Refrigerator case of plastic milk jugs
    Breaking down the numbers: Chemicals in Packaging

    Walking into the grocery store, we may feel more confident in making the right decision for our families thanks to more transparent labeling efforts. The USDA Organic label is stamped right there in p…

    Cow being milked with a milking machine
    Sneaky Toxin #2: Organic & Grass-Fed Dairy

    This series of blog posts is all about hidden and surprising sources of toxins, and this one REALLY surprised me when I learned about it a few years ago. It also scared me: as a quasi-vegetarian, I ea…

    Red sippy cup sitting alone in a park
    Sneaky Toxin #1: BPA-Free Baby Bottles & Sippy Cups

    Have you ever ordered a "healthy" item from a fast-food menu? A salad at these places might consist of a pile of anemic iceberg lettuce topped with chicken fingers and drowning in ranch dressing. An e…

    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?

    Which are theásafe 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 identification co…

    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 way to …