80% of Baby Products Contain Toxic or Untested Flame Retardants

80% of Baby Products Contain Toxic or Untested Flame Retardants

According to an article on SFGate.com, eighty percent of baby products contain toxic chemical flame retardants, some of which have been linked to increased risks for thyroid impairment, reproductive problems, endocrine disruption, cancer, and other health issues. These chemicals are now found in products such as baby carriers, changing pads, and rocking chairs. So how… Read more »

Who Should Pay for the Disposal of Batteries?

Who Should Pay for the Disposal of Batteries?

More than 500 million batteries are sold each year in California. Those battery sales mean big profits for battery manufacturers and big disposal costs to taxpayers and consumers. California taxpayers pay tens of millions of dollars each year to dispose of batteries, which are hazardous waste. In Europe and Canada, battery manufacturers are obligated to… Read more »