Tag: toxic

Cleaner Living: Cancer in the Sandbox

So we bloggers have our own little community where we ask questions of one another and bounce ideas around: “When did your little one start sleeping through the night?” “Is such and such normal for this developmental milestone?” “Any suggestions for play sand that doesn’t cause cancer?” Wait, what?!?! This was a question put out

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Cleaner Living: Toxin #6- Fire Retardants

I know I said Parabens were next, but after yesterday’s press event here in CT , and Michelle’s post a few days back about fire retardants in popular childrens products, I thought it was a better idea to go with this toxin first. The use of the chemical fire retardant, Tris (which was banned for use

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Cleaner Living: Toxin #4- Coal Tar

Um, what? I hadn’t heard of this one until I started researching. Coal Tar in personal care products is the same as the stuff they use in pavement sealant, just in lower doses.  It is a known human carcinogen, with industrial coal tar recently being banned in Washington after it started turning up in ordinary house

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Arsenic and….Apple Juice?

Picture is from this website There’s been a lot of talk about apple juice lately as Consumer Reports/Dr. Oz both have done an expose’ on the arsenic (and lead!) levels found in samples of bottled or boxed apple (and grape) juices. Here’s the lowdown: – Arsenic is a naturally occurring element.  It is abundant in

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