: The invisible danger that surrounds us.

    Could something as pervasive and as invisible as electromagnetic fields (EMF)s really cause harm? All electrical appliances that plug-in emit this radiation: mobile and cordless phones, WiFi, microwaves, televisions, computers, and even baby monitors. The WHO says that radio-frequency EMFs, such as from cellphones, are “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” Many countries in the EU have…
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  • The ABCs of Some Common Household Toxins

    Formaldehyde Formaldehyde is a smelly, colourless, flammable gas classified as a Group 1 carcinogen by the IARC. It is known to cause cancer in humans and animals. It can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat, and trigger asthma. Formaldehyde emissions generally decrease over time (i.e. off-gas), but it can take seven years just to reach…
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  • The Mommy Wars: How moms are blamed for what goes wrong & what we can do about it

    When I was a young child, I was poor. I mean, poor-poor. Welfare-poor. Thus, when the study “More Work for Mother: Chemical Body Burdens as a Maternal Responsibility” crossed my desk this week, I knew it was the most important study I had seen all year. Not because it told me anything new, but because…
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  • Carseat Safety: Add toxins to that list

    Toxins in carseats is frustrating. As our toxins in babybottles, babyfood, and infant formula. This is a question of perceived risk versus actual risk or imagined versus real dangers. Read the related blog on this. Are there real risks associated with the toxins found in carseats? According to research, the answer is yes. In large…
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