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Environmental Factors & COVID-19: The Intimate Connection Between Chemical Body Burden and Increased Risk of Mortality

 
Covid body burden mortality connectionThere is an increasing body of evidence shedding light on how the environment and chemical body burden (also referred to as Total Load) (as opposed to purely our genetic makeup) are contributing to an uptick in chronic disease. (more…)

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Schools & Coronavirus – A Call for Safer Cleaning Solutions

 
Safer Cleaning in Schools imageAs schools prepare for the start of another year, we encourage parents, teachers, and community officials to keep in mind the important role that environmental factors play in health. In a recent report prepared by Healthy Schools Network and the New Jersey Work Environmental Council, the organizations have assembled a call to action for states and public agencies, asking them to provide guidance for schools on how to successfully prepare for reopening.

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Pete Myers on the Dangers of Hormone-Altering Chemicals & the Hope for a Better Tomorrow

 
Pete Myers quote imageToday, our world is drowning in a veritable soup of chemicals that are both highly toxic and loosely regulated. This sad truth paints a grim picture of future life for not only humans, but the planet at large. So how can we pioneer a new way forward? Just ask Pete Myers, founder and chief scientist of Environmental Health Sciences and trusted advisor to MADE SAFE.

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MADE SAFE New Year’s Revolution – JULY Bug Repellent Challenge

 
July New Years Revolution graphicWith another summer season well underway, you may be on the search for something to keep the bugs at bay. Many conventional bug repellent options are often teeming with concerning chemicals, but that doesn’t mean that you have to choose between being eaten alive and making better choices for your health.

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Product Highlight: MADE SAFE Certified Hair Care Products

Safe hair care products graphicOn the hunt for natural hair products? We know finding hair care products that are both effective and made without toxic chemicals can be a laborious task. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite MADE SAFE® certified products to help you along the way! (more…)

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Concerning Chemicals: Is Tear Gas Harmful?

 
is teargas harmful blog imageWith tear gas being released on protestors, we’ve been seeing and receiving a lot of questions. Here’s what you’ve been asking:

Is tear gas harmful?
Is tear gas toxic?
Can inhalation of tear gas increase my risk for contracting respiratory illnesses?

While we navigate through the current pandemic, you might also be asking, are there additional concerns surrounding the use of tear gas at a time when many are worried about COVID-19?

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Documenting Hope in the Face of Chronic Childhood Disease

A New Paradigm for Growing up in Today’s Toxic World

BY BETH LAMBERT, MA

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For most people, the word “epidemic” recalls the idea of infectious disease outbreaks, and this is how the word has been used in common language throughout the latter part of the 20th century. This term may bring to mind the current COVID-19 pandemic, differing in definition by its global level of impact, in comparison to an epidemic which is more specific to a certain geography or population.

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Quit Single-Use Plastics and Go for a Plastic Free July

 
Plastic Free July 2020 imagePlastic Free July is a global movement engaging millions of people to become part of the solution to plastic pollution. The movement specifically asks each of us – that means you, me, and everyone else who is willing – to refuse single-use plastic.

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Introducing MADE SAFE’s New Grant Initiative for Black-Founded Businesses

BY AMY ZIFF

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We are crushed by the continued racial injustice in this country, and in the world at large. As we reflect on the murder of George Floyd and the countless other acts of racial injustice – both recent and ongoing – we feel called to stand up and take action until equity and justice are realized.

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MADE SAFE New Year’s Revolution – JUNE Sunscreen Challenge

 
June New Years Revolution imageIt’s Summertime! The start of another summer season means welcoming things like corn-on-the-cob, swimming, and lots of time spent outside. Yet it also brings the annual struggle to find a sunscreen that will protect your skin on long summer days in the sun without harming humans or aquatic life.

To help, here is a review of the nastiest ingredients in common sunscreen products to avoid.

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