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chemicals & contaminants

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Are Spray-On Sunscreens Dangerous?

Are spray-on sunscreens a good choice for my active child? more

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Is Dirt Bad For Babies?

Is it okay to let my baby dig in the dirt? I don’t worry about her messing up her clothes but I do worry about her health. more

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What You Need To Know About Lead

Updated April 8, 2013 “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... 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?

Which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticides and are best to buy organic? 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

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Can Pesticides Put My Baby At Risk For ADHD?

Will my baby have an increased risk of ADHD if he’s exposed to pesticides in foods? more

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Should I Toss My Child’s Rubber Ducky?

My son loves his bath toys, but I hear that they contain toxic chemicals. Can he keep his rubber ducky and other bath toys or should I toss them out? more

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What Is BPA?

Is BPA really harmful to my baby’s health? more

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Toxic Sleep: Chemicals In Crib Mattresses

Since babies often sleep up to 16 hours a day, it is no wonder parents spend so much time contemplating location (crib, co-sleeper, bedsharing), bedding, and more. Most parents are aware of the obvious dangers, such as blankets that babies... more