The issue of low-level exposure to arsenic has been in the news recently. The discovery that brown rice syrup (even when free of pesticides) had significant levels of arsenic alarmed users of baby formula containing brown rice syrup, and energy bars with the ingredient. While one baby formula company determined to sell safe formula is […]View Post
Are GMOs Safe to Eat? Our televisions and radios are full of GMO ads these days. Are you looking for some answers to your questions about GMOs, and how they might impact your health and the health of your kids? MOMS Advocating Sustainability (MOMAS) held an informational session on GMOs in October of 2011. The forum was […]View Post
A recent Stanford study reviewed the existing research on organic vs. non-organic food. Its conclusions were reported in all the major newspapers. Headlines were generally dismissive of the value of organic food, arguing that organic foods did not appear healthier than non-organic. The lead researchers were quoted as saying that the difference between the two […]View Post organic food, pesticides
Protecting Children’s Health while Controlling Invasive Pests In March 2011, the State of California began preparation of a statewide Pest Environmental Impact Report (PEIR). If approved, the PEIR will provide advance approval for the state to spray pesticides in our communities and on our food whenever they want, for any insect they consider a threat, […]View Post
We are a group of parents motivated to make long lasting changes in the health of our communities – and especially for our children.
We began our work in Marin County, California – which has one of the highest breast cancer rates in the country.
Children are uniquely vulnerable to pesticides, as well as other common household toxins. Scientific data is emerging linking many chronic childhood diseases, as well as long-term health issues, to common toxins found in our homes, food, air and water. Long term chronic exposure to substances in every day products – such as BPA found in can linings and plastic containers & flame retardants found in our bedding, couches and children’s car seats – are having serious health consequences that may not appear for decades or even until the next generation.View Post
Pesticide Free Zones to Stay!
We have fantastic news and an action item!
Thanks to our calls, letters and in person meetings, our County Supervisors have agreed to fund the County’s integrated pest management program (IPM Program) to not only allow it to continue but also to strengthen the program during the next fiscal year.View Post