Do You Know There’s Lead In Lipstick?


  Whether you’re going natural or rocking red lips this season, make sure to color your pout with a lead-free, lip-loving formula. Lead in lipstick? Indeed. EcoStiletto, our source for sustainable fashion, beauty & lifestyle, uncovered a 2007 FDA study, the neurotoxin—in varying levels—showed up in more than 400 lipsticks tested. And while the FDA claims the […]

Safe Chemicals Headed To The Hill- 36 Years Late


By: Rachel Sarnoff Senator Lautenberg celebrates on Capitol Hill. Photo: Chicago Tribune Ready for some big news? The Senate voted to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This may sound like just more political posturing to some, but for those of us involved in children’s environmental health, it’s a ridiculously big deal. What’s the […]

FDA Bans BPA, But Alternatives May Be Worse


By: Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff   Could this be the source of serious hormone-disruptors? Bisphenol A, also known as BPA, has been a rallying point for parents everywhere. Once we found out about problems associated with the industrial chemical, which is used to harden plastics used in food storage containers, water bottles, toys, and other consumer goods, […]

The Average Green Joe


By: Susan Howard Bring your own bags to the grocery store.  Once you do it you’ll get over the hump, plus you can look down on everyone else in the check out line.  I heard about a woman that forgot her bags and got so mad at herself that she hand carried her purchases item […]

Product Of The Day

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Brought to you by Out With Mommy- K. Pearson Brown . New car seats for kids usually come in huge, wasteful cardboard boxes, but not the Cosco Scenera Convertible Car Seat, packaged in the first-ever eco-friendly travel and storage bag. The carry bag has eliminated over 65 tons of paperboard waste, saving an estimated 2,700-plus […]