Toxic Chemicals

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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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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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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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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Chemicals in Kids’ Halloween Makeup & Other Products – Pretty Scary!

Chemicals in Kids’ Halloween Makeup & Other Products – Pretty Scary!

Additional lab testing of a variety of kids’ cosmetics, including products purchased here in Minnesota, revealed the presence of developmental toxics.

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Congress Finally Updates TSCA – What’s in Store for Minnesota?

Congress Finally Updates TSCA – What’s in Store for Minnesota?

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.

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Should Tires Be On Anyone’s Playing Field?

Should Tires Be On Anyone’s Playing Field?

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.

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A Whole Foods Diet Reduces Exposure to Chemicals

A Whole Foods Diet Reduces Exposure to Chemicals

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.

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Hidden Scents in Our Products and the Great Lakes

Hidden Scents in Our Products and the Great Lakes

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.

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BPA in Canned Food – Still a Problem

BPA in Canned Food – Still a Problem

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

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