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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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Less Toxic Ways to Repel Ticks

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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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Tips for Safer Outdoor Gear

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With back-to-school right around the bend, you and your family are probably spending as much time outdoors as possible. Whether you’re soaking up rays at a local pool, trekking through the woods at a nearby park or sharing stories and laughs around a campfire, you’re probably bringing your favorite outdoor gear with you.

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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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Triclosan

 
Triclosan graphicThis October, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re highlighting common chemicals linked to breast cancer across a range of everyday products. According to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, a woman’s risk of breast cancer has increased by more than 40 percent over the last two decades, to a lifetime risk of 1 in 8(more…)

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