Washing Machine with person inside and legs sticking out. Toxic laundry room.
    June 4, 2018
    Do You Have a Toxic Laundry Room?

    Depending on the size of your household, your laundry room might be one of the busiest rooms in your home during the week and especially on weekends. As much as you try to stay caught up on the laundr…

    Marine sand on a beach - sand scaricity
    May 15, 2018
    The Next Generation’s Challenge: Sand Scarcity

    A day at the beach, building the perfect sandcastle at the playground, watching how the sand trickles in the hourglass while playing a board game - joyful moments don’t take much but they do require…

    Alan Greene, Jane Goodall, Cheryl Greene -- meeting Jane Goodall
    August 14, 2017
    Meeting Jane Goodall & The Chimpanzees

    After one of the hardest hikes of my life, I stepped into a small clearing and turned to see a full-grown male chimp perched in a tree just above and behind me. He was close enough to attack if he’d…

    Alan Greene, Jane Goodall, Cheryl Greene -- meeting Jane Goodall
    July 3, 2017
    Podcast: Our unexpected African adventure to meet Jane Goodall & the chimpanzees

    In a wonderful and surprising turn of events, my wife Cheryl and I were given the amazing opportunity to travel to Tanzania to meet Jane Goodall, meet the wild chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream Nation…

    Image of a 1950s public school building. This type of building could have used asbestos during construction.
    December 8, 2015
    Asbestos Exposure: How Safe Are You? How Safe Are Your Children?

    Asbestos was a popular construction material during the 20th century because of its low cost and heat and chemical resistant properties. As a result, its use became mainstream, especially in the comme…

    Blue-eyed girl in a field of flowers - Gardening together with your kids gives them an appreciation for nature.
    October 27, 2015
    See Your Children Sprout By Planting Flowers

    Children are natural gardeners. They possess incredible curiosity and get excited to try and do new things--qualities that we adults can learn from! On top of that, children often learn better by doin…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    November 12, 2014
    Are There Any Safe Plastics?

    Which are the safe plastics 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 identifica…

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

    Why should we reduce our plastic footprint? 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…

    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 …

    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…

    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…

    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…