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Toxic Chemicals in Hand Sanitizer

Toxic chemicals in hand sanitizer imageHand washing with soap is considered the first line of defense for hygiene, but when that option isn’t available, hand sanitizers are a big help. The first thing to consider when shopping for hand sanitizer is the active ingredient, which is the ingredient that performs the sanitizing.

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Nontoxic Intimacy: Ingredients of Concern in Sexual Health Products

Nontoxic Intimacy blog graphicValentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love of all kinds. While our kids are writing notes and sending chocolates, we can’t help but think about the different forms of intimacy. And thinking about intimacy leads us to the concerning ingredients found in many sexual health products. (more…)

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What’s Inside Your Body Wash?

We spend a lot of time thinking about the ingredients in our facial products and hair care, but what about our shower routine? What are we cleansing our bodies with every day – and what’s washing down the drain? (more…)

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10 Ways to Live Less Toxic in 2021

Live less toxic blog post image2021: A brand new year to live a less toxic lifestyle. To start, we are kicking off the year with 10 ideas to begin this commitment right now. In your own home. We recommend starting this new year by picking one or two items that you can work toward immediately and then pace yourself in working toward the others.

Living a healthier lifestyle is not a quick fix. What matters most is taking consistent steps where you can and as you are able.

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December MADE SAFE New Year’s Revolution – Candles

A Note to Those Who Have Come Along for the Whole Year

December New Years Revolution imageIt’s hard to believe that we are here—a whole year of taking concrete steps towards cultivating a healthier home environment through our New Year’s Revolution Challenge. We are so glad you joined us for this journey. It is our hope that the twelve swaps we suggested, however small, are helping to reduce the number of harmful substances in your living space. Our intention is to do the best we can right now, while striving to continue to do better when it is possible. Every seemingly small decision gives you the opportunity to align yourself with your commitment to healthy living!
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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 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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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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