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Celebrating The Bright Spots in 2019 - THANK YOU!

Celebrating The Bright Spots in 2019 - THANK YOU!

We are all about sharing wins here at Start Living Natural and wanted to share some bright spots in 2019 from our friends at Safer Chemicals Safer Families.

We'd also like to thank you for supporting our mission this year. Every Facebook post you share gets us closer to addressing unregulated toxic chemicals and reducing toxic body burden which is contributing to rising rates of illness and disease. So, THANK YOU!!!

From Safer Chemicals Safer Families....

Together, we accomplished a lot. So I'd like to share a few highlights from 2019:

  • Thanks to you,...


Not So Positivi-Tea - Some Tea Bags Contain Billions of Microplastics

Not So Positivi-Tea - Some Tea Bags Contain Billions of Microplastics

I'm sorry in advance for being a Debbie Downer but you may be swallowing billions of tiny plastic particles while sipping a cup of freshly brewed gourmet tea, new research confirms.

Some higher end teas now come in "silken" bags instead of paper to make room for larger premium tea leaves to expand. However, researchers have demonstrated that this may not be the healthiest way to consume premium tea.

Researchers from a Montreal University studied the effect of silken tea bags when steeped in hot water and found that they released microplastic and even smaller nanoplastic particles at significant...


These Baby Foods + Formulas Tested Positive for Arsenic, Lead + BPA

These Baby Foods + Formulas Tested Positive for Arsenic, Lead + BPA

Mainstream brands including Gerber, Enfamil, Plum Organics and Sprout were among the worst offenders ....

 


VICTORY! - 5 Harmful Chemicals Now Banned From Kids’ Products

VICTORY! - 5 Harmful Chemicals Now Banned From Kids’ Products

We should be able to trust that the things our babies and kids use are free of toxic chemicals.  However, this is simply not the case.  As if raising children wasn't stressful enough, we live in a society that puts profits over the protection of its most vulnerable populations. The responsibility shouldn't solely be on families to understand why and which products they need to avoid. But, legislation has been slow-to-roll in areas of protecting people from toxic chemicals.

The good news, on October 18th, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) banned concentrations of more than 0.1% of diisononyl phthalate (DINP),...


What Does a Yoga Mat Have To Do With Infertility?

What Does a Yoga Mat Have To Do With Infertility?

Numerous studies show that nearly every American has detectable levels of various flame retardants in their bodies.