Eco Fashion 101, Part Three: The Secret Sustainable Question
    Eco Fashion 101, Part Three: The Secret Sustainable Question

    You've heard about the impact new clothing has on the environment?that you can tell next season's hot color by looking at the rivers in Mexico and China, where global fashion brands use hazardous chem…

    Eco Fashion 101, Part Two: Your Toxic Closet
    Eco Fashion 101, Part Two: Your Toxic Closet

    Going shopping? Before you hit the mall think about this: The average American generates 11.8 million tons of textile waste?10 pounds for every person?every year. That's four million tons of solid was…

    Eco Fashion 101, Part One: What’s Green, Anyway?
    Eco Fashion 101, Part One: What’s Green, Anyway?

    There are a lot of words being thrown around when it comes to green fashion. But green isn't a label or a certification; it's a state of mind that, to me, means a product is sustainably produced using…

    Let’s Start a National Conversation about Protecting Kids from Pesticides

    It's a fact. Kids today are sicker than they were a generation ago, and pesticides are part of the reason why. (more…)…

    Pesticide-free Schools – Inside & Out!
    Pesticide-free Schools – Inside & Out!

    All across the country, many states and school districts have decided that pesticide-free schools are better for children's health ? and that doesn't mean schools are overrun with bugs or playing fiel…

    Top 10 Ways to Protect Kids from Pesticides
    Top 10 Ways to Protect Kids from Pesticides

    Last week, Pesticide Action Network released A Generation in Jeopardy, an easy-to-read ? but deeply disturbing ? report that highlights the latest science linking pesticides and children's health harm…

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    Reduce Pesticide Use at Home – and Then Do More

    New evidence from researchers across the country shows that pesticides are harming our children. As a mother of two teenagers, I know we can take steps at home to reduce our family's pesticide exposur…

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    New Report Shows Children Are Sicker and Pesticides Are One Reason Why

    Today's children are less healthy than they were a generation ago, and science shows that pesticides are contributing to the trend. This is the core finding of a new report from Pesticide Action Netwo…

    Dietary Advice to Address Arsenic Concern
    Dietary Advice to Address Arsenic Concern

    I'd like to thank co-author Ashley Koff, RD for her initiative on this issue. More of her work can be seen at AskleyKoffApproved.com. You've heard the news, and in sets panic. Have I been inadvertentl…

    What Can Be Done to Protect Against the Impact of Fire Retardants?
    What Can Be Done to Protect Against the Impact of Fire Retardants?

    There are two big questions in the fight against flame retardants: How do I protect my own family and how do I make a difference for the future of our planet? (more…)…

    Do Flame Retardants Prevent Fires?
    Do Flame Retardants Prevent Fires?

    According to the peer reviewed paper, Flame Retardants in Furniture Foam: Benefits and Risks, the California standard TB117 has not been shown to improve ?re safety and is thus presenting an unnecessa…

    How Are We Exposed to Flame Retardants?
    How Are We Exposed to Flame Retardants?

    For many chemicals, diet is the primary concern. Not so for most flame retardant chemicals. But how are we exposed? (more…)…

    Who is Most Vulnerable to the Impact of Flame Retardants?
    Who is Most Vulnerable to the Impact of Flame Retardants?

    Flame retardants, including Chlorinate Tris, Firemaster 550, and PentaBDE, are found in the foam inside upholstered furniture in order to meet California regulations -- the must be able to withstand e…

    What’s the Problem with Flame Retardants?
    What’s the Problem with Flame Retardants?

    Flame retardants, applied to the foam inside 80% of upholstered furniture in the United States, may not save lives. In fact, during a fire they will burn in seconds and give off the toxic gases that a…

    Tending the Garden Within
    Tending the Garden Within

    One of my favorite gardening activities is digging potatoes. Rich soil hides delicious, nutritious gems like the ones in the image above from our garden. (more…)…

    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 …

    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 undi…

    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 muc…

    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 …

    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 mo…