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Laura: Natural isn’t always non-toxic

By Laura Spark, activist and mother I’d like to keep my kids safe.  But, 8 years ago, I used plastic sippy cups that are now being removed from the market.   I bathed my daughters in  Johnson and Johnson soaps that I thought were “pure and natural” because the label said they were.   After I read about low levels of 1-4 dioxane, a carcinogen, in Johnson and Johnson baby soap, I  I tried shifting to “natural” baby products–only to realize,  months…

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Katherine: Bottling up the Facts

By Katherine Friedrich Communications volunteer for The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow I’m ending a three-year relationship with my water bottle. We were very close for a while. But it became clear that our relationship was based on appearances, not on honesty. My water bottle’s transparent façade concealed an unnerving secret. I bought this cute yellow bottle while I was losing weight. I’ve lost 40 pounds in the past three years by making long-term lifestyle changes. Along the way, I…

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Are you trapped in a toxic relationship?

You are not alone. Take comfort (and discomfort) in the fact that you share this problem with the vast majority of Americans. We’re not talking about your passive aggressive sister-in-law, or the charming so-and-so who swept you off your feet and then left town with your life savings. We are are referring to the fresh-smelling, easy-going, and utterly irresistible toxic products we spend our time with at home, at work, and everywhere we go. Bobbi Chase Wilding, from New York,…

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Elizabeth: A non-toxic kitchen can be hard to come by

by Elizabeth Saunders, Legislative Director for Clean Water Action My housemates and I have had some toxic relationships.  No, I don’t mean with each other, we get along great.  But there have been times when some of the products that we have used have been exposing us to more toxic chemicals than I like to admit. As an environmental activist whose job is to fight to get toxic chemicals out of our everyday products, I’m more careful than most about…

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Toxics Campaign Advocates Tell Their Stories

Earlier this year, we started a new blog series to share some stories of advocates in our toxics and environmental health campaigns. We’ feature their bios, including what they do, how they got involved, and why this work so important to them. We hope this will help show a personal side to the many faces representing the coalition. If you’re interested in sharing your story, please contact us at info@healthytomorrow.org. Today’s story comes from Mimi Pomerleau, who became involved with the…

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Toxics Campaign Advocates Tell Their Stories

Today we’re starting a new blog series to share some stories of advocates in our toxics and environmental health campaigns. We’re going to feature their bios, including what they do, how they got involved, and why this work so important to them. We hope this will help show a personal side to the many faces representing the coalition. If you’re interested in sharing your story, please contact us at info@healthytomorrow.org. Our first story comes from Steve Gauthier, who has been…

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Newton Mother of 2 Calls on Mass. Lawmakers to Ban Toxic Flame Retardants

On a hot and muggy morning in late June, a dynamic assembly of environmentalists, parents, firefighters, worker’s health advocates, and others piled into Hearing Room 222 of the Massachusetts State House. The issue that brought all these folks together: toxic flame retardants in kid’s products and household furniture. Flame retardant chemicals have been flying under the radar for decades. Parents, medical professionals, health advocates, legislators, and others tried to nip the flame retardants issue in the bud during the 70’s…

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