September 2020 : Sun, Smoke & Mirrors

We do hope to emerge from our current multiple crises empowered to address the interlinked problems of toxic chemicals, climate change and plastic pollution as discussed during our 2020 Six Classes retreat.…

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March 2020: Why Soap Works Best

The Green Science Policy Institute and I hope you are staying safe and well during these very challenging times. Our team has been working remotely and doing video meetings, sometimes with kids or cats on our laps. An interesting change to share our pets, families, and inside of our homes during our many calls.…

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On America Recycles Day, What Goes Around Comes Around, & It Might Be Toxic

Thursday, November 15 is America Recycles Day, when we celebrate the individuals, recycling companies, and governments that are diverting millions of pounds of materials otherwise headed to landfills.
But there can be a hidden danger in recycling. For example, millions of pounds of toxic flame retardants are added to furniture foam, plastic TV cases and other electronics. Recycled plastic containing flame retardants can end up in unlikely and undesirable places. Flame retardants have been found in lunch boxes, children’s toys, and even soup ladles. What’s worse, they can move from the ladle into the broth, making “toxic chemical soup” less of a metaphor and more of a frightening reality.…

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