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Safer School Supply Solutions

 
safer school supply solutions graphicBY AMY ZIFF

The reality is that there are unsafe chemicals in school supplies. At worst there are carcinogens in the classroom and what parents don’t realize is that they’re buying these harmful products and sending their kids to school with them each and every day.

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The Dangers of Jewelry, Especially Children’s Jewelry

 
Amy Ziff Jewelry Blog Post graphicBY AMY ZIFF

My Grandmother Helen always taught us to save up to buy good jewelry. While I have a few family heirlooms, I’m not sure I’m living up to my grandmother’s mandate. My jewelry box contains antiques from fairs and a funky collection of colorful pieces that remind me of certain times in my life. There are also trinkets and mementos I just can’t part with. A few items are “good” investments, I suppose. But what has the most value is hard to say. Who knows what most of them are actually worth or what they are actually made of?

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Clean-Washed Is the New Green-Washed

 
Clean-washed graphicBY AMY ZIFF

Lately, I’ve noticed that a lot of brands are using the term “clean” to describe their products.

The natural next thought is, “…what are clean products?” And what can you expect if you see the term “clean” on a label or in a store? (more…)

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Made Safe Can Be a Solution to the Chemical Conundrum, If We Let It.

 
Concerned about chemicals graphicBY AMY ZIFF

On February 9th, the New York Times published an article on cosmetics safety written by their Editorial Board – representing the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. The piece aptly noted that there is a problem in the U.S. with harmful ingredients in cosmetics products. For any of my followers, this news is certainly not new, but it’s nice to see mainstream attention to an issue I’m so passionate about. The board argued for strong legislation in response to the problem, and said it’s the only response.

But I say, not so fast…

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New MADE SAFE Certified BODY STONES from Kate McLeod

 
Kate McLeod Body Stones imageMade Safe is thrilled to announce new certified BODY STONES from Kate McLeod! Kate McLeod’s innovative moisturizers come in the shape of a stone within their very own gorgeous reusable bamboo canisters. When the time comes, order a refill only, which cuts back on packaging. Each BODY STONE is comprised of five core ingredients and melt on contact with the skin, transforming applying your moisturizer into a self-care ritual.

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Tox Talk Tuesdays: April

 
Tox Talk Tuesday graphicEvery first and third Tuesday of the month at 11:00am Pacific/2:00pm Eastern, Made Safe executive director Amy Ziff opens up her office on Facebook Live to talk about toxic chemicals, safe solutions and products, and answer questions. Join us on our Facebook page!

This month we’re talking hair care. Tune in for these topics:

Tuesday, 4/4: Surfactants
Learn what surfactants are and why they’re in shampoo. Amy will name specific ones to watch for and talk safe shampoo.

Tuesday, 4/18: Emulsifiers
Most conditioners contain emulsifiers. But are they safe? What role do they play in conditioner? Learn what to watch for and what to opt for instead.

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The TEDx Talk That Shocks – and Inspires

We live in a world of unprecedented toxic exposure. A world where babies are born pre-polluted, exposed to cocktail of harmful chemicals in utero. A world where diseases linked to toxic chemicals like cancer, auto-immune disorders, early-onset puberty, infertility, Alzheimers, ADHD, diabetes, and obesity are on the rise. (more…)

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