New Evidence for Toxics in Food Packaging – Tips to Avoid Them

A report recently published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (part of the British Medical Journal) adds further scientific evidence to the presence of synthetic toxics in food packaging. When food and beverages come in contact with the packaging, chemicals can leach out and are ingested by anyone who consumes that item. In […]

VICTORY: P&G Stops Using Diethyl Phthalate and Triclosan in Products!

After extended pressure from consumers, Proctor & Gamble has announced that they will stop using two toxic chemicals, diethyl phthalate (DEP) and triclosan, in their personal care products. P & G is a multinational corporation owning several name brands including Crest, Head & Shoulders, Covergirl, Herbal Essences, Pantene, Olay, and more. This is a major […]

European Study Finds Toxins in Consumer Products

A study conducted by the British environmental group, ClientEarth, tested various consumer products for five endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), or hormone-altering chemicals that have been linked with cancer, reproductive problems, and other negative health consequences. Our sister organization, Silent Spring Institute, did a similar product-testing study in 2012 looking for many of the same chemicals […]

National Campaign for Consumer Safety Begins Today!

Environment and health groups across the country have launched a new campaign for consumer safety.  Using a list of over 100 chemicals of concern, groups are targeting major retailers to reformulate consumer products.  The full list of chemicals (including BPA, PVC and others) was sent to 10 companies yesterday along with a letter signed by […]

New Report Finds Toxic Flame Retardants in Children’s Nap Mats

A report commissioned by the Center for Environment and Health and co-released by the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow finds chemical flame retardants in children’s nap mats. Our sister organization, Silent Spring Institute, has also conducted research on flame retardants. They found these chemicals in the house dust of most homes sampled, often at levels […]