START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

tag: toxic chemicals

10 Best Houseplants to Improve Air Quality

We often like to think of our houses as safe, clean environments. But many sources, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), suggest otherwise. Even with strict scrutiny, cleaning products…

63 comments

4 Ways to Tell If Cleaning Products Are Actually Safe

One of the major areas where health has become a concern is that of cleaning products. After all, what’s the point of fighting germs if the chemicals in the products can cause just as much harm if not…

45 comments

How to ID & Avoid Harmful Toxins At Home (Infographic)

Who knew there could be so many toxic chemicals in our homes? Identifying toxins can be hard. If only products containing toxic chemicals in our homes were clearly marked as hazardous, toxic or dea…

75 comments

This Earth Day, Pledge to Ditch These 7 Toxic Chemicals

Why not make Earth Day matter this year? Pledge to ditch these 7 toxic chemicals in favor of more natural and healthy products. 1) Triclosan - Triclosan is an antibacterial agent found in soaps, sh…

89 comments

Why ‘Clean Coal’ is an Oxymoron

Clean coal? Really? That's like saying healthy cigarettes. Or hot ice. Or soothing poke-in-the-eye. What do you think of when you hear the term "clean coal?" Possibly, it's cleaner than it was. …

71 comments

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…

50 comments

3 Things In Your Home That Could Be Aging You Prematurely

What if you could look and feel younger by simply making some small shifts in your home environment? Every day we're exposed to hundreds of untested chemicals---from additives in food to endocrine …

165 comments

4 Reasons Nanomaterials May Be Bad for Us

What is nanotechnology? Listen to the recent Green Divas Radio Show featuring Jennifer Sass, PhD (Sr. Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council. She explains nanotechnology in our everyday worl…

84 comments

11 Disease-Causing Ingredients Added to Garbage Bags

Have you seen those Febreze commercials with the pseudo-scientific experiments in which people are blindfolded and exposed to garbage?  When the blindfolds are removed people are elated and overjoyed …

188 comments

How Toxic is Your Couch?

When I bought my couch a few years ago, I sat on every couch in the store. I felt the difference between a deep seat and a shallow one, a tufted back and a cushion back, a twill and a velour. I learne…

70 comments

meet our writers

Joe Baker, Care2

Joe Baker is VP of Causes and Advocacy for Care2. Joe oversees Care2's campaigns with its nonprofit partners. Previously, Joe worked for Amnesty... more

people are talking

Not surprising! They have "beets" written all over them! Thank you

I love the way high heels look but they are too uncomfortable for me to wear all the time. I save th…