Monday, September 16, 2019

Play. Taste. Smell. Why You Should Make Your Own Play Dough (it so easy!)




Today, over at Instagram (@nontoxicmunchkin) , I am talking about art supplies and offering tips on how to make sure that the art supplies you buy your little one are in fact safe and non-toxic.

For the youngest munchkins, who like to taste and explore by placing things in their mouths, using edible ingredients and completely natural ingredients is always the safest option.

One of the easiest art product to make - with completely edible ingredients you probably already have at home, is play dough.  

Here is more...

WHAT IS IN PLAY DOUGH?

Thursday, September 5, 2019

$10 off Branch Basics




Congratulations to Branch Basics which has received Made Safe Certification!
Made Safe is the most stringent certification process currently available: basically when a company or product is Made Safe certified you know it is non-toxic and safe for the whole family.

To read my full review on Branch Basics check out my post from earlier this year!

If you are curious and want to try Branch Basics here is a code for $10 off your purchase!
http://branchbasics.refr.cc/nontoxicmunchkin


Monday, August 26, 2019


Are cell phones as safe as regulators and manufacturers say they are? Could the levels of radiofrequency radiation be higher than reported and thus pose a potential danger to humans; especially to children and pregnant women?

The Chicago Tribune just published their findings of an investigation they did where they tested 11 popular smart phone models ( using a FCC accredited lab) and what they found is disturbing

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Lowered Baby IQ


Fluoride. It helps prevent tooth decay and cavities. In fact, it can be so effective in oral health that the US started adding fluoride to public drinking water in the 1940s. Toothpastes contain fluoride and dentists insist on its importance in fighting cavities for children and adults alike.

However, for some time now, there has been talk (and research) showing that fluoride is a potential neurotoxin. Additionally, some animal research, has found potential side effects, including bone cancer in addition to cognitive impairment.

Because of the recent controversy over the safety of fluoride, in the last 20 years about 300 communities in the US have ended fluoridation programs in municipal drink water sources, but 66% of Americans still have fluoride in their drinking water.

While our federal agencies still insist it is safe, levels of fluoride in our drinking water have been decreased in recent years. A couple of years ago the US government agreed that the levels of fluoride added to drinking water were no longer considered safe and thus lowered them from 1 ppm to 0.7 ppm. Now, the question remains if .7ppm is still too high.


NEW STUDY

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Consumer Reports Article: How to Eat Less Plastic



I spoke about this must read  from Consumer Reports today online and so I thought I would include a link here for you to find it and read it.  Among the highlights:

"But what many people don't know is that we're doing more than just using plastic. We're ingesting it, too. When you eat a bite of food or even have a sip of water, you're almost certainly taking in tiny plastic particles along with it. These ubiquitous fragments are known as microplastics.


Because research into microplastics is so new, there’s not yet enough data to say exactly how they’re affecting human health, says Jodi Flaws, Ph.D., a professor of comparative biosciences and associate director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Toxicology Program at the University of Illinois.
But “there cannot be no effect,” says Pete Myers, Ph.D., founder and chief scientist of the nonprofit Environmental Health Sciences and an adjunct professor of chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University"
"These chemicals have been linked to a variety of health problems, including reproductive harm and obesity, plus issues like organ problems and developmental delays in children."

6 Tips to Reduce your Exposure to plastic:

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Unsafe Levels of PFAS Chemicals Found in Bottled & Tap Water - and its Legal for Them to be There


 Bottled or tap water? 

Recently PFAS chemicals (that same  family of chemicals found in Non- stick cookware and water repellent fabrics) were found in bottled water in Massachusetts and beyond... which brought attention to the fact that these chemicals are not regulated in bottled water.

How much PFAS were found? 
Levels considered 'unsafe for infants and pregnant or nursing women' 😩 were found in the gallon drinking bottles tested

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Non-Toxic Living Amazon Prime Day Deals



Amazon Prime Day is here and if you are a prime member (if you don't have an  Amazon Prime membership, you can sign up for a free trial just to take advantage of the deals here and then cancel before the 30 day trial is over, Click here to try it out:  Try Prime Discounted Monthly Offering ) that means some nice sales in the middle of summer.   

If you are thinking of taking your non-toxic living to the next level, today might be a great day to do some shopping.  Here are some of my non-toxic living essentials being featured with special prices during 2019's Prime Day(these and more are located in my SHOP tab too- as an Amazon affiliate when you buy through my links I get a small commission which allows you to support this website and help me continue to bring this information to you - at no additional cost to you!)

HOME CLEANING

Dyson Vacuum with HEPA filter
Dyson Ball Animal 2 Total Clean Upright Vacuum Cleaner, Blue
Harmful chemicals like flame retardants from your electronics and furniture like to migrate out of your furniture and into your dust.   Dust can contain over XXXX harmful chemicals. An essential aide in reducing toxin build up inside  the house is a vacuum with a HEPA filter.  At home we have this Dyson