Category Archives: Healthy Kids

Most cling wrap is made from polyvinyl chlorides (PVC), a flexible form of plastic used in a variety of consumer goods including plastic cling wrap. PVC releases dioxin–a toxin known to cause reproductive and developmental human health issues–during manufacture, use, … Read More

Eating meat and dairy products have a large impact on climate change, with livestock producing about 14.5 % of the world’s greenhouse gases each year. Scientists warn that the current system of production and pattern of consumption cannot be sustained, … Read More

Have you ever wondered about potential health impacts from radiation emitted by wireless devices? Watch the video of the Newton Free Library’s May 13 presentation of Generation Zapped available at this link. The presenters were Cecelia (Cece) Doucette, Technology Safety Educator … Read More

Federal guidance and orders by most governors have identified “landscaping” as an essential activity that is permitted in spite of stay at home or shelter in place requirements. While some of the services provided by landscapers and exterminators may be … Read More

A recent report from Who’s Minding the Store? A Report Card on Retailer Actions to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals reveals that many of North America’s largest retail companies are embracing chemical safety policies to help protect consumers from toxic chemicals in … Read More

On Thursday, October 17 at 7pm at the Sierra Club Office (50 Federal St, 3rd Floor, Boston), learn how to eat a healthy plant-based diet based on whole grains, legumes, fruit, and vegetables, which can decrease your carbon footprint and … Read More

A broad spectrum of concerned environmental and health groups have been working to get the message out about the extreme human health and safety risks posed by a natural gas compressor station that Spectra Energy plans to build in Weymouth. … Read More