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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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Tell Tide to Clean Up Its Cleaning Products



Before or after the election, protecting our kids from toxic chemicals is a top priority. Please read this guest post from Cassidy Randall, Campaign and Outreach Manager for the great group Women's Voices for the Earth, who is leading a campaign to get toxic ingredients out of Tide detergent.'  "Baby Emma just found out Tide’s […]

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We’re Drinking the Same Water as Cleopatra. Is It as Clean?



Did you get a drink or throw in a load of laundry before starting to read this blog, written in honor of Blog Action Day? You probably could have, given the easy access most of us have to clean water. One person of every three on the planet today isn't nearly so fortunate, according to the […]

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New Book Highlights Environmental, Health Threats from Toxic Chemicals



Investigative journalist Nena Baker is the author of The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-being (North Point Press/Farrar, Straus and Giroux). I first met Nena when we both spoke at the Women, Health & Environment Conference sponsored by the Heinz Endowment in 2008. Since then, I've been a fan […]

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