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Is My Baby’s Mattress Safe?

Is My Baby’s Mattress Safe? Samuel Frank A Reader Asks The Green Guide We are having our first baby in Feb, and I am trying to figure out what to do about a crib mattress: 1) I have a 2-plus-year-old mattress (loan from a friend)—is it still offgassing toxic chemicals? 2) If I buy new, […]

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Toys For Tykes

Toys For Tykes David Wortman With a seemingly limitless range of children’s toys on the market, choosing greener, healthier alternatives can be a daunting task. Petrochemical dyes and finishes, insecticides used in producing non-organic cotton and wool, lead-based paints, mercury batteries (sometimes in toy “bonuses” in children’s cereal) and formaldehyde-emitting glues in composite wood all […]

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An Interview with Devra Davis

An Interview with Devra Davis Devra Davis, a National Book Award finalist for her When Smoke Ran Like Water , has for years broadened both public and academic knowledge through her research into environmental health and chronic disease. Appointed by President Clinton from 1994 to 1999 to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, she […]

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Fast Food’s Crash Diet—Is it For Real?

Fast Food’s Crash Diet—Is it For Real? Jemilah Magnusson In May 2003, after Eric Schlosser’s best-seller, Fast Food Nation , exposed the dangerous, unsanitary and environmentally harmful state of our industrial-food system, McDonald’s posted a Social Responsibility Report and joined the Green Business Network (GBN). As a result, Paul Hawken, author of The Ecology of […]