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#ChemicalCallout: Permethrin & Pyrethrins

 
Permethrin featured imageWhen most of us think of pesticides, we generally think of crops. However, pesticides can end up in our homes and bodies in ways beyond just food. Products like over-the-counter lice treatments, pet shampoos, gardening products, and bug sprays can all contain registered pesticides too. This blog contains information about two pesticides – permethrin and pyrethrins – how they can find their way into your home and ways you can minimize your exposure. 

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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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Less Toxic Ways to Repel Ticks

Photo of family running in woods

It’s the end of summer, you can feel it. The warm, sunny days to be followed by crisp, temperate nights of autumn. Back-to-school excitement hangs in the air. There’s football season, school plays, friends new and old. The leaves begin to turn. We love autumn.

And so do the ticks.

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#ChemicalCallout: Chlorpyrifos

 
Chlorpyrifos graphicUpdate: Victory!
On August 9, 2018, the 9th Circuit Court mandated the the EPA ban chlorpyrifos within 60 days. No more will this toxic pesticide be used on our fruits and veggies. This is a monumental step towards protecting the health and safety of all people — but especially our children, rural families, and farmworkers.


As part of our #ChemicalCallout series to expose some of the worst toxic offenders in everyday products, we’re regularly highlighting a chemical from our Hazard List on social media. (more…)

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#ChemicalCallout: DEET

 
DEET graphicAs part of our #ChemicalCallout series to expose some of the worst toxic offenders, we’re regularly highlighting a chemical from our MADE SAFE Hazard List on social media. Each month we’re profiling one chemical on our blog so you can learn more about it and how to avoid it with MADE SAFE certified alternatives.

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