Center for Environmental Health

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Lead is a stunningly toxic chemical, and can harm parents as well as children. Learn which fashion companies to watch out for if you want to avoid lead.

Everything You Need to Know About Lead in Clothing: Who Uses It, How to Detect It, How To Avoid It

You may recall that, just last week, we learned that mass hipster retailer Urban Outfitters openly lists highly toxic metal lead in some of their accessories and other products. As horrifying as that may sound, apparently it’s more commonplace than we’d all like to think. Caroline Cox, a head researcher at the Center for Environmental Health…Read More
"These chemicals are frequently endocrine disruptors that mimic hormones, and mounting evidence links them to cancer, reproductive problems and other ailments." Read more about this issue in the New York Times article:

Danger Lurks in That Mickey Mouse Couch

HBO The HBO documentary “Toxic Hot Seat” tells the story of how industry lobbied to get flame retardants in mattresses and couches. RESEARCHERS this summer purchased 42 children’s chairs, sofas and other furniture from major retailers and tested them for toxic flame retardants that have been linked to cancer, birth defects, diminished I.Q.’s and…Read More