When it comes to children, most parents would do anything and everything to help protect them. Often, however, some of the things we assume are helping children can actually be quite harmful. We may unwittingly put our children at risk for autism or other neurological developmental disabilities every day. While doctors and scientists are scrambling to… Read More
You Mean, Baby Monitors Aren’t Safe?
By Oram Miller, BBEC New mothers throughout the ages have had enough to deal with, and Ron and Lisa have well covered many of the pitfalls mothers face in today’s toxic, chemical-laden age. There is, however, one more major problem that is under-reported in this country, yet is growing in the name of improved technology;… Read More
Lisa Beres Shares Tips to Avoid BPA on NBC’s Nightly News
According to a new study from U.C. Berkeley, the chemical Bisphenol A — commonly referred to as BPA — may be passed from mom to kids at birth. Environmental consultant, Lisa Beres of The Healthy Home Dream Team®, counsels new mom-to-be, Saarah Samadani on the dangers of BPA – Bisphenol A: a chemical used in… Read More
Johnson & Johnson Cleaning Up Their Act – SOMEwhat
By Ava Anderson A round of applause to Johnson & Johnson for publicly announcing they will remove some toxins, from some of their products, at some point…in the next 3 years! It’s a start – and a brilliant publicity campaign – but I, personally, don’t want ANY known toxins or endocrine disrupters in ANY products starting NOW! At… Read More
Flame Retardants in Your Home: The Truth May be Too Hot to Handle!
The heat is on, but who is really winning this war on toxic chemicals? Most parents think they are doing everything they can to protect their kids. They buy car seats, avoid feeding them unhealthy foods, and assure their children get plenty of exercise. Unfortunately, a lot of parents overlook one important hidden danger: Flame… Read More
PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, was once deemed a great innovation; a discovery that simplified the way we lived. Things that seemed a figment of our imagination could suddenly be made out of a miracle plastic to expedite our daily routines. Plastic molding became the norm as merchandise, almost seemingly essential to sustain life itself, churned… Read More
The Truth About Phthalates
You can have the best deadbolt locks, the most secure windows and the loudest alarm—and still be in mortal danger. What from? Your house. Your castle. Su casa. Or, more accurately, the products contained within. Today’s criminal risk isn’t necessarily a thief climbing through your window in search of your purse or jewelry. Rather, these… Read More
Dreaming of a Green Nursery?
You may not believe in a blue man emerging from a bottle to grant your every wish. However, there is such a thing as a genie; this time in the hue of green, not blue. And perhaps the desire of a dream home and healthy nursery is very real and perfectly situated in beautiful Orange… Read More