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Nine states and one city are suing the U.S. Department of Energy for failure to come through on a promise. The nine states -- Connecticut, Maine, Illinois, Washington, Vermont, Massachusetts, Oregon, Maryland, and Pennsylvania -- along with New York City are angry that the DOE has failed to finalize energy-use limits for small, portable air conditioners. According to the plaintiffs,...
While selling cookies will always be a staple of Girl Scouts culture and education, there are some new cookies for these scouts to worry about, and they're on the web. Girl Scouts as young as age five are now being offered the opportunity to earn the first cyber security badges in the organization's history. Girl Scouts of the USA announced...
CDC Reports Correlation Between Infants Born In Home Water Births and Legionnaires' Disease
Home birthing moms take note -- there has been a recent link between home water births and infants developing Legionnaires' disease. Legionnaires' disease is a life-threatening form of pneumonia and two infants in Arizona were infected within months of each other last year. Even though a full 28,000 infants are born per year with a birth injury, an infection among...
By now, every parent knows that they should never leave their children in a hot car, even for a few minutes. However, according to the Daily Mail, new research by a leading scientific researcher suggests that children riding in the car is a danger in itself, despite the temperature, and for a very unexpected reason: air pollution. Professor Sir David...
Do you use hand sanitizers? Many do but the question is how safe are they and do they really do what they say they do? That is the question the FDA is now looking in to. The FDA is warning consumers not to buy hand sanitizers "that claim to prevent infection from MRSA, E. coli, salmonella, flu, or other bacteria...
Non-profits, business and organizations often have promotional items to pass out at expos, fairs and for "goody bags" that help brand their company, remind the customer of who they are and how they can be reached. It is common to see pens, bags, notebooks, key chains, etc. as promotional items. It is always a challenge to look for an...
Alright moms, there's nothing I hate more than big money winning when it comes to our children and their safety but that is exactly what is about to happen. I've written about BPA dangers here and here and here and given you facts that there is just cause to rid BPA from plastics and to choose alternatives.  I don't...
I didn't get to be on Oprah but I was inspired by the author and green expert, Sophie Uliano, when she was on the show. I recently had the opportunity to ask her a few questions and hope you can find some green nugget of wisdom from my interview with her. At least maybe be inspired to buy the...
Chlorine Bleach is one of the top 10 toxic and hazardous household products, sold on shelves today. Some common names for chlorine bleach: chloramine, sodium hypochlorite, bleach, hydrochloric acid, trihalomethanes, disinfection byproducts. This highly toxic cleaner is the number onemost swallowed cleaner by children causing poising. Exposure should be avoided, yet it is sold like crazy and allowed on...