A group of moms have gone to the EPA with their concerns that glysophate, the chemical used in the pesticide Roundup, has made its way into breastmilk. The EPA has said it will review whether glysophate use can continue as is, be curbed or halted in 2015. The studies and research on it will be… Read more »
Environmental Working Group has put out an updated Guide to Sunscreens, and this year, they have also launched a Sun Safety campaign. The reason? Two-thirds of the sunscreens they assessed did not work well enough, or contained ingredients that are toxic. Meanwhile, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Big… Read more »
One in six American children and teens is obese, which brings a range of other health risks, like diabetes, into their lives at an early age. A new study shows a link between phthalates and insulin resistance (which leads to diabetes), and BPA and obesity in adolescents.
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The FDA has been urged to settle a 40-year-old review of the antibacterial chemical triclosan. Nixon was president when Congress first tasked the FDA to develop guidelines for common antibacterials used in consumer products, but the agency never finalized its draft guidelines. As a result, triclosan was not pulled from existing product ingredients, and was… Read more »
Annie Leonard has partnered with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to bring you the new viral video The Story of Cosmetics. This short film shines a light on the world of personal care products, many of which are loaded with toxic ingredients that cause cancer or harm nervous and reproductive systems in animals. There are… Read more »