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Got Dirty Wool Sweaters? 2 Safer Alternatives to Toxic Dry Cleaning!

In most of the country, it’s wool time of year. Chunky knits, scarves for days, 3 season merino. Most parents can do a pretty good job of keeping sweaters and more in good shape, but kids are messier.…

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How to Avoid Toxic Chemicals in Arts & Crafts

It just doesn’t seem right that something as essential to childhood as arts and crafts supplies can contain a whole host of unsafe-for-kids chemicals. But they can. Which makes it critical to know how…

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The Top 10 Hidden Hazards for Teens

There has been a lot of attention paid lately to safeguarding pregnant women, infants, and young kids from environmental hazards. Article after article has covered safe foods, plastics, toys, and…

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3 Steps to Healthier Vending Machines

Does your kid's school have vending machines? While these machines full of snacks and drinks can fill bellies and tide over hungry children, the majority of them serve up less than desirable foods fil…

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The Million Dollar Question: Can Washing Conventional Produce Make It As Pure As Organic?

It's the question everyone wants an answer to: Does washing conventional produce really remove its pesticide residues? Organic is said to be the healthiest choice for diners young and old, but it’…

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How to Tackle a Mold Problem

If you're doing a home improvement project, there are many hazards to be aware of before you start—from lead in paint to radon in your basement. So it's a good idea to always test before you start the…

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Pregnant? Avoid These Toxic Products

Congrats on your pregnancy! Some time in these 40 weeks (give or take) you may find yourself in dire need of pampering. We get it. But do a little research before you fix your hair or even book a mass…

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8 Dangerous Ways Your Home Probably Isn’t ‘Greenproofed’

What family doesn’t childproof? Shortly after you get a positive pregnancy test, you start to notice all there is to do—electrical outlets to cover, cleaning product and medicine cabinets to lock, and…

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Pregnant? Trying To Get Pregnant? Get A Blood Lead Test!

Oh the many steps to take to safeguard your growing baby while pregnant! While most of us consider factors like eating well and getting enough sleep, far too often critical environmental factors are o…

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A New Study Shows Real Costs of Toxins

In environmental health circles, 2014 is being heralded as the year America’s 40-year-old chemical regulations will at long last be reformed. One typical complaint heard in the struggle to pass the Ch…

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about Healthy Child Healthy World

For more than 20 years Healthy Child Healthy World , a non-profit whose mission is to empower families to make better, safer choices, has been protecting children from the harmful effects of toxic chemicals. We are seeing increased evidence of the impact of these chemicals found in everyday products on children’s health. Through evidence-based information and up to date resources and programs, we help families, promote solutions, and influence policy.

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people... more

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