Back 2 School? Don’t Send Toxic Chemicals 2 Class

Are your kids back to school? Mine are. (Finally!) And bringing home school supply requests from teachers that include some pretty toxic chemicals. Here are two that are easily avoided. [Read more…]

Back to School Trick to Avoid PVC

blonde girl surrounded by African American and Latina girls eat lunch happily.Is your child’s backpack filled with dangerous chemicals? Each year, the Center for Health, Environment & Justice tests back to school products to help parents find safer back to school supplies for their kids.

This year, they found harmful levels of phthalates and vinyl in 20 popular back to school school products—including backpacks, lunchboxes, binders and raingear—at levels that would be illegal if the products were toys.  [Read more…]