There 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…)
As 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.
Today, 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.
With 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.
On 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…)
With 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?
A New Paradigm for Growing up in Today’s Toxic World
BY BETH LAMBERT, MA
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.
Plastic 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.
BY AMY ZIFF
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.
It’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.