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#ChemicalCallout: Chlorpyrifos

 
Chlorpyrifos graphicUpdate: Victory!
On August 9, 2018, the 9th Circuit Court mandated the the EPA ban chlorpyrifos within 60 days. No more will this toxic pesticide be used on our fruits and veggies. This is a monumental step towards protecting the health and safety of all people — but especially our children, rural families, and farmworkers.


As part of our #ChemicalCallout series to expose some of the worst toxic offenders in everyday products, we’re regularly highlighting a chemical from our Hazard List on social media. (more…)

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Tips for Safer School Supplies

 

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August is fast-approaching, which means you might be prepping for your kids to head back to school. You’ve likely been given a long list of school supplies to buy. Unfortunately, many common back-to-school items can contain toxic ingredients.

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#ChemicalCallout: DEET

 
DEET graphicAs part of our #ChemicalCallout series to expose some of the worst toxic offenders, we’re regularly highlighting a chemical from our MADE SAFE Hazard List on social media. Each month we’re profiling one chemical on our blog so you can learn more about it and how to avoid it with MADE SAFE certified alternatives.

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Toxic Chemicals in Sunscreen & Safer Alternatives

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Hello sunshine! After much ado, spring is finally here. Our team is thrilled—especially because it means helping you tackle finding the best sunscreen—a safer sunscreen. (more…)

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#ChemicalCallout: Vitamin A and Retinol Derivatives

What Is It?

Vitamin A is naturally found in many animal foods like butter and cheese. It’s an essential nutrient, which means our body needs a healthy dose without overdoing it, like many vitamins. (more…)

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Top MADE SAFE Certified Skin Care Products

 

Top-Personal_Care - INSTAGRAMFinding 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! (more…)

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Made Safe’s Hazard List

 
Hazard list blog imageHave you seen our new Hazard List™ yet? It’s a pretty amazing resource: a comprehensive, scientific, thoroughly-documentedlist of ingredients and classes of ingredients that aren’t permitted in any MADE SAFE® certified product. This list doesn’t just belong to Made Safe; it belongs to every product we certify.
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The Scoop on Titanium Dioxide in Cosmetics

 

Titanium Dioxide graphicWhat Is It?

Titanium dioxide is a naturally-occurring mineral found in the earth’s crust. Because of its white color, opaqueness, and ability to refract light, the ingredient is often used as a pigment, brightener, and opacifier, which is an ingredient that makes a formulation more opaque. (more…)

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Top MADE SAFE Certified Skin Care for Acne-Prone Skin

 
Woman applying skincare imageFinding the key to solving the problem of acne-prone skin and achieving healthy skin can sometimes feel impossible. What makes it worse is that many conventional acne skin care products contain harmful ingredients. When the goal is to purify, balance, and restore health to skin, why add all that toxic gunk? To simplify your search, we’ve gathered our top MADE SAFE certified products for acne to keep your skin even, glowing, and best of all—truly healthy. No toxic gunk here. (more…)

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