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MOMAS: Fighting for a Safer Environment

I recently attended a volunteer recruiting meeting organized by the legendary women who founded MOMAS (which now stands for “Moms Advocating Sustainability” but originally stood for  “Mothers of Marin Against the Spray,” when they first organized in 2008).  I came away from the meeting inspired to become involved, and write this post to encourage each …

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10 Simple Ways to Avoid Formaldehyde

What is formaldehyde?   Formaldehyde is a colorless pungent toxic gas in solution made by oxidizing methanol, a toxic, colorless, volatile flammable liquid alcohol.   What is formaldehyde’s health impact on humans?   People exposed to formaldehyde may experience short-term and long-term health effects. Different people have different levels of sensitivity to it.   Short-Term …

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Non-Toxic Paint Safe for Pregnant Women and Babies

Please introduce yourself. My name is Bob Emptage of Imperial Paints, the US manufacturer of Lullaby Paints.  We have been manufacturing in the UK, for the European market, since the 1980s.  We are seeing a continuing growth, around the globe, for non-toxic paint that does not harm either the environment, or us as individuals. I …

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Nail Salon Owner Speaks About Acrylic Dust

Irina: Maya, what issues do people face in the nail salon industry? Maya: Many issues are faced when it comes to the nail salon industry, from both the client’s perspective as well as the manicurist’s. Clients are concerned about cleanliness and infections and nail technicians worry about posture and the inhalation of toxic materials. Irina: …

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