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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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MADE SAFE’s Guide to The Benefits of Meditation

BY DEBBY COOK
MADE SAFE Science and Research Product Manager & Certified Yoga Instructor

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How to Get Started

Meditation. My first experience with meditation was in third grade. The legislature in the state of Connecticut passed a law requiring public schools to begin the day with three minutes of “silent meditation.” My teacher decided that, in quiet protest, she would allow each of her students to have a day to play their favorite song during meditation. To this day, if I hear “Hotel California” I am transported to my third-grade classroom.

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MADE SAFE New Year’s Revolution – SEPTEMBER Body Wash Challenge

  September New Year's Revolution graphicIn our monthly steps to reduce the burden of toxic chemicals in our homes, our most-used products are typically a good place to start since those are the products we come into contact with most frequently.

One of the typical high-use products that many of us don’t stop to consider very often is our body wash. 
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MADE SAFE’s Complete Guide to Transitioning to Clean Deodorant

BY SYDNEY COOK

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“Clean deodorant just doesn’t work for me. Trust me, I’ve tried.”

I’ve heard this countless times in what seems like hundreds of conversations about clean deodorant. Which deodorant I use is typically the first question I receive when new acquaintances find out what I do for work.

People are desperate for deodorants that are clean and that stop the stink. But the truth is the equation isn’t just about the deodorant itself – it’s about the transition process too.

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MADE SAFE New Year’s Revolution – AUGUST Air Freshener Challenge

  New Year's Revolution graphicBad odors: something that no one wants around.

You want to know about something else you might not want around?

The concerning ingredients in conventional air fresheners often used to combat those bad odors. (more…)

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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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