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Raise the Green Bar 2020 – Presented by Good Housekeeping + MADE SAFE

 

Raise the Green Bar logo imageRaise the Green Bar is an annual sustainability event hosted by MADE SAFE and Good Housekeeping. The event, usually held live at the LEED-certified Hearst Tower in midtown Manhattan, went virtual this year to thousands of viewers.
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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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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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10 Tips for Fathers-to-Be from MADE SAFE Advisor, Michelle Perro, MD

BY MICHELLE PERRO, MD

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There are many ways to become a dad! Whether a person gets there through adoption, traditional conception, or newer modes of conception through assisted reproductive technologies, these journeys all lead to the same place: fatherhood.

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MADE SAFE’s Health-Conscious Guide to Cleaning and Disinfecting During COVID-19

 

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The widespread concern over the COVID-19 pandemic is causing many of us to take a second look at our cleaning routines. Now, many of us are questioning the products we use and our cleaning methods, wondering if they are actually helping us to support and maintain our health. 

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The Story of a COVID-19 Pregnancy

 
Interview with Elizabeth imageAn Interview with MADE SAFE’s Elizabeth

Preparing for motherhood isn’t always an easy journey, let alone planning for the arrival of a little one in the midst of a global health crisis. Many women are finding themselves treading water in a sea of unknowns beyond what is the common experience in the transition to motherhood. For MADE SAFE, this hits especially close to home as our team member, Elizabeth, found herself in this very position. Elizabeth kindly offered to share her experience in the hopes that it may encourage other mothers who may be walking a similar road right now.

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Behind the Seal: What the MADE SAFE Team Is Doing During COVID-19

 
MADE SAFE team group photos taking care imageThe team at MADE SAFE is working remotely, as best we all can, despite things being anything but business-as-usual. We know we aren’t alone in feeling as if our world has been turned upside-down. 

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