How to Protect Our Children
We’ve learned about why it’s important to protect your growing children from endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Now let’s discuss how to get the job done. It may seem overwhelming, but you can do it with a little practice – and the benefits are worth the effort!Read full story
PVC Isn’t Really Toxic, Is It?
PVC is everywhere. It’s commonly used in bath toys, teethers, baby bibs, inflatable pool toys, children’s playground ball pits, dog toys, shower curtains, mattress covers, cling wrap and in most non-slip bath mats. And that’s just for starters! There is a growing awareness of polyvinyl chloride’s toxic nature, but the quest to avoid it is [...]Read full story
Research Links Phthalates to Mental Development and Weak Bones
Phthalates are yet another set of hormone-mimicking chemicals that are used in many household products including: shampoo, makeup, perfumes, air fresheners, bibs, teethers, inflatable toys, vinyl flooring, IV tubing, insect repellant and much more. We recently learned that even medication capsules are encased in a phthalate-based polymer and can deliver high doses of phthalates as [...]Read full story
Is Bisphenol-a Truly Harmful or Have We Gone too Far?
Many Americans have come to agree that bisphenol-a (BPA) is probably worrisome enough to avoid. The move to a BPA-free lifestyle no longer requires a leap of faith when current research continually points to new evidence of harm to the health of our children. Recent studies have linked BPA to effects such as increased aggression [...]Read full story
Taking a Break
My name is Alicia Voorhies and I’m a RN who left the work force to spend some time recharging. I enjoyed working as Director of Nursing for a non-profit organization to care for people with developmental disabilities in a home-based setting. But I began to suffer from that old familiar burn out, so I decided [...]Read full story