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Why I Love Free Forest School (and you should too!)

Why I Love Free Forest School (and you should too!)

I looked into it. “Free Forest School groups host events where children and their parents or caregivers meet to explore and play together in nature.

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What is Arsenic Doing in Baby Cereal?

What is Arsenic Doing in Baby Cereal?

Many parents choose rice cereal as one of baby’s first solid foods, unknowingly exposing vulnerable babies to a toxic chemical that affects brain development and is linked to cancer.

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Baby Retailers – Help Parents Take the Worry out of Shopping

Baby Retailers – Help Parents Take the Worry out of Shopping

More and more parents are looking for baby products that don’t contain chemicals of concern

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Target and Best Buy Leading on Toxic Chemical Protections

Target and Best Buy are among the leaders in a new report, Who’s Minding the Store? — A Report Card on Retailer Actions to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals

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Good News on Toxic Flame Retardants!

Good News on Toxic Flame Retardants!

Conservation Minnesota and Healthy Legacy have been working on state regulation to get these flame retardants (FRs) out of the products in our homes

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Fall 2017 Newsletter: Duluth Kids Protected

Fall 2017 Newsletter: Duluth Kids Protected

A few years ago, parents in Duluth started talking to each other about the black dust covering their kids when they left the playground. They wanted the tire mulched removed from all 10 school playgrounds

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Best Buy announces new program to tackle toxic chemicals

Best Buy announces new program to tackle toxic chemicals

Consumer electronics at a store near you may soon be free of certain hazardous chemicals. Best Buy is the latest retailer to announce progress in tackling toxic chemicals in products in recent months.

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Choosing safe fish for health

Choosing safe fish for health

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is making it easier for women to choose and eat fish that are lower in common contaminants

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Healthy Schools, Healthy Playgrounds, Healthy Kids

Healthy Schools, Healthy Playgrounds, Healthy Kids

Infrastructure improvements should include creating safe playgrounds and athletic fields. Toxic waste tires don’t belong on school playgrounds and athletic fields.

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Toxic chemicals: what’s all the fuss?

Toxic chemicals: what’s all the fuss?

An important pillar of conservation is minimizing toxic chemicals in our own homes, but many questions come up when we discuss this subject. Are these chemicals truly “toxic”?

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