We live in a world of unprecedented toxic exposure. A world where babies are born pre-polluted, exposed to cocktail of harmful chemicals in utero. A world where diseases linked to toxic chemicals like cancer, auto-immune disorders, early-onset puberty, infertility, Alzheimers, ADHD, diabetes, and obesity are on the rise. (more…)
Recommendations from Founder Amy Ziff
This holiday season, I’m thrilled to give you this guide of healthier options to make your shopping easier. No one wants to accidentally give a toxic gift, but it can be confusing to figure out what’s safe and what’s not.
I developed the MADE SAFE™ seal because I believe it shouldn’t be so hard to find things that are made with safe ingredients. While only the gift recommendations in bold are MADE SAFE certified, I generally like the direction all of these companies are taking and trust that they are making better products than many on the market. (more…)
This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first 10 chemicals it will review under the updated Toxic Substances Control Act.
None of these chemicals are permitted in MADE SAFE certified products:
Conventional cleaning products can contain some very strong chemicals – including some harmful ones. Common chemicals in cleaners have been linked to a range of human health harm, from reproductive problems like fertility issues and birth defects, hormone disruption, breast cancer, asthma and other respiratory problems, and allergies. (more…)
Hairprint just became the first and only hair coloring product to be MADE SAFE™ certified. Why is this huge? Well, if you’ve been looking for a nontoxic hair coloring option, you might have noticed that the pickings are slim. (more…)
If you’re going to choose one room in your house to detox, it’s a good idea to start where you sleep.
The body does important rejuvenation, repair and detoxification work when resting. But if the environment you sleep in is toxic, you’re adding unnecessary work to the load, limiting the body’s innate ability to preserve our health and prepare us for the new day ahead.
Babies and children are particularly vulnerable to toxic chemicals in this regard. They sleep more than adults to support their rapid mental and physical development; combined with the fact that exposure to toxic chemicals during these critical windows of development can be detrimental, it’s important that babies and children are sleeping on safe surfaces. (more…)
Sometimes it seems overwhelming to try to avoid toxic chemicals in your everyday life. Trust us, we understand – with confusing labels, greenwashing, and the prospect of endless research, living healthy can be a big task.
But here’s the thing: it doesn’t have to be so hard. Every step to reduce harmful chemicals, no matter how small, makes a difference in levels of toxic chemicals in your body. (more…)
Feminine washes are made for some of the most absorptive and sensitive skin on women’s bodies. So you’d think ingredients used in them would be highly regulated and monitored for safety, right?
Unfortunately, that’s not the case. (more…)
Finding safe skin care that’s both effective and made without toxic chemicals can be hard. We’re here to make it easy for you. All the products listed below are MADE SAFE certified, which means that they’re made without known carcinogens, behavioral, reproductive, and neuro toxins, hormone disruptors, heavy metals, high risk pesticides, flame retardants, toxic solvents, and harmful VOCs. In addition, ingredients have been examined for bioaccumulation (builds up in our bodies), persistence (stays in the environment) and aquatic toxicity.
In short, it means that you can trust these products are made with safe ingredients that don’t harm human health or the environment. Enjoy!
You’ve seen the headlines: fire retardants in crib mattresses, endocrine disruptors in baby bottles, carcinogens in cosmetics, secret toxic fragrance chemicals. You think, “Well, of course I want to avoid these and find the healthy options.” You start out with the best of intentions, and then you discover it’s harder than you thought to figure out what’s actually safe and what’s not. (more…)