Thursday, December 6, 2018

Fragrance and Antimicrobial Chemicals in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Lead to Earlier Puberty


Could some chemicals in the beauty and personal care products you used while pregnant trigger early puberty in your daughter? 

A new study, conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, says yes.  The study followed over 300 children from before birth to adolescence and  found that the girls who's mothers had  higher levels of diethyl phthalate and triclosan in their bodies during pregnancy were more likely to  experienced puberty at younger age.
Why is earlier puberty not ideal?

Monday, December 3, 2018

2018/2019 Non-Toxic Car Seat Buying Guide : The Good, The Bad and the (Really) Ugly

photo redit:  ClekUSA


A new study by the Ecology Center was released today about the state of flame retardants in our children’s car seats. The Ecology Center has been the main independent source of chemical testing in car seats for the past 10 years. 
This year, they collaborated with researchers from Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame to incorporate detailed analytical results which were also published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. 


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