Closeup screen capture of Dr. Greene from Healthy Child video
    April 7, 2015
    Chemicals in Your Environment

    Parents are often surprised when I tell them that a great number of the products we use in our homes are not necessarily evaluated and declared safe by a government entity. The paints that cover your …

    Mother sitting on a couch surrounded by text of parental emotions.
    January 15, 2015
    We’ve Got The Power! Five Amazing Aspects of Chemical Toxicity That Will Inspire and Empower you!

    [caption id="attachment_50692" align="alignnone" width="508"] Image courtesy Penelope Jagessar Chaffer.[/caption] There is nothing more guilt inducing and paralyzing that finding out about how toxic c…

    Doctor looking questioningly out a window
    January 13, 2015
    Why Doctor Doesn’t Always Know Best and Three Ways You Can Change That

    One of the things I hear the most when I talk to other parents and concerned individuals about toxic chemicals is that people are frustrated by their doctor’s lack of information on the topic. Wheth…

    Embryo
    January 12, 2015
    Are We Raising the Most Polluted Generation in the History of the Planet?

    That was the question I asked a month ago, when I gave a TEDx talk in the beautiful art deco masterpiece, the Palais des Beaux-Arts, in Brussels, Belgium. Brussels is the home of the European Union an…

    Boy drinking from a water fountain
    January 8, 2015
    18 Powerful Water Facts to Inspire Water Conservation

    Occasionally, a hot shower holds me hostage. And then one of these water facts floats into my brain and I come back to consciousness. Water covers 70.9 percent of the earth’s surface. Only 2.5 perce…

    Caddy of cleaning supplies
    December 6, 2014
    Cleaning Supplies: are they really clean?

    [caption id="attachment_49980" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Collin Anderson[/caption]   Low-dose exposure to chemicals in even one product can have lasting damage to our bodies. The re…

    Refrigerator Storage
    November 17, 2014
    From Bakeware to Blenders — Getting the Plastic Out of the Kitchen

    As I wrote yesterday, it's impossible for us to know which plastics are absolutely safe to eat or drink from because plastics manufacturers do not disclose the chemicals added to their plastic product…

    Are There Any Safe Plastics
    November 12, 2014
    Are There Any Safe Plastics?

    Which plastics are safe to eat or drink from? Or to give our children? If you Google “which plastics are safe?”, you’ll find lots of articles on the Internet explaining the resin identification …

    farmers-market
    November 11, 2014
    Top 10 Tips to Reduce Your Plastic Footprint

    Why should we reduce our plastic use? Isn’t that what recycling is for? Actually, recycling is the last of the 3 R’s -- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – because it’s meant to be the last step, a way t…

    Photo by Beth Terry. Kahuku Point, the northern most tip of Oahu, on Coastal Cleanup Day, September, 2013.

Plastic continuously washes ashore from out in the ocean because of the nature of the currents. Cleaning it up is a Sisyphean task.
    November 10, 2014
    Why Go Plastic-Free?

    Photo by Beth Terry. Kahuku Point, the northern most tip of Oahu, on Coastal Cleanup Day, September, 2013. Plastic continuously washes ashore from out in the ocean because of the nature of the curr…

    Young girl sits on a sofa in a furniture store.
    September 3, 2014
    The Questionable Safety of Replacement Fire Retardants

    [caption id="attachment_48927" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Kevin Utting.[/caption]   Several years ago, a class of fire retardant chemicals known as PBDEs, or polybrominated diphenyl …

    Photo by Kelly Taylor
    September 2, 2014
    EWG-Duke Study Finds Children Have Higher Exposures to Toxic Fire Retardants

    [caption id="attachment_49058" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Kelly Taylor[/caption]   When fire retardants known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, were pulled off the U.S. ma…

    Toddler sitting in a sand, pouring sand into a pail
    July 17, 2014
    The Polluted Playground – Keeping Kids Safe in a Toxic World

    From the food our families eat, to the sand our kids play in we are surrounded by pesticides, chemicals, genetically modified food, and environmental pollutants. Part of protecting our families is sim…

    I Was Wrong About the Environment
    May 3, 2014
    I Was Wrong about the Environment

    Time and again the magic begins the same way. Sperm and egg come together to create an absolutely unique cell. Then this cell divides to create two identical cells., These cells divide, and divide aga…

    How Safe is your Water
    April 23, 2014
    How Safe is your Water?

    What would you do if you woke up one morning and the water coming from your tap was poisoned? You wouldn’t be able to drink, cook or bathe in it. That was the reality for over 100,000 families in We…

    Pediatricians vs Chemical Industry
    December 13, 2013
    Pediatricians vs. Chemical Industry

    Who should Congress listen to as they craft laws to regulate toxic chemicals? There is nothing more important than protecting our children’s health. The majority of parents know that when it comes d…

    protect your family from toxic chemicals
    December 12, 2013
    Retailers Taking Action to Protect your Family from Toxic Chemicals

    For many of us, we feel the frustration of trying to find safe, non-toxic products while we’re standing in the aisle of a major retail chain. Looking up and down the aisle, I will turn over a laundr…

    safe and healthy environments
    December 11, 2013
    Creating safe and healthy environments

    When you think about the word “environment”, what comes to mind? Yosemite National Park, swimming in a lake in northern Wisconsin, or a field of roaming bison? For most people we think of the natu…

    childrens health problems
    December 10, 2013
    Are Children’s Health Problems the new “Normal?”

    Childhood cancers like leukemia and brain cancer have gone up 20% in the last 40 years. Puberty is starting earlier than it did in the past. Learning disabilities and autism have grown exponentially i…

    picking up the phone
    December 9, 2013
    Moms, Aunts and Grandmas are Picking up the Phone

    Today thousands of people are coming together to make a call. They won’t be calling their partner, doctor or friends. They’re calling Congress. If you just rolled your eyes at the thought of calli…