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Moth Balls are Bad

Big Girl has a lot of clothing. A. Lot. A LOT. I went a little crazy when she was born, buying so much that many of her outfits were only worn once or twice. (Editorial note: I have calmed down a lot as my concern about the environment has grown.) Anyway, since so much of […]

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A study popped into my in-box a few minutes ago from the University of Florida Health Science Center: Antibacterial Agent Could Cause Pregnancy Problems. I’ll give you the quick and dirty summary. Researchers think that triclosan interferes with estrogen sulfotransferase, an enzyme that is linked to the metabolism of estrogen. Estrogen that’s supposed to move […]

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I’m thrilled to have a guest blogger today! Meet Kathy Morelli, who pens the blog, Motherhood, Marriage, & Mental Health. I just read an article in the September issue of Oprah Magazine, by editor-in-chief Susan Casey. Ms. Casey wrote about she recently witnessed the devastation caused by the BP oil leak (uh, how about super […]

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I subscribe to a bunch of e-newsletters. One of my must-reads is from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). I got my latest email newsletter yesterday and opened it right up. The first item was a link to the organization’s Healthy Home Checklist, a two-page PDF that details all the actions you can take to make […]

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“Here, use my inhaler.” We had just come out of our ballet class, and we watched as the woman who usually sits at the front desk tried to get her young teen daughter to take a puff of albuterol. The studio’s owner looked worried as she asked the woman if her daughter was sick. Did […]

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