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Panic Over Pesticides

There’s no denying that the panic over pesticides in our food is warranted. These chemicals have been linked to everything from an increase in a variety of cancers to food allergies, and ADHD. Research shows that infants and children are especially... more

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Go Organic? Take Our Quiz!

Think you know which produce to buy organic? Take our quiz before your next trip to the grocery store! more

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Green Feeding Tips

Ways to "go green" in your kitchen to help your whole family prepare, store, and enjoy food the healthier way. more

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“No More Tears” For Baby & You?

There’s good news and bad news for those of us concerned about the chemicals in everyday products like body washes, shampoos, and facial cleaners. The good news: Health and beauty mega-corporation Johnson & Johnson has said it will remove harsh... more

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BPA Ban Has Limits

Finally! At long last, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking official action on Bisphenol A (BPA). Manufacturers of baby bottles and sippy cups will no longer be able to make products containing the controversial chemical. As explained... more

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What You Need To Know About Lead

“Lead poisoning” sounds dramatic and deliberate, but it is a serious health disorder affecting nearly a half-million U.S. children. It goes largely undetected because it is caused by a substance that is often too small to see and that can... more

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Common Chemicals May Reduce Vaccine Effectiveness

Vaccinations protect children from illness. Thanks to certain common chemicals in our environment, some of those immunity-boosting shots may not be as effective as we thought. At odds with vaccinations is a class of chemicals known as perfluorinated compounds (PFCs).... more

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Cover Up Chipped Paint?

We live in an old home with lead paint. My daughter has just started to crawl and I am worried about lead poisoning. How can I make sure she doesn’t ingest any lead? more

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Which Produce Has The Most Pesticides?

I want to reduce my child’s exposure to pesticides, but organic produce is so expensive! I need to choose carefully. Which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticides? more

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What Are Parabens?

I’ve heard that I should avoid parabens. What are they, and why should I be concerned about them? more