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Toxic Hot Seat – Sign up to Watch

Running Dec 1-7, our partners at Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families will be streaming the documentary Toxic Hot Seat that tells the story about toxic flame retardants and how they’ve gotten into our homes and bodies. Continue reading

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Hey Babies “R” Us – We’re Waiting

Hey Babies “R” Us – We’re Waiting

A new report examines corporate policies to eliminate chemicals of concern in products sold by two big box baby retailers that many parents and parents-to-be rely on for their baby needs- buybuy Baby and Babies“R”Us. Continue reading

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Public Health Impacts of PolyMet Mine Must be Evaluated

Public Health Impacts of PolyMet Mine Must be Evaluated

No health risk assessment has been done to determine the extent of risks to human health from exposure to mercury, asbestos-like fibers, arsenic, nickel and increased levels of air pollutants. Continue reading

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Flame Retardants Don’t Belong in Toddlers

Flame Retardants Don’t Belong in Toddlers

Toddlers have nearly five times the level of flame retardant in their bodies compared with their mothers. Continue reading

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Triclosan & Triclocarban: Toxic Soap = Toxic Waters

Triclosan & Triclocarban: Toxic Soap = Toxic Waters

Kathleen Schuler, MPH, Healthy Kids and Families Program Director, Co-Director Healthy Legacy A new report http://www.cela.ca/triclosan-and-triclocarban released by the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and Clean Production Action (CPA) highlights the hazards of triclosan and triclocarban, chemicals commonly used as … Continue reading

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Minnesota’s Toxic Free Kids Act – Who Could Vote Against It?

Minnesota’s Toxic Free Kids Act – Who Could Vote Against It?

Minnesota’s Toxic Free Kids Act – Who Could Vote Against It? By Kathleen Schuler, Healthy Kids and Families Program Director, Conservation Minnesota and Co-Director Healthy Legacy Minnesota came close to passing the Toxic Free Kids Act (TFKA) in 2014. Close, … Continue reading

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Hidden Harm in Household Dust

Hidden Harm in Household Dust

By Kathleen Schuler The results are in! Phthalates are in household dust. http://www.cleanwateraction.org/files/publications/Hidden Harm – Household Dusts Dirty Secret.pdf Healthy Legacy tested five homes for phthalates in household dust. Five families with young children collected vacuum cleaner dust and sent it … Continue reading

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Minnesota Among 33 States Proposing Chemical Policies

Minnesota Among 33 States Proposing Chemical Policies

While we’d like to think that federal laws protect us from toxic chemicals in products we use everyday, this is not the case. The Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), the federal law that regulates industrial chemicals that was enacted in … Continue reading

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We Need Real TSCA Reform!

We Need Real TSCA Reform!

Today thousands of people across the country are uniting to tell Congress that they don’t want phony reform of our toxic chemical laws. They want real reform that protects our families, communities and environment. Why call Congress now? Currently there … Continue reading

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Let’s Focus on Environment and Diet to Help Prevent Autism

Let’s Focus on Environment and Diet to Help Prevent Autism

Now that autism affects one in fifty school-aged kids – up from 1 in 150 in 2000-  we should be asking ourselves some pretty serious questions about why so many kids have autism.  Sure, we know that the health and … Continue reading

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