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Mothers Exposed to Cleaning Chemicals Could Have Baby Boys With Genital Defects

Pregnant women who use cleaning products that contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals could give birth to baby boys with genital defects, according to a new study conducted by researchers in southern F…

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A Great Loss: Theo Colborn (1927-2014)

Theo Colborn, environmental health pioneer [1927-2014] Theo Colborn, a scientist and environmental health advocate, passed away this week. Her tireless work was and will continue to be meaningful t…

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Care2 Member Calls on EPA to Protect Endangered Animals from Pesticides

More than one billion pounds of pesticides are sprayed in North America every year. Many have been linked to cancer and other negative health impacts. But what about the animals? The same chemicals th…

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How to Reduce Exposure to Alkylphenols Through Your Diet

Alkylphenols are industrial chemicals that are found in hair products, spermicides, cleaning products and detergents. They are an endocrine disruptor. Concern about alkylphenols first surfaced deca…

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BPA-Free Plastic Is Toxic, Too. Here are Some Good Alternatives

I've been waiting for the other shoe to drop ever since I first learned about the dangers of BPA (bisphenol-A) a few years back. So when I saw this eye-opening Mother Jones article, The Scary New Evid…

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3 Hidden Dangers Lurking in Your Tea

Tea is a miraculous thing. Bursting with antioxidants and health benefits galore, civilizations have been imbibing it for centuries. Drink it iced in the throes of summer or steaming hot to stave off …

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What’s in That Car Air Freshener?

Can't smell the forest for the tree air freshener hanging from the rear-view mirror? That's the concern of more and more people who report headaches, dizziness, and other negative symptoms from the "a…

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Exposed: Cancer-Causing Toxins Found in Air Fresheners

If you have been following my “EXPOSED” blog series you’re familiar with phthalates found in so-called “air-fresheners.” You know then that these toxic ingredients are linked with abnormally-developed…

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Exposed: Is Your Child’s Classroom Toxic?

When you consider that children spend almost as much time at school as they do at home, it’s imperative that the environment be a healthy one—or at least, a non-toxic one.  This is particularly true w…

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Exposed: The Shocking Truth About Air Fresheners

Before you spray Febreze or plug in a Glade Plug-In, light a scented candle, or use some so-called air freshening wick, mist, aerosol, or other car or room deodorizer, think twice.  You’ll be shocked …

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I agree with Sue H

Interesting info. I'm searching for a small tree that will not send out runners all over the yard.

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