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“Safe” Alternatives to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Health Problems

Plastics are everywhere: product and food packaging, beverage containers, electronics, office supplies and even the microbeads in hygiene products. The list doesn’t stop there. Even though we have a p…

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Asbestos Found in Crayons and Toys

When you give a child crayons to color with or a crime-scene fingerprinting set to nurture his or her inner investigator, the last thing you probably consider is that these toys may be harming the chi…

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BPA-Free Plastics May Not Be Safe

In 2008, the news burst on the media everywhere: common plastics contained potentially dangerous levels of bisphenol a (BPA) an additive that could be hazardous to consumer health. It leached i…

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Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Feeling a little under the weather lately? One potential source of your illness could be your own home, thanks to the smorgasbord of toxins that tend to lurk inside, causing issues like breathing d…

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Information You May Not Have Heard About BPA

In recent years, many research and news organizations have published reports about the toxicity of Bisphenol A (commonly called BPA). If you've kept up on this topic, you know BPA is in many food and …

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5 Key Strategies for a Plastic-Free Life

We've reduced, reused, and fretted over Ziploc bags for an entire month, and now it's time to turn all those lessons learned into words we can live by. Here are the 5 key strategies we learned, which …

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SnackTAXI’s Make It Easy To Pack A Sustainable Lunch

Eating out, whether you're a college student or a mother of three, is expensive and wasteful. Families who want to cut back on their unnecessary expenses usually start packing lunches instead of buyin…

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The World’s First Truly Biodegradable Water Bottle

Our society is addicted to single use, "disposable" containers, and as a result, plastic waste is choking our landfills and oceans. Recent statistics confirm that the bottled water industry is one…

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Which Plastics Are Safe?

The news about plastics has been pretty alarming lately, causing some of us to go dashing for the water bottles to see what kind of plastic they are—and find out if we've been unwittingly poisoning ou…

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Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Childhood Obesity

By Jennifer Lance, Eco Child's Play Yes, we hate plastics! Not only is this evil material bad for our environment, over and over again the news reports the negative effects of plastic chemicals on…

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