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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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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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New Healthy Pregnancy Guide, from MADE SAFE + Plastic Pollution Coalition

The Best Tips, Products & Tools for a Healthier Pregnancy & Planet

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Are you pregnant? Trying to conceive? Or just thinking about expanding your family? No matter where you are in the process, The Healthy Pregnancy Guide is for you. From kitchen and diet, to personal care and water quality, MADE SAFE and Plastic Pollution Coalition have combined our expertise to bring you a compilation of essential information, tools, tips, and product recommendations.

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9 Black-Founded Green Beauty Brands to Support

 
Black-founded green beauty brands imageIn the wake of the recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we are each called to fight racial injustice in our communities. There are numerous ways we can act in solidarity: donating to national or local organizations working to bolster Black communities, educating ourselves and others about anti-racism and dismantling systems of oppression, and showing up to community events like food and supply drives, clean-ups, or protests. Another way is supporting Black-founded businesses.

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