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New Survey Results: Shoppers Want Safe & Healthy Products

 
The secret is out. People want to buy products that won’t harm their health. Today we released What Shoppers Want: Safe & Healthy Products, a survey we conducted with our partners at Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. The results are a big signal to companies and retailers everywhere: Shoppers surveyed prioritize the health & safety of a product and products being “free of certain toxic chemicals” over environmental impact, performance, and even price. (more…)

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Toxic Feminine Care & Safe Solutions

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If you’ve ever looked at the label on a conventional pad or tampon box, you might find it lacking for ingredients. Maybe you’ve wondered what’s actually in there. But hey, it’s just cotton, right? (more…)

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Toxic Chemicals in Sunscreen & Safer Alternatives

 

Annmarie Made Safe photoIt’s officially spring, and that means most people are starting to spend more time outdoors. While we love all the benefits of Vitamin D, increased sun exposure also means increased risk from the sun’s rays. Now is a good time to think about protecting your skin from too much sun. (more…)

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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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One Year of MADE SAFE

 
Guess what? MADE SAFE is one year old this month! It’s hard to believe it’s only been a year, because we’ve done so much:
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Why What You Put on Your Baby’s Skin Matters

 

Pleni Naturals founder Allyson Owens tells us about formulating safe baby products, her decision to use fruit and veggie-based ingredients, and tips for reducing kids’ exposure to toxic chemicals. Watch to get the goods!

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Presenting Natracare: First-Ever MADE SAFE Certified Feminine Care

 
Natracare just made history by becoming the first brand with MADE SAFE™ certified pads, tampons, maternity pads, and nursing pads.

Why is this a big deal? Because, if you’ve ever looked at the label on the conventional pad or tampon box, you might find it a bit lacking. The feminine care industry has historically been shrouded in secrecy. (more…)

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Natracare Becomes First Brand With Made Safe Certified Feminine & Maternity Care

 

Natracare tampons and pads are made without known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, reproductive toxins, or other toxic chemicals found to harm women’s health

Natracare announcementNEW YORK – In an industry that has recently come under increased scrutiny for ingredient safety and lack of disclosure, Natracare is leading the way in safe feminine care. The company is the first brand to certify its tampons, pads, maternity pads and nursing pads with the scientifically rigorous MADE SAFE® (Made with Safe Ingredients) seal. As the first nontoxic certification to apply widely to consumer products, the revolutionary MADE SAFE seal verifies that products are made without chemicals or ingredients known to harm human health, animals, and ecosystems. (more…)

3 Wellness Resolutions + Giveaways to Help You Keep Them

 
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Want some ideas for New Year’s resolutions you can actually keep? When it comes to resolving to get harmful chemicals out of your daily routine, you can’t go wrong. There are easy changes you can make and stick to, and they make a difference. Even the smallest step to live healthier can decrease the likelihood of health problems linked to toxic ingredients, like obesity, fertility problems or learning disabilities.
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