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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.
October, 2013: **TIP NEWS & VIEWS: Thoughts on Halloween, New Strategies & Actions. More on "Quizzies", Student Helpers & Surveys - Online & Off
September 2013: **TIP ACTIVITIES: The Labeling Game Transforms, GMO Educational Efforts & Legislative Potential
August, 2013: **THE WHY & HOW OF TIP TALKS CHOICES
July, 2013: **ACTION ALERT: A WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING: THE "CHEMICAL SAFETY IMPROVEMENT" ACT
June, 2013: **NATURAL MOSQUITO REPELLENTS
May, 2013: **ACTIONS ON FOOD ISSUES
March, 2013: **EASTER THOUGHTS ON THE CONCEPT OF "TOXIC"
February, 2013: **Mystery Ingredients in Fragrance, Beauty & the Toxic Beast
January, 2013: **FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD (Facts & Fantasy)
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
September, 2012: New Back To School Guide To PVC-Free School Supplies
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!
June, 2012: Pesticide Spraying, Meet Joe Chemical, GMO Labeling & Farmers
May, 2012: SUNSCREEN TIPS: Honest, well-researched sunscreen Info from EWG
April, 2012: AUTISM MONTH – Connections to chemical/dietary causes?
October, 2011: FUMES FROM THE FUMES BUSTERS`, POLLUTANT SOURCES
September, 2011: BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS & RESOURCES:
August, 2011: IMPORTANT FOOD RESEARCH, REGULATION & CONSUMER OPTIONS INFO
July, 2011: SUMMER TIPS FOR THE HOT – AND THIRSTY:
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
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:
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
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
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.
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
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 ChemicalSummer 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...
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)
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