Kids backpacks, birthday balloons, cars, and more are under fire for containing dangerous toxins like lead, cadmium, and phthalates.
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Buyer Beware: Many of these new “green” cleaning products are green in name only.
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How the promise of “better living through chemistry,” triggered a toxic stew that made every American a guinea pig and turned the United States into one grand unnatural experiment.
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The Cosmetics Wars By Mark Bittman, New York Times If all goes according to schedule, next month the European Union will become “cruelty-free,” banning without exception the sale of cosmetics ingredients that were tested on animals. Don’t celebrate yet. Because although there may be less animal testing of personal care products than
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