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Governor Jerry Brown has signed the bill banning toxic BPA in baby bottles and children’s sippy cups! This is a huge victory for the thousands of babies who will be born in California this year–including mine–and for environmental advocates, who have worked for years to make this common-sense ban on a toxic chemical in children’s […]

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With four pregnant girlfriends I was beyond concerned after reading Chemical in plastics ‘feminising’ baby boys on the Telegraph’s website this morning. The University of Rochester in New York State tested urine samples of 145 women in the 28th week of pregnancy checking for traces of phthalates, chemicals which can mimic the female sex hormone […]

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Evidence continues to pile up that BPA (Bisphenol A) is finding it’s way into our food.  The levels of BPA found in some of the food products recently tested skirted close to what scientists believe are dangerous levels, especially for children. Canned Del Monte Fresh Cut Green Beans Blue Lake had the highest amount of BPA […]

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This is it, folks. Years of suspicion and uneasiness is, to my great distress, vindicated by science. A team of Yale Scientists document that exposure to BPA, a synthetic estrogen that disrupts the endrocine system, will likely have grave consequences for human reproduction. When you cut through all articles out there documenting their findings, here’s […]

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Next time you make an effort to be Green, like giving out re-usable green bags when people buy a cookie, please DO NOT HAVE THEM INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED IN PLASTIC. Defeats the purpose. OY! Average Rating: 4.7 out of 5 based on 271 user reviews. [ | | | | ]

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Thanks to the great work that Junkraft.com and www.Algalita.org are doing, we’re getting a first hand look how the devestation plastic over-use has wrought in our oceans Average Rating: 4.4 out of 5 based on 262 user reviews. [ | | | | ]

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My first real introduction to inane plastic over-usage was having children. There’s nothing quite like the mountains of toys and bits and pieces that only seem to be enjoyed during the “opening” portion of a birthday present. Then I’d notice curiously that my kids would receive far more hours of enjoyment over a cardboard box. […]

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Ah, the sheer power of Oprah. I couldn’t believe how many people I know that didn’t know about the mass of plastic in the Pacific twice the size of texas until Oprah finally had a show about it. It’s a great horrifying movie that sums it up in a way that’s easy to understand. Maybe […]

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It depends on how much you use them according to Daniel Goleman and Gregory Norris of the New York Times. How Green Is My Bottle? Earth Day is this Wednesday, and all things “green” will be celebrated. But it’s worth asking: how environmentally friendly are “green” products, really? Consider, for example, this paragon of eco-virtue: […]

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