The Risk of Lead Poisoning is Everywhere!

Vox worked with the Washington State Department of Health to map lead exposure risk nationally. Housing and poverty data were used in their calculations to show areas of risk. None of these cases are from confirmed lead poisoning, but show the places that public health researchers have identified as having the highest risk for lead. SEE…

Eliminating exposure to pesticides at home is important to children’s health and development

According to a new study in the journal Pediatrics, eliminating exposure to pesticides at home is important to children’s health and development. Researchers evaluated data from 16 previous studies, looking at the relationship between residential pesticide use and childhood cancers. They found that children’s indoor pesticide exposure was associated with an increased risk of childhood leukemia and…

Scotland Says No to GMOs

On August 8th, Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lockheed declared Scotalnds intention to opt out of growing genetically modified crops (GM/GMO) to protect it’s clean, green status. According to the BBC, Mr Lochhead stated “There is no evidence of significant demand for GM products by Scottish consumers and I am concerned that allowing GM crops to be grown…

‘Bath Salts’ Not Widespread in U.S. High Schools, Survey Finds: but nearly one in five teens who try it are regular users

One-third of those who had tried bath salts said they used them only once or twice, which suggests that experimentation is the most common type of use. However, 18 percent of bath salts users said they used the drugs 40 or more times in the last year. Bath salts are synthetic amphetamine-like stimulants that have…

The Plastic World

There is so much misinformation about plastic that it can be frustrating and even infuriating for parents. One thing for sure, you should never heat anything in a plastic container, NEVER. Extreme temperatures can break down plastic, even freezing. Once plastic has been heated or frozen, it’s chemical composition can change and make it unstable.…