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”?
Additional lab testing of a variety of kids’ cosmetics, including products purchased here in Minnesota, revealed the presence of developmental toxics.
The new bill will empower the EPA to tackle the worst chemicals and requires the EPA to address toxic chemical exposures in vulnerable populations, such as workers and children. However, the rate and pace of chemical safety assessments will leave toxic chemicals on the marketplace for decades.
So if crumb rubber is a reliable and cheap alternative to grass what’s the problem with it? Well according to some researchers and news outlets, crumb rubber’s safety simply isn’t guaranteed.
A diet rich in whole foods will provide good nutrition, reduce exposure to chemicals in food packaging and help protect the body against routine chemical exposures. We need the food we eat to nurture our body, not harm it.
I’m betting you’ve never heard of galaxolide. Galaxolide is a little known chemical that is very likely in your body and in your home. It’s a synthetic ingredient that gives perfumes and colognes a musky scent.
Most people are aware that the hormone disrupting chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) was used in plastic baby bottles and water bottles in the past. Consumer demand and state regulation, including in Minnesota, pushed the marketplace to safely eliminate BPA from … Continue reading
West Virginia and Minnesota – our chemical link.
Many people are aware that there are chemicals of concern in personal care products, but we don’t expect to find flame retardants and Teflon chemicals in products we put on our bodies.
Nitrates in drinking water are no longer a problem that just affects agricultural communities but now suburban and urban communities. Should we just drink bottled water for the rest of our lives and say to ourselves, “this is just the way it is”?