Prevention Continues

We began our 31 Days Towards Breast Cancer Prevention campaign talking about the need to change the conversation during Breast Cancer Awareness Month from awareness towards action for breast cancer prevention.  Why?  We are all aware of breast cancer, know far too many women and men affected by the disease and spend the month of […]

Cleaning with Bubbles?

Scrub your dishes clean with products that don’t contain endocrine disrupting fragrances by trading your petroleum based soap for  a castile, glycerine-based, or other naturally derived liquid soap.  In fact, did you know that “bubbles” are added to most cleaning products as an aesthetic feature, they don’t actually help you clean better but, make you […]

A New Body and a New Voice

By Kristi Marsh As temperatures drop in New England, plumes of vibrant fall color adorn my routine. Along with russet and pumpkin hues, seas of curvaceous pink breast cancer ribbons are omnipresent. Bits of coral flicker from baseball hats and sweatshirt logos. Professional football players suit up in pastel pink jerseys and hot pink shoelaces. […]

Cling Wrap Alternatives

Uncling! Cling wrap is made of PVC, which contains harmful additives like lead, cadmium, phthalates, and the phthalate DEHP – nothing you want to ingest. Wrap up your food in wax paper or use plates for covering food instead.  

Sales Receipts

Careful handling those sales receipts. BPA can show up in some unexpected places, like your wallet. A December 2010 study from Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and the Washington Toxics Coalition found that 95% of the money they tested contained traces of BPA. How did it get there? Thermal paper receipts are coated in a powdery […]