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E-newsletters 2014-present
(See below for 2003-2009 TIP Talks newsletters)

2016

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2015

December, 2015:

November, 2015:

October (real), 2015:

September (mislabeled), 2015: **LIB TALKS:  Truth Will Out?  From The Horse’s Mouth – Monsanto Incriminating Itself? Good News Growing? Thank Goodness for Good Sense in Other Countries!  Even a Bit Here (Maybe Contagious?), Common-Sense Pest Control. TIP Planning, My Comments Re: Climate
Change & Bee Distress
**GOOD NEWS: Finally! Good News For Bees, Scotland & Germany to Ban GMO Crops, Farm Workers Get Pesticide Protection, Shell Halts Arctic Drilling
**ACTIONS: Tell Amazon to Cut the Glyphosate,
Support Local Farms via the PRIME Act.
** RESOURCES:  Less Toxic Flea Treatment.

August, 2015: **LIB TALKS:  Thoughts & Info on New Concerns for Parents & Kids, “Cool & Clever Consumers Campaign”
**GOOD NEWS:  New England Journal Of Medicine Article Calls For Labeling Of GM Foods
**ACTIONS FOR YOU: Tell Retailers to Stop Selling  Asbestos Contaminated Crayons & Crime Kits, Same re: Bee-Killing Pesticides, Call on Merle Norman & Mary Kay to Support Safer Cosmetics Bill, Tell President Obama to Veto the “Dark Act”
** RESOURCES:  Tips & Videos on Reducing Children’s Exposure to EMFs.

July, 2015: **LIB TALKS:  Short But Significant for Summer, EMF Actions, Being Plastic Savvy,  Continued Concern re: Artificial Turf, Hope Across the Sea..
**GOOD NEWS: Round-Up Loses Ground in Europe
**ACTIONS & ALERTS FOR YOU: California Cell Phone Warnigs, Tell Costco to Say “No” to Frankenfish, Be Bee Friendly in Your Garden.
** RESOURCES:  HCHW Plastics Guides, Top 10 Toxic Products You Don’t Need, EWG Sunscreen Quiz/

June, 2015: **LIB TALKS:  What Does “BPA-Free” Really Mean?  Who is EHHI, & Why Should You Know Them?
**ANOTHER “OOPS” EXAMPLE?  Dupont’s Dirty PFC & Teflon History
**GOOD NEWS: Victory - GE Ban Upheld In Oregon!
**ACTIONS & ALERTS FOR YOU:  Deadline Midnight June 22: Demand Mandatory Safety Testing Of All GMOS!  168 Chemicals A Day?  Tell the Senate – Support Safer Cosmetics!, End The Use Of Highly Toxic Pesticides On Strawberry Fields — Forever!
** RESOURCES:  Avoiding those PFCs,  Beat Bug Bites With Five Simple Steps

May, 2015: **LIB TALKS: The Preemption Problem – How to Respond? U-Turns Needed, Sanity Abroad; Heroes at Home; Our Power for Change, Here Comes the Sun..
**A BUNCH OF “OOPS” EXAMPLES – Concerns about being “Wrong-Way Corrigans”:  Medications in Wastewater, Flame Retardant Falsities & Flaws.
**GOOD NEWS:  Netherlands Ban on Guess What, Fire Fighters Fight – Fire Retardants!
**ACTIONS & ALERTS FOR YOU:  Speak Out vs. Media Bias, Compliment Chipotle for Caring for Consumers, Protect Organics, Stop Bad TSCA Bill.
** RESOURCES:  EWG & Healthy Family Sunscreen Guides for Kids & Adults, Sunscreen House of Shame

April, 2015: **LIB TALKS:  A Flurry of Activity, Pesticides, GMOs, Antibiotics, New Spring-Summer TIP Flyer, Another Way to Love the Bees - Local Beekeeper – She’s a Honey!
**GOOD NEWS FROM NEAR & FAR:  Actions on GMOs by Chipotle, on Antibiotics by Tyson, on a School Pesticide Ban by a CT Kennedy, on Neocotinoids by Lowes,
**ACTIONS & ALERTS FOR YOU: Corporations & Politicians Are Acting – Join Them, Tell True Value and Ace to Be Next to Dump Bee-Killers, Sign the CFS Pollinator-Protection Petition,  Call for Getting Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Out of Our Food;
** RESOURCES: TIP TALKS Spring/Summer Flyer, Book Expose of GMO Shenanigans, Updated Organic Farms List, Honey Farm & Products,  Green Kitchen Gadgets

March, 2015: **LIB TALKS:  GMO Pal Proven Horrible on Two Fronts, Toxic Green Rugs Boycott?  New TT “Quickies”.
**ACTIONS & ALERTS: Ban Carcinogenic Round-Up, Say No To GMO Mosquitoes,
**GOOD & BAD NEWS FROM NEAR & FAR: Organic Veggie Food Drive-Thru, Updated Info on Synthetic Turf Cancers
**CUTTING COSTS/RESOURCES: 2015 EWG Pesticide Residues Guide
**QUICKIES: Hardy Gardening, Labels, Flame Retardants, Health Concerns in Wearable Tech, Drop Phony “Natural” Labels, GMO Labels, Not Bar Codes, Tell Kroger & Lumber Liquidators to Cut the Toxics,

February, 2015: **LIB TALKS: The Busyness of Activism, The Problem of too Long or Too Much Info, Update on GMO Labeling
**NEWS FROM NEAR & FAR: 300 Scientists on GMO Debate, French Action re. EMFs & Kids`
**CUTTING COSTS: To Eat or Not to Eat (A Fruit or Veggie) Organic?  New Data Can Help You
Choose - & Save
**RESOURCES: EWG Skin Deep Database –Info for the Dry Winter Skin, Chemical-Free Mattresses

January, 2015: **LIB TALKS: Update on GMO Labeling, TIP Views on the “State of the Union”.
**CUTTING COSTS: Funny Budget Item – Herb Farm (Producer) vs. Walmart vs. Whole Foods Market; Special Sales Options at Some Health Food Stores
**GOOD NEWS & ACTIONS:  Bye-Bye Vermont Yankee (and good riddance!); Stop the DARK Act; Protest Bee-Killing Treatment of Plants
**RESOURCES: Environmental Working Group (EWG) Dirty Dozen Food Additives Guide, Environmental Medicine Training Course on GMOs (and more)

2014

December, 2014: **LIB TALKS: Apology for Downer, Reasons to be Glad, Gathering & Helping, Reminder, Blessings.
**LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY ALERT:  Avoid or deal with toxic decorations.
**GOOD NEWS:  Companies Can Change!  Two Examples of Moving Forward!
**ACTIONS: Two Hypocritical Businesses That Need A Push In the Right Direction

November, 2014: **LIB TALKS: Tardy-ite Apology, Meeting on GMO Labeling, Healthy Holiday Hints
**GOOD NEWS: Legal Assault on Biotech, Signs of Organic Sense in Food Consumers
**ACTIONS & ALERTS:  End Run Coming Fast
to Strip Your Right to Know! Act Now!
**RESOURCES: EWG Food Scores, Free Testing for Fire Retardant Chemicals in Your Furniture
** SCHOOL SAFETY: Flu Season Tips, Warnings About Artificial Turf

October, 2014: “”RHODE ISLAND SPECIAL EVENT NOTICE: Free Screenings of GMO OMG, Oct. 22
(Non-Rhode Islanders consider viewing or showing the film in your neck of the woods!)
“”HALLOWEENY BIZARRE NEWS & ACTION
**LIB TALKS: Weird Spam Addressed to TIP, Shift of Time & Tone for Oncoming Holidays
** RESOURCES: Toxic-Free Halloween Tips,
**ACTIONS & ALERTS: Pink is For Fracking?
**SCARY STORIES – Followed by a note of hope.

September, 2014: **LIB TALKS: Thoughts Re: Corporate Influence on Academia, Choosing Effective Actions – Who Cares What We Say?
RI Note:  "Story of Seeds" Film Again in Bristol
**CONCERNS:  New Evidence of Artificial Turf Health Hazards
**ACTIONS & ALERTS: No to GMO Vanilla, No to a “Homegrown” Sellout, Call to Retailers to Label Sweet Corn, Tell Organic Producers to Get Out of the Anti-Labeling Lawsuit
**GOOD NEWS: Sunscreen Innovation Act Passed
**TIPS & RESOURCES: New EWG Good Seafood Guide

August, 2014: **LIB TALKS: University Bias Concerns, Positive Thrusts, Consumer Power, Cutting Costs at the Farmers Market 
**ACTIONS & ALERTS:  Frankencrops, Pollinator Protection, Consumer Clout vs. Corps.  (Sept. 8 Deadline for First Two)
**GOOD NEWS:  No National Refuge for Neonicotinoids,
**TIPS & RESOURCES:  Tents & Fire Retardants,
Back to School Free of  PVCs

July, 2014: **LIB TALKS: Lots of Activity This Month
**MONSANTO MIXED BAG:  Horror Stories: Roundup Linked to Fatal Kidney Epidemic, Birth Defects, Sterility.  Actions:  Several Countries Ban It. Hilary Promotes GMOs – Object to That
**BEE BANES & BANS: City & State Bee-Killer Bans, Actions for You
**FOOD CONCERNS:  Good News Re: Chipotle & GMOs, Why Splenda Isn’t Splendid,
**RESOURCES:  Food on a Budget, Hope in a Book
**ACTION ALERT:  Boycott Scott’s GMO Grass

June, 2014: **LIB TALKS:  Even Activists Can be Shocked, TIP GMO Labeling, Position, Relief Re: the Latest Scoop, Quick Cut Costs Comment.
**ACTIONS & ALERTS: New Pesticide Health Effects Report, Say “No!” to The Deadly Duo.
** FOOD CONCERNS  Good News from Ben & Jerry’s - & the Latest Scoop on Non-GMO Ice Cream!
**RESOURCES: Skip the Pesticides: What's Wrong With Kids Hugging Dogs?  Natural Solutions to Summer Pest Problems

May, 2014: **LIB TALKS:  New Option for Sharing TIPs, Ongoing TIP Food Concerns Work With Surveys & Farmers, Comment on Today’s TT Choices.
**ACTIONS & ALERTS: Stop New 2-4 D Frankenseeds, Why “Smart” Meters Are Dumb, Kelloggs Pushed Into Changing Kashi Labels
** “CUTTING COSTS”: 2 Weird Ways to Save on Water, Heat, & Personal Care Expense. Share Your Own CC TIPS.
**RESOURCES:  Great Updated EWG Sunscreen Guide

April, 2014: **LIB TALKS:  Comments on The Good & the Bad, the Frustrating, the Encouraging & the Effective!
**ACTIONS: Special Interests Influence at the Federal Level is the Greatest Threat to Our Health & Product Choices. Three Important Ways to Object.
** “CUTTING COSTS”: Having a Basic Personal Shopping Plan & List Yields More Than Just  Dollars & Cents at the Cash Register
**RESOURCES:  New Free Guides to Reading Labels - Simplifying Decisions on Food, Personal Care & Cleaning Product Purchases

March, 2014: **LIB TALKS:  Comments on TIP TALKS
**ACTIONS: Tell Starbucks to Shape Up Re: GMOs
Worse Than BPA – From the frying pan to the fire?
Axodicarbonamide in Our Food – another unpronounceable toxin to banish;
** “CUTTING COSTS” TIPS: A Spicy, Inexpensive New Household Helper
**SURPRISE OF THE MONTH: EPA Scientists Oppose Water Fluoridation

February, 2014: **TIP ACTIVITIES:  GMO Labeling Bills, Antibiotics, Cutting Costs Web Page.
**ACTIONS TO TAKE: Butterflies, Organic Farm
Contamination, Antibiotics in Agriculture
**NEWS – BAD:  Male Infertility & Chemical Exposure (If This Doesn’t Get the Guys to Care…What Will?)
**NEWS –GOOD Progress re: Flame Retardants
(Ironically, from the same source – Physicians for
Social Responsibility)
** “CUTTING COSTS” TIPS
**RESOURCES: EWG Shoppers’ Guide to Avoiding GE Food, Women’s Voices for the Earth

January, 2014: **TIP ACTIVITIES:  GMO Labeling Bills, Surveys
**ACTION ALERTS: JAN.31 Day of Action on TPP Fast Track, Big Food Dirty Tricks, Valentine to Protect the Bees
**NEWS - BAD: BPA & Other Toxic Chemicals Driving Up Health Costs
**NEWS - GOOD: Labeling DOES Matter
**HEALTHY NEW YEAR:  “Cutting Costs” Tips '
Free Food Storage, Cheap Organic Veggies "to Go"
**RESOURCES: Avoiding Toxic Nail Polish

 

 

E-newsletters 2010-2013

2013

December, 2013:   Gearing Up for 2014, One Activity In Which We Haven’t Engaged  A Great “Cutting Costs” Food Tip, Holiday Shopping Tips, 12 Surprising Uses for Orange Peels (And TIP’s own holiday booklets, online), GMO Bans in Several Places, Less Drugged Up Meat

November, 2013: **TIP ACTIVITIES:  The “Clues to Cutting Costs” booklet makes its debut – blog  & more to follow. Food Concerns Group Strategy Meeting, Dec. 10, GMO Surveys & Petitions are in process, plans for the coming year are under way.
**HEALTHY HOLIDAYS:  Green Kitchen & Healthy Home Tips, Natural Toy Guide, Tree Planting Gifts (And TIP’s own holiday booklets, online)
**FOOD CONCERNS: Good News of an influential GMO labeling partner, and 3 petitions to sign.  What has Coca Cola been up to, on the GMO front? Gluten – New information & resources for the gluten sensitive – and the rest of us as well.
**CONSUMER CHEMICAL CONCERNS:  New research & resources, news and actions – especially addressing fire retardants in kids’ products. (Some Good News included)

October, 2013: **TIP NEWS & VIEWS:  Thoughts on Halloween,    New Strategies & Actions. More on "Quizzies",     Student Helpers & Surveys - Online & Off
**RESOURCES:  New Dirty Dozen List     (Appropriate for Halloween! )
**FOOD CONCERNS NEWS: The Bad & the Good     Scary Fish Facts -& Tips on Avoidance
    GMO Activist Wins Mission Award
**OCA REPORT and ACTION: 
  "No Consensus on GMOs"
    Protect Small Farmers from Bad FSMA Rules
**OPPORTUNITIES - Benefit TIP While Shopping,
    at No Cost to You

September 2013: **TIP ACTIVITIES:  The Labeling Game Transforms, GMO  Educational Efforts & Legislative Potential
**ALERT:  What's In That Car Air Freshener? (A major Liberty G "bad guy")
**FOOD INFO: 10 Foods Sold in the U.S. That Are Banned Elsewhere
**FOOD ACTION: It's Time for Cosmetics Safety Reform Tell Congress - and Revlon & L'Oreal
**RESOURCES:  Two for Parents & Educators: "What Lurks in Your Child's Classroom?" "Easy Steps to Healthy Schools & Daycares”

August, 2013: **THE WHY & HOW OF TIP TALKS CHOICES
**GIVE YOUR INPUT ON TIP’S CUTTING COSTS WHILE CUTTING CHEMS PROJECT (Less Toxic Living on a Budget)
**HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS IN PICNIC SUPPLIES - & SAFER ALTERNATIVES:
**THE BEST LIST OF LIES ABOUT GMOS - & TRUTHFUL REBUTTALS
**ACTION:  STOP SECRET TRADE DEAL FOR GLOBAL CORPORATE CONTROL (OF FOOD SUPPLY & JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE)
**ACTION:  SHIFTING SUBSIDIES TO ORGANIC AGRICULTURE
**ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS: MOLD, LYME DISEASE & AUTISM
**ACTION:  UPDATE CELL PHONE RADIATION STANDARDS

July, 2013: **ACTION ALERT:  A WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING: THE "CHEMICAL SAFETY IMPROVEMENT" ACT
**ACTION NEEDED TODAY RE: HEARING TOMORROW!: TELL HAWAII LEADERS TO STOP THE POISONING OF PARADISE!
**SUMMER HEALTHY LIVING TIP:  HOW TO: AVOID GMO'S ON YOUR SUMMER PICNIC!
    **ENJOY FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE - WHILE AVOIDING THE MOST PESTICIDED STUFF - GET THE NEW EWG GUIDE
      **TIP NEWS:  STAY TUNED & GIVE YOUR INPUT FOR THE LATEST TIP ACTIONS & OPTIONS: TALKS, WORKSHOPS, CONSULTING -
&  A NEW PUBLICATION  ABOUT LIVING HEALTHY ON A BUDGET!   

June, 2013: **NATURAL MOSQUITO REPELLENTS
**SUMMER ACTION ITEMS:: GARDEN HOSES  AND CORN ON THE COB
**NEW RESEARCH & INFORMATION:  DOGS & LAWN CHEMICALS; ARTIFICIAL TURF
** FORMER PRO-GMO SCIENTIST BLOWS THE WHISTLE
**NEW "FOOD TO FARM" INFOGRAPHIC
**TIPS ON UNDERSTANDING FOOD LABELS

May, 2013: **ACTIONS ON FOOD ISSUES
**GOOD NEWS OF THE MONTH
** HEALTHIER SUN PROTECTION
**WHAT ABOUT FLUORIDE?
(INCLUDING WATER FILTER GUIDE)

March, 2013: **EASTER THOUGHTS ON THE CONCEPT OF "TOXIC"
**TIP ACTIVITIES: TIP TALKS DIGEST, EVENT PLANS,
LABELING GAME REPORT, FACEBOOK PAGE
** WISE COMMENTS FROM A TIP SUPPORTER ON THE
TERM "FRAGRANCE ALLERGIES"
**TWO GREAT NEW GUIDES FROM ENVIRONMENTAL
WORKING GROUP (EWG): ON LAUNDRY PODS PLUS,
& HOME WATER FILTER OPTIONS

February, 2013: **Mystery Ingredients in Fragrance, Beauty & the Toxic Beast
**Lawsuit re:Toxic Nap Mats for Tots (Flame Retardants)
**TIP Speaks Spanish, Game Creation, TT Flyer & Sharing,
**Food Concerns Groups in RI & US
**Antibiotics in Meat - & Pig Manure
**BPA - Avoidance, WA Ban Results, Bad Replacement,
**WHO Noticing Hormone Disrupting Chemicals
          (BPA, Phthalates & Flame Retardants) 

January, 2013: **FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD (Facts & Fantasy)
**BOOKLET MAKEOVERS
**AUTISM PROJECT
**WEBSITE WHITTLING
**51 EXCITING USES FOR BAKING SODA!

2012

December, 2012: A SHOCKING TIP TALKS ACTION: The Most Important Story of 2012 Revisited (Plus one more holiday & health clues cluster)

OLDIE – BUT WITH A TWIST: What is so shocking? We're repeating some information from a previous TT! – but don’t go away.  We are presenting the most vital action list of the year in a form that you can take to the store for quick decisions while shopping. It's the GMO Labeling Bill Good Guys & Bad Guys. And, we are including the phone numbers where you can actually speak out to the ones who are fighting to keep you fooled about food.  Equally important, here’s another chance to thank the heroes who stood up for you in California re: Prop 37 – the GMO Labeling Bill. ALSO, NEW TIPS – On Greening Parties, Finding Fire Retardants In Furniture, Avoiding Those And Other Chemicals Connected With Obesity, More Reasons To Limit That Sugar In Your Diet. THE BRIGHT SIDE: The fire retardants aren't needed - they don't work! There are many good alternatives to the obesity-causing chemicals. And, guess what - if you cut the sugar for awhile, the craving goes away. Finally, raw honey is a good substitute - doesn't act in your body like the heated and refined stuff! THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR BODY'S HEALTH - AND TIP IS SEEKING THEM FOR YOU!

October, 2012: **Plastics Chemicals Linked To Diabetes In Women
**Maine Lab Finds Reproductive Toxins Known As Phthalates At Very High Levels In Children’s Products Parents Call On Me Legislature To Pass Kid-Safe Products Bill
**Two Nasty Chemicals To Purge From Your Bathroom: Triclosan & Phthalates
**Nail Salons And Their Health Effects
**Denmark Defies Eu With Planned Ban On Phthalate Chemicals
**Lunchbox Alert – And Disney Is A Culprit!
**Phthalates In Household Cleaning Products Linked To Breast Cancer – Video & Tips
** New Environmental Working Group Guide To Healthy Cleaning

September, 2012: New Back To School Guide To PVC-Free School Supplies
**Study on Hazards of Recycled Rubber Tires in
  Athletic Turf & Playgrounds
**School Pesticide News – Warning Re: Health Effects on Boys, Violations of Protective IPM Law
**The TIP “Caring for Kids” project and flyer – how to keep kids – and the whole family – healthy.  Read & download for sharing! :-)

July, 2012: GOOD NEWS:  Sometimes we win a few!  See progress being made vs. lawn pesticides and fire retardants.  And the AMA & CU noticing GMOs!
**TIPS FOR HEALTHIER LIVING:  Three more good pointers on sunscreen concerns and choices, and 7 tips for healthy painting.
**REAL RESEARCH (Not corporate PR):  Genetic engineers help dispel myths about GMOs, telling truth on their hazards & ineffectiveness. Three BPA
articles report on regulatory failure & new evidence of health effects.

June, 2012: Pesticide Spraying, Meet Joe Chemical, GMO Labeling & Farmers

May, 2012: SUNSCREEN TIPS:  Honest, well-researched sunscreen Info from EWG
FIRE RETARDANTS:  Surprising Facts - Do They "Protect"?  Warnings, Action & a New Research Project
CHILDHOOD OBESITY & CHEMICALS: Should you learn to spell "Phthalates" - and avoid them?
AIR FRESHENERS:  How safe are they?  The label won't tell you. Links to some natural alternatives.

April, 2012: AUTISM MONTH – Connections to chemical/dietary causes? 
A Healthy Child Healthy World article, & a TIP response.
LABELING LIES – What’s in nail polish?
HUMOR – Pepsi Dead Mouse Defense
SCIENCE NEWS: Polluting Clothes Dryers?
GMO STORIES OF THE DAY – Powerful report from farmer, Reuters takes notice, a deadly mix

2011

October, 2011: FUMES FROM THE FUMES BUSTERS`, POLLUTANT SOURCES
OTHER INFO RE: “AIR FRESHENERS”, INCLULDING GLADE PLUG-INS
FUMES FROM DRYING VENTS
FUMES FROM MATTRESSES
TOXIC CHEMICALS BEHIND “NEW CAR SMELL” REPORT
FIGHTING FUMES EFFECTIVELY

September, 2011: BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS & RESOURCES: 
PICKING LESS-TOXIC SCHOOL SUPPLIES:
KIDS SHOULD BE SAFE - SOME SAVVY STRATEGIES
Smart Back to School Shopping:  Food, Clothing,
Drink Containers, Writing & Coloring Supplies
PESTICIDE-FREE PLAYING AREAS
GO PVC-FREE THIS BACK-TO-SCHOOL
FIVE EASY TIPS FOR PACKING A HEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCH THAT YOUR KIDS WILL ACTUALLY EAT!

August, 2011: IMPORTANT FOOD RESEARCH, REGULATION & CONSUMER OPTIONS INFO

July, 2011: SUMMER TIPS FOR THE HOT – AND THIRSTY:
6 Alternatives to Toxic Deodorants, Thirst Quenchers – Read On, (Dangers of Diet Coke, Water or Coke – Interesting),
**JULY GARDENING TIPS:  Are There Toxins in Your Compost?,
Dealing With Weeds

June, 2011: **LIB TALKS:  Swimming, Sweat, Sun & Bugs: SUMMER RISKS:  Don't Let Your Baby Swim (In Chlorinated Pools, Sunscreen And Bug Spray A Bad Mix,, DEET Mosquito Repellants Linked To Brain Damage, Insect Repellents Linked To Genital Defects In Baby Boys
**TIPS ON HEALTHIER SUMMER ALTERNATIVES:
Deodorant or Anti Perspirants?, The 2011 Environmental Working Group (EWG) Sunscreen Guide,  Here Comes the Sunscreen (Blog of the Week), More Suscreen Links, Some DEET-Free Insect Repellant Options, Some Other Ideas for Avoiding Bug Bites

May, 2011: ACTION:  From Environmental Working Group (Ewg) - Against Disinformation About Pesticide Residues In Food: EXCERPTS FROM A DISCUSSION With A CONCERNED MOTHER OF BEST WAYS TO AVOID PESTICIDE RESIDUES:
Pesticide Residue Avoidance:  Tip’s List Taken From Various Sources,
**News You Can Use: A Few Foods That Don’t Bite Back, EWG Reports More Than Half Our Total Dietary Risk From Pesticides Comes From Just 12 Foods:

March, 2011: TIPS ON HEALTHY & AFFORDABLE LIVING, A WARNING & INFO ABOUT FIRE RETARDANTS, TWO ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TO PROTECT YOUR OWN AND OTHER KIDS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL BADDIES

2010

December 2010, Holidays issue: CALIFORNIA UNVEILS SIX-STEP STRATEGY TO PROMOTE GREEN CHEMISTRY, CLEANER CLEANERS?, EUROPE BANS BABY BOTTLES WITH BISPHENOL-A, PITTSBURGH BANS NATURAL GAS DRILLING, WASHINGTON STATE COMPILES LIST OF CHEMICALS TOXIC TO CHILDREN, STATES PUSH FOR CHEMICAL REFORM, EXCLUSIVE GOLF COURSE IS ORGANIC, SO WEEDS GET IN, HEALTH GROUP SUES FDA OVER ANTIMICROBIAL SOAP, ONE YEAR AFTER ONTARIO BAN: OVER 80% DECLINE OF MOST COMMON PESTICIDES IN SURFACE WATERS, CT PESTICIDE BAN ON PLAYING FIELDS AND GROUNDS IN SCHOOLS K-8 TOOK EFFECT JULY 1,

September 2010: TOXIC CHEMICALS SAFETY ACT, TOXIC CHEMICAL SAFETY FOR KIDS, NATURAL FOODS AND SUPPLEMENTS, Overuse Of Antibiotics In Livestock Production, GMO Salmon, Supplements / Vitamins, Protect Organic Food From GMO Contamination, PROFITEERING FROM TOXIC TOYS, POLLUTED PLAYGROUNDS, TOXIC MANICURES, AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, 

August 2010: 1.  Kid-Safe Chemicals - Petition
2.  Safe Cosmetics - Video & Action
3.  Chemicals Causing Obesity - News
4.  Suit Over Antimicrobials - News
5.  51 Uncommon Uses for Baking Soda - TIPs
6.  Shoppers' Guide to Pesticides - TIPs
7.  Safe Disposal of Medications - TIPs

July 2010: ASK YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO CO-SPONSOR KUCINICH'S BILL TO LABEL GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS, STOP ANTIBIOTIC ABUSE ON FACTORY FARMS, TELL SECRETARY VILSACK TO SAVE ORGANICS: NO GMO DAIRY, SUPPORT THE SAFE CHEMICALS ACT, TOXICS OFF OUR STRAWBERRIES:  NO METHYL IODIDE, AMERICA'S FARMERS NEED YOUR HELP TODAY,

June 2010: STOP MONSANTO'S ASSAULT ON ORGANICS, TELL FDA TO BAN ARSENIC IN ANIMAL FEED, PREVENT USE OF TOXIC PESTICIDE ON STRAWBERRIES, STAND WITH FAMILY FARMERS AGAINST CORPORATE ABUSE

Summer 2010: Risks of Sunscreen: New Report

May 2010 Ask Congress to Strengthen the Safe Chemicals Act,   ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP (EWG) HEALTHY HOME TIPS,   MOMS RISING, FOOD DEMOCRACY NOW, BREAST CANCER ACTION (BCA), CENTER FOR HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT & JUSTICE (CHEJ), NOFA ORGANIC LAND CARE, NATIONAL INHALANT PREVENTION COALITION (NIPC), PROGRAM ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH & THE ENVIRONMENT (PRHE),

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Quarterly TIP Talks Newsletters 2003-2009

Winter 2009-10: Director’s Corner, Catty/Canary Corner, Christmas Trees, Candles, Kitchens, Handwashing, Household Products Labeling, BPA in Food Containers, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Bill, Toxic Substances Control Act, Why City Pesticide Ban is Good for Business, OCA on the Organic Answer to Hunger, AMA Resolution.

Summer 2009 : Director’s Corner:  Publications & Legislation, Events - Past & Upcoming, Food, Glorious Food!,  Antibiotics in Livestock, GM Foods Moratorium, Organic Bytes, Food Additives. Canary Corner :   Fragrance-Free Project at FGC;  Stinky Neighbors & Passersby. Other News,& Actions:  Safer Chemicals Campaign; Endocrine Society; Inert Ingredients in RoundUp. Healthy Living Tips: Deplasticizing Tips; EWG Parent’s Info site, Sunscreen.


Spring 2009 : Director’s Corner :  Publications, Healthy Schools, Legislation, Awards, 2009 Activities. Canary Corner:  Mysterious Symptoms May Be Due to Chemicals - Are You A Canary? News:   Organic Can Feed Africa, Other Advantages; GE Crops (European Ban & Pesticide Boost), rBGH/rBST Victory; GE  Drugs Debut.. Resources, Action, Healthier Alternatives   Rubber Mulch Letter, 2-4D Petition, Low Dose Chemicals Info, Organic Gardens & Food, Farmers for Hire, Household Concerns:  Air Fresheners, Vinyl Curtains, “Poisoned Profits”, Children’s Bath Products, Hormonal Chemicals in Teens, Disposal of Paint. SCHOOL SURVEY - LAST PAGE .

Winter 2008-09: Director’s Corner : 2008 Actions/2009 Changes. Canary Corner: Enzymes & Autism; Pregnancy & Fragrance. Resources & Action, Safer Products Guides. Research: Toxic Contamination at Home Study; Asthma & Allergies & Phthalates In House Dust. Safer Fabric Softeners, Is Snow-Eating a Problem?

Autumn 2008: Director’s Comments, Action on Kucinich GMO Labeling Bill, Report on Monsanto & RGBH, Action on Organic Standards, New Consumer Product Safety Bill, Latest Research on BPA, Canary Corner: Where’s the Science? Pesticides in Toothpaste & Breast Milk? Healthy Toys Resources. Hair Dyes - Which Are Least Toxic? Aerosol Cleaners Update, Gift Books for the Holidays

Summer 2008 : Director’s Corner, What’s Happening Tip-Wise; Children’s Product Safety: New Slant; Families Today Column; Other Activities. Canary Corner: Canary Living Close-Up (Hint - Think “Perils Of Pauline”). Food Issues: More On Identifying Genetically Modified Products, Are Any Plastics Safe For Use With Food? Book s: Pesticides: A Toxic Time Bomb In Our Midst, Green-Up Your Cleanup, 50 Ways To Take The Junk Out Of Junk Food. Alerts For Safer Gardening, Inert (Other) Ingredients In Pesticide Products, Rubber Mulch Warning. Fertilizers For Natural Lawn Care. Kids: Asthma Risk Higher For Infants Who Swim Indoors. Resources: Healthier Living Information, Pet Health.

Spring 2008: Director’s Corner: Attention Finally Being Paid To Endocrine Disrupters. What Are We Doing About Concerns From Our Last Tip Talks? 2008 Ri State Science Fair Tip Less Toxic Living Awards Recipients. Books: New - from Globe Pequot. News: Reps. Dingell, Stupak Investigating Corruption Of Science Panels At EPA , 2007 Dem Report On Lawn Care Pesticide Use At Ri Schools. Resources: Advice From The Great Environmental Working Group (Ewg) Enviroblog: On Phthalates & Bisphenol-A, ShopSmart Magazine from Consumers Union. Canary Corner: Consult A Canary Today: (We Can All Benefit From the Hard-Earned Wisdom of the Most Vulnerable). Helpful Info: Is There A Way To Tell Which Produce Is Gmo? Would You Like Drugs With That? Pharmaceuticals In U.S. Tap Water

Autumn 2007 Legislative Follow-Up: Resolution on Green Cleaning, School Lawn Pesticide Bill. Kids & Toxics Information Exchange, . Less Toxic Landscaping Campaign -Environmental Factors & Breast Cancer Risk Presentation, Pilots Disabled By Poisoned Air, Chlorine Pollutants at High Levels in DC Tap Water, Ineffectiveness of Anti-Bacterial Soaps & Hand sanitizers, Skin Deep Database User Reviews & Share A Product, Air Pollution from Leaf Blowers. Green “Back to School” Tips, USDA Pesticides in Food Report - Which Best to Buy Organic?, Benefits Of Grass-Fed Beef And Dairy, Factory Farms Blamed For Spread Of Bird Flu.

Summer 2007Pesticides & Perfume - Problems & Projects, Canary Corner:   Are You Poisoning Your Neighbors? Public Advocate Gotbaum Calls For Independent Testing Of Pellets Used In City Parks, Guys Beware: Insect Spray May Lower Testosterone Levels In Men, Non-Chemical Aquatic Weed Control Alternative To Herbicides (With Renewable Energy, No Less!), And A Young Man Shall Lead Them Tam Valley Boy Puts Brakes On Spraying At Eastwood Park (What’s A Rototiller For, Anyway?), Suspect In Bee Die-Off: Insecticide Widely Used Bug Spray May Be Behind Deaths Of Millions Of Bees. Solution To Bee Die-Off (Surprise!) - Organic Beekeeping! - Organic Bee Losses , Tips For A Safe Summer - And Beyond Exp anded Skin Deep Database Of Less Toxic Cosmetics, HUMOR!! - U.S. Children Getting Majority Of Antibiotics From McDonald's Meat , One More Summer Warning - Chlorine Pools Tied To Lung Problems (Go Jump In The Lake!!) (Or Ocean)

Spring 2007, Spring - Season Of Growth, Environmentally Friendly Cleaning!, Two Spring Resources And Actions From Our Friends At The Pesticide Free Lawns Coalition: New Factsheet For Dissemination , Read Your "Weeds” - A Simple Guide To Creating A Healthy Lawn, & Spring Alert Flyer ( Signs Of Spring!), Lawn Flag Song, Canary Corner: A Call To Religious Communities Creating A Safe And Inclusive Space For Attenders sensitive To Fragrance Chemicals, Warnings & Alerts: Solid Air Fresheners May Cause Lung Damage, Scents Kids Go Wild For, Did Harvard Whitewash Colgate Consultant’s Ethics Breach? , What’s The Alternative? E-The Environmental Magazine On Less Toxic Remodeling, Allergy Buyers Club Tips: Using A Steam Cleaner & Dealing With Mold: Burping: Tips About Vapor Steam Cleaning, Question: Dehumidifier And Crawlspace, News Around The World Calls To Phase Out Non-Stick Chemical.

Winter 2007 Finally, A Torrent Of Truth About Toxic Toys! Come Dream With Me!, Looking Back & Looking Ahead: 2007 Accomplishments, Legislation, What About 2008? - Possible Events & Activities: “Environmental Connections With Learning Disabilities ,: “Environmental Factors Associated With Asthma”,  Less Toxic Landscaping Resource Directory:  Workshop on Greenhouse, Indoor & Seed Starter Gardening: , RI State Science Fair: Special Awards For Projects On Less Toxic Living., Workshop at RI Sustainable Living Festival , Fragrance-Free Samples Project, Friends General Conference, Johnstown, Pa., New Books For Holiday Giving: “Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's At Stake for American Power”, Secret History of the Waron Cancer”. “ Toxic Exposures: Contested Illnesses and the Environmental Health Movement”. Children’s Health & the Environment , Sources Of Information About Toxic Toys & Products-and Safer, Healthier Alternatives: Ecology Center News & Action On Toxic Toys & Products ,: :PVC Update, By Lois Gibbs. Canary Corner - Can Nurses Be Canaries Too? Survey: Chemical Exposure Can Harm Nurses’ Health.. Collaborative on Health & the Environment! (CHE) Toxicant & Disease Database, Environmental Working Group (EWG) Newsletter, Tips for Packing a Healthy Lunch and Saving a Bundle. Food Fight: Actions Vs. Cloning & Hormones: Legislative News from Center For Food Safety, Need a Reason to Use Healthier Cleaning products? - Housework Could Pose Health Hazards, Study Says. Environmentally Friendly Pest Control, Plastic Bottles Hazards, Comments To Democracy Now About 8-1-07 Program On Water

2006

Autumn 2006 Autumn – Season of Opportunity, What Did We Do in 2006? Not So Funny Joke of the Day: “Don’t breathe the vapors” (Air fresheners & Indoor Air Quality). Canary Corner: Fragrance-free product suggestions. Organic Giving – More Suggestions for a Safer Season: TIPS for Safe Toys & Other Household Products,. What’s the Alternative? - Back to the Future: Plastics Made from Plants Instead of Toxic Chemicals. Healthier Holiday Food Tips Antibiotics In Poultry May Pose Risk To Humans, Good News: Action Taken In Other Countries! India Bans Ge Field Tests: Holiday Tips For Healthy Pets: Bird Safety – Products: Scented Candles, Teflon, Carpet Deodorizer. Feline Safety: Christmas Safety Tips for Cat Owners, Holiday Safety Tips for Small Pets. More Good News - U.S. Companies Learning From Europe - Nail Polish Makers Yield On Disputed Chemical

Summer 2006 Little Things” Mean A Lot. Elections, Food Contamination, And Your Health, Effectiveness Of Widespread Mosquito Spraying For West Nile Virus In Question, Scotts Poisons The Wrong Family: A Family That Sought To Avoid Lawn Chemicals Had Its Yard Mistakenly Treated By Scotts Lawn Service. What’s The Alternative? Options For Warm Weather Problems - Bugs, Sun, Sweat  Bug Repellent Tips “Unscented” Warning: Vanilla: Bite Blocker: Safe Insect Repellant Suggestions: What To Use For Insect Repellant -- Hint: It's Not Deet. Excerpts From American College Of Physicians Guide To Repellants: Plant-Derived Repellents, Reducing Local Mosquito Populations . Sunscreen & Bug Spray A Bad Mix. Some Sunscreen Options & Information Found On Line. Deodorant Or Antiperspirants? Consumer Guide Summary:, Baking Soda Simple Solution, Basic Deodorant Powder, Basic Liquid Deodorant, Naturally Fresh (Nfli) Nutique Crystal Deodorant Stone, Tend-Skin Purefection® / Moisture Barrier All Natural Aluminum & Fragrance Free Deodorant. News For Nurses (And Other Health Professionals) New Online Course For Ce Credit From MNA. “Fragrance Free! Creating a Safe Health Care Environment

Spring 2006 The Energies Of Spring. Thoughts On Tip’s Identity & Mission,. Lots & Lots of Plans & Dreams. Canary Corner Toxic Tales Contrary To Industry Claims, Many “Canaries” Can Trace Their Serious Health Conditions Directly To Pesticide Exposure. A Few Examples… From Connie E.: Knows Many Of The Chemically Injured. From Carmela G.: Misconceptions About “Protecting” From Pollen. Do Fragrance Chemicals Play A Role In Breast Cance? Labeling Loophole Leaves Toxic Chemicals Unlisted. Good News: Action Taken By Some States! New Jersey Sues Trugreen Chemlawn, New York - State Sues Epa For Files On Household Pollutants, Experts Refute Anti-Bacterial Soap Claims, What’s The Alternative? Safer Substitutes For Bleach & Anti-Bacterial Products: Natural Non-Toxic Disinfectants For Cleaning & Sterilizing, Non-Chlorine Sanitizer Options For The Wineries, Non-Toxic Sanitizing Of Your Hot Tub, Vinegar And Hydrogen Peroxide As Disinfectants. Looking Ahead!: Cutting Lawn In Summer...

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2005

Autumn 2005 i We Are All Canaries. Thanksgiving Thoughts. Gift/Wish List, Making These Dreams Come True, Have Hapy & Less Toxic Holidays. Beauty & Health For The Holidays: Hairdressers At Risk Of Respiratory Diseas, Chemicals Make You Fat - The Medical Evidence, Eliminate Chemical Calories. Healthy Holiday Shopping: Local Retailers Offering Less-Toxic Gift Options. Check Out The Apeiron Institute Sustainable Rhode Island Directory, Http://Directory.Sustainableri.Org/ For More Environmentally Friendly Resources. Action For A Less Toxic Holiday: Toxic Trouble In Toyland? Study Indicates Organic Foods Are Best For Children. Less Toxic Fire-Resistant Sleepwear: More On Flame Retardants In Pajamas And Elsewhere, Flame Resistant Pajamas Chat, Berkeley Parents Network - On-Line Discussion Group On Less-Toxic Flame-Resistant Pajamas. Flame Retardant Concerns, Today’s Burning Issue : Flame Retardants Feel The Heat Cause For Alarm Over Chemicals - Fire Retardants Less Toxic Alternatives: Flame Seal Fire Retardant Products, Flame Stop, Inc. , RC Flame Inhibitor . Quick Tips: Non Toxic Dryer Sheets To Remove And Improve Static Cling And Soften Fabric

Summer 2005 Accessibility Issues Move Front And Center. Continuing And New Tip Activities. Canary Corner: From August 23 Special Forum Testimony - A Canary Bill Of Rights, By Paul Klinkman; What To Do? By Liberty Goodwin, Tip Director. Two Tales Of Chemicals In The Classroom. Signs Of Progress: Green Success Presidential Awards Honor Chemists For Developing Cleaner And Economically Viable Technologies. Metabolix,. New York State Requires Schools To Use Green Cleaning. Pesticide-Free Playing Fields: Local Action; Atlanta, Ga Soccer Playing Field Update. Less Toxic Landscaping   Love Thy Neighbor – Or Poison Her? A Poignant Tale Of Woe From Florida. Take Action: Sample W:ording For Letter To Take To Your Local Home Depot. TIme For The Last Roundup?  New Studies: Monsanto's Best Selling "Safe" Pesticide Is Highly Toxic. And What About That Alien Corn! Explosive Monsanto Documents Reveal Serious Hazardsof Genetically Engineered Corn. LTL Resources : Do You Need Some Fishemo In Your Yard? Coming Soon: Pesticide-Free Lawns Coalition Door-Hang. More Signs Of Hope? Europe Debates The Most Massive Chemical Ban In History. Quick Tips

Spring 2005 Busy Times Continue For TIP: LTL & State Science Fair Awards, Lawn Pesticide Bills, Tables at Events, Contacts with Folks from Everywhere, Help Wanted - & Offered - Re Less toxic Landscaping Campaign, Assistance Available for Students. Canary Corner: Parkinson’s Disease & Pesticided Workers – Another Form of Canary Illness? Combination of Two Widely Used Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Disease. A Serious Note: Farm Worker Concerns, Why Was Carlitos Born This Way? Don’t Bug Me: Some Less Toxic Ways to Fend Off Mosquitoes, Ticks & More: Cinnamon Kills Mosquitoes, From Peggy M – Homemade Bug Spray for Mosquitoes & Black Flies, Tips From the Garden Guys. From Insect Repellent Products: What to Wear Outdoors. From Mary Greene, 2004 Less Toxic Landscaping Award Recipient  : From: The Invisible Gardener's Internet Natural Pest Control Club Online Magazine : “Steps To Take To Minimize Getting Lyme Disease:” From: Lyme Disease - It's Fall and Time for Lyme Disease. From: Look Out for Lyme Disease. Gardening Tips: “Did You Know…?” Alkaline Test for Soil, Acid Test for Soil.

Winter 2005 Working Towards Less Toxic Living - What Does Tip Director Liberty Goodwin Actually Do? New: Lawn Pesticide Bills, RI State Science Fair, Asthma Conference, Special Joint Commission to Study A Statewide Coordination of Environmental Health & Safety Issues, Information & Resources for Rhode Island Schools, Miriam Hospital Environment Committee, Litter Control Task Force, RI Environment Roundtable. In Her “Spare Time”……………. March – Winds of Change Blowing?: Legislative Moves, Chemlawn Under Pressure, Playing Fields Victory, Nurse Education on Toxics Moves Forward, Another Encouraging Nurse Knowledge Project, Famous Last Words (Re: Tobacco Struggle). Action: Help Us Protect Children & the Water Table. Canary Corner: New Resource for Canaries & Parents, Cleaning Products May Affect Babies’ Breathing. Pesticides: Why & How to Avoid Them in Lawn Care & Food: Chemical Pesticides – Health Effects Research, Organic Consumers Don’t Have to Worry About This (EWG List of Most & Least Pesticided Foods). One More Resource For Healthier Landscaping & Living!  Earth Friendly Alternatives (to herbicides, pesticides & household chemicals) - A Concise Guide. (From CT Garden Club) 20 Ways to Reduce Your Intake of Chemicals in Body Care Products (From The Guardian, UK) Cleaning Products & Your Health: Common Toxics in Cleaning Products, Less Toxic Alternatives. Soap Product Said Found in MD Streams. Avoiding Chemical Causes Of Cancer Two Largely Unrecognized Risk Factors – Chlorine & Plastics More Reason for Caution – Deception: Cancer, Chemicals & History. Plastics & Bottled Water. Plastics Without Petroleum? – (A Bunch of Manure)

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Autumn 2004 Rejoicing I the Work - & Dreams for the FutureThe Year’s Events & Activities. Sweet Dreams of a Safer, Less Toxic World: A Holiday Wish List. Canary Corner: Parish Offers Incense-Free Christmas Mass, No More Christmas Candles? Church Air Poses Risk. Canada – Canary Heaven? May 17-19 -- Flowers, perfume in airline cabins not OK?  "April 24 -- Scented hair gel, deodorant could mean jail time for Canadian youth. 2004 Healthier Gift Ideas: Something Different, No-Ship No-Wrap Goodies, Household Basics & Other Possibilities. Eu Bans Some Phthalates In Toys And Child Care Products, European toys may be safer than the U.S. variety - Consider buying imports for the little ones? Flower Power: With an Entrepreneur’s Jump Start, the Organic Market Blossoms Beauty Parlors Have Some Ugly Fumes - Reconsider that Holiday Dye Job Perm?? Cancer Mortality Patterns Among Hairdressers & Barbers Plug-In Deodorizers May Be Hazardous Ozone A Pollutant At Ground Level Safe Ways To Freshen The Air Good News: Students Choosing Salad Bar Over Pizza

Summer 2004 Less Toxic Landscaping Contest Approaches – Canaries & Kids Campaign Waits in Wings. Soccer Moms Receive a Call for Action. Confirmed Prizes for LTL Contest. Other TIP News (RI Soapbox Show). New & Ongoing Options for Supporting TIP.(E-Magazine, LTL Materials) Canary Corner: Odd Accessibility Challenges & Fragrance-Free Shampoo. The Hardest Less-Toxic Product to Find? Cool Cleaner for Your Curls. Some Basic Cleaning Chemistry.

California Dreaming? Bill Proposes to Regulate Personal Care Chemicals!: More Than Cosmetic. Guess Who Is Affected By Pesticides - Who Isn’t?. Bravo to a Great Ally (Beyond Pesticides) – Articles List & Newsletter. Pesticides & Playing Fields: An Unhealthy Mix. Take Action to Protect Soccer Kids On the Fields & At Home. Toxics Drift Into School Hallways. What You Can Do About Pesticide Drift. Eat Yogurt & Support Beyond Pesticides.

Spring 2004 Gardener Or Not – The Less Toxic Landscaping Contest Could Be For You! The Proposed Contest Time Line, Notes on TIP Activities: May Day Gardening Fair at Rochambeau Library, Stay Tuned for News of Our Less Toxic Landscaping Resource Guide. Canary Corner: Canaries in Flight. Database of Household Products. Trading Tips: Query About Mosquito & Algae Problems. Responses from TIP TALKS Readers. Another Method of Mosquito Control – “Mosquito Dunks”, Using Mosquito Dunks. The New Less Toxic Landscaping Bumper Sticker. Thoughts on Pesticide Residues (From Wordy TIP Director Liberty G. Useful Gardening/Landscaping Help Links & Phone Numbers

Winter 2004 The Big News – We’re Legal! (With The Irs, That Is) And Thanks To RI Foundation For A $2,500 Grant For Our LTLCampaign!. This Year’s Focus: The Less Toxic Landscaping Campaign & Contest (Along With the New Protecting Pets Group) Help Wanted: Gardeners, Booth Assistance, Spread the Word, Endorsement, Contest, Resources. Canary Corner: Canaries Come in Many Species. Why Less Toxic Landscaping? Low Sperm Count, Quality in Rural Areas Tied to Herbicides, Pesticides,   Genetic Link May Tie Together Pesticides, ADHD, Gulf War Syndrome and Other Disorders, Body Burden Test, Bush Exempts Pesticide Companies from Lawsuits, Pesticide Dangers in Stores, How You Can Help. Is Sewage Sludge Fertilizer Safe? Quantitation of Flavor-Related Alkenylbenzenes in Tobacco Smoke Particulate by Selected Ion Monitoring Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (American Chemical Society) Promising Procucts (From the RI Flower Show): Sticky Roller, O’Keefe’s Working Hands Crème, Simple Scents Australia Botanical Soaps, Shellfish Compost, Planting Mix, Mole Med, Garlic Gard, Dynaweed., Valoram.

Protecting Pets Links: Can Killing Bugs Kill Our Pets? Healthy Pets, No Fleas, POSA on Safe Gardens, Neutralizing Cat Odors, Pet Poisoning, Pets & Critters In Your Home, Bird-Proofing Your Home.

Autumn 2003 Director’s Message: Actions, Activities during year. Sponsored talks, workshops & seminars, Topics: Included: “ Understanding Neurological Health Effects From Household Chemicals“, “Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Schools ”, Healthy Homes, Healthy People: TIPs Toward A Less Toxic Life Style” Created website, traveling exhibit. Trading TIPS discussion groups. What’s Next? Becoming an organization, LTL campaign. Recommended Reading: “How to Grow Fresh Air”, Tip Topics: What’s A “Holiday” About? Canary Corner:  Not Welcome At The Inn (Party) Less Toxic Holidays Yeses & No-Nos. Holiday Tips : For Pleasant, Healthy Air, Wet Cleaning And Avoiding Perc. –Healthier Food Choices Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning. Less Toxic Gift Ideas: Moving Out Of The Boxi, Less Toxic In The Box Gifts, General Thoughts On Gift No-Nos..

Summer 2003 (First TIP TALKS Newsletter). Director’s Greeting: Description, Categories of Concern, Prioritizing, Responsiveness. TIP Topics: Tips for Summer Living: Fragrance-Free Sun Blocks, Warning Re: DEET & Sunscreen Combination, Insect Repellents, Labels 101 - Summer Obfuscation., Deodorant Facts, Natural Approaches, Baking Soda Simple Solutions, A Crystal-Clear Deodorant Option. Chlorinated Swim Pool Risks.. Canary Corner: We welcome comments and questions about concerns of the chemically sensitive. "Killing Me Softly with His Lawn". A Call For Help: E-Mail Concern About Termite Treatments With Permithrin. Termite Treatment Induced Illness & House Detoxification. Questions Relating to Conference Access for Chemically Sensitive People: LINKS FOR TERMITE TREATMENT & INSECT REPELLENT INFO: News About TIP, Book Review: “Safe & Easy Lawn Care”. Back to School TIP: Permanent Magic Markers Warning.

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION COLUMN

By Liberty Goodwin, TIP Directior

(In Families Today Magazine)

This is the June, 2008 column, CAN KIDS PLAY IT SAFE WITH PLASTIC? A PUZZLE FOR PARENTS
the July, 2008 column, PROTECTING PETS - OUR FURRY & FEATHERED FRIENDS
the August, 2008 column, SIMPLE STEPS TO SUMMER SAFETY
the September, 2008 column, SCHOOL KIDS SHOULD BE SAFE - SOME SAVVY STRATEGIES
the October, 2008 column, NOT SO SCARY - CONTROLLING CREEPY CRAWLIES
the November, 2008 column, HEALTHY HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS
the December, 2008 column, PREPARING TO PARTY: PRETTYING UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS - PERSONAL CARE & CLOTHING (Excerpted from our 12/2008 FREE Healthy Holidays Handbook, available at libraries around Rhode Island and on our website)
and the January, 2009 column, A NEW YOU FOR THE NEW YEAR?

 

 

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