Archive | Toxic Chemicals

What’s so bad about fracking? Here’s what you need to know.



 If you've been wondering what fracking is and whether it's good or bad, you're not alone. It's a complicated, high tech process whose advocates say it produces abundant clean energy. As an environmentalist as well as a consumer, though, I've been concerned about the impacts fracking is having on drinking water, clean air, and farmland. […]

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Mother’s Day: Shopping Spree or Shopping Shift?



Mother's Day has become a gigantic shopping event. Next to Christmas and Valentine's Day, consumers spend more money for Mother's Day than they do for any other holiday in the year. This year, according to the National Retail Federation's annual Mother's Day survey, Americans will spend $20.7 billion! That amounts to an average of almost […]

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Is Glade Air Freshener Bad for Babies?



"Cleaning product companies aren’t required to disclose the ingredients they use in their products, and what they’re keeping secret from you could be hazardous to your health," reports Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE), the respected non-profit research group that investigates toxic chemicals in the common household cleansers we use.   In their "Dirty Secrets" […]

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Fragrance, Fitness and Fig Bars? Only in this Month’s EcoCentric Mom Box



  If you like surprises, an EcoCentric Mom Box is just the thing for you. Every month, this box full of eco-goodies shows up at my door and I have no idea what's going to be inside. I hate to admit it, but I always hope there will be some new food try, and generally […]

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Looking for New, Non-toxic Lotions, Cremes & Cleansers? Try the January EcoCentric Mom Box.



 This month's EcoCentric Mom box is chock full of exactly what I need in dry winter months: soothing organic skin lotions and cremes to moisturize my hands and face, gentle soaps, and cleansers and laundry "berry drops" that put the "clean" back in cleaning. But first, the food. I've said before that, as much as […]

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I am Voting for Barack Obama because We are Greener than We were Four Years Ago.



Are we “greener” than we were four years ago? Yes, we are, and Barack Obama deserves a lot of the credit. Despite strident anti-environmental opponents on Capitol Hill, President Obama has managed to use the power of his office – deployed primarily through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of […]

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