Environmental Health Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • A Model Home

    A Model Home

    Being a mom makes you see the world in a new light. We want to make the world a better place for our children. And often that starts with the home. Many of us don’t realize that the very chemicals we use to clean our homes can actually harm us. In fact, many chemicals have […]

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  • Jessica Capshaw for Moms Clean Air Force

    Jessica Capshaw for Moms Clean Air Force

    I’ll admit it. I’m addicted to Grey’s Anatomy. My dad was a surgeon, and as a kid I really wanted to go to medical school when I grew up. But I couldn’t even get through premed. Advanced calculus undid me.  Now I get my medical thrills from TV.

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  • Raffi

    Raffi, Moms Clean Air Force, Mother Love & Regulations

    Recently, the musician/philosopher Raffi visited us online at Moms Clean Air Force and left a generous, kind, enthusiastic vote of confidence about our work. We were thrilled. Raffi’s music was as much a part of my children’s lives as any book we shared. Raffi says our kids are “Beluga Grads“.

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  • Julianne Moore for Moms Clean Air Force

    Julianne Moore for Moms Clean Air Force

    The generosity–and genuine concern–of moms never ceases to amaze me. Out of the blue I wrote to Julianne Moore, knowing she is an activist mom, asking her if she would help us spread the word about the connection between toxic air pollution and children’s health.

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  • Why I’m Fighting for Clean Air

    Why I’m Fighting for Clean Air

    I’m what you might call an Older Mom. I’m 55, and my kids are in their twenties.  I guess they’re now officially “adult children”, out of the house and living on their own. But you know what? Once a mom, always a mom. I still worry about them.

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  • Naptime Activism

    Naptime Activism

    No one knows busy better than a mom. I’ve got dear friends who have just had twins, and after a day with the infants, I’m exhausted. And I don’t have even have night duty.

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  • Raising Daughters in an Age of Precocious Puberty

    Raising Daughters in an Age of Precocious Puberty

    A couple of weeks ago, The New York Times ran an article, “Puberty Before Age 10: A New Normal?” that begins with a story about a young girl hitting puberty at age six. After struggling to understand her daughter’s early development, the mother writes:

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  • How Can We Protect Our Kids If We Don’t Know What We’re Trying to Protect Them From?

    How Can We Protect Our Kids If We Don’t Know What We’re Trying to Protect Them From?

    Recently, we heard from a mom who was struggling to learn about what ingredients were used in her daughter’s diaper. She had contacted the major manufacturer and the response was close to this:  “we can’t share the ingredients because it’s a trade secret, but if your doctor sends us a letter outlining your child’s allergies, […]

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  • Capture the Last Bits of Value in a Compost Bucket

    Wildly Affordable Organic Kitchen Containers: Capture the Last Bits of Value in a Compost Bucket

    As an organic gardener, I’ve read more tributes to the healing power of compost than a person should in a lifetime. Compost heals the soil! It keeps valuable, soil-building material out of the landfill! A compost pile that is so hot that it steams is virtuous and sexy.

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  • Freeze Your Scraps for a Free Lunch

    Wildly Affordable Organic Kitchen Containers: Freeze Your Scraps for a Free Lunch

    Are you throwing perfectly good food into the trash? Or worse yet, letting it molder in plastic tubs before you throw it way? In today’s post on kitchen containers, learn to set up and use a Stoup container to turn your scraps into a free lunch. This stew-soup is a core Wildly Affordable Organic meal.

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