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At the Natural Sleep Shop, our commitment to our customers is to provide them with high-quality product choices that minimize exposure to environmental toxicants.  In doing so, we hope to help you protect yourself, your family, your home and our environment as well.

Below is a list of informational websites and articles which will shed some light on the important issue of minimizing your toxin exposure at home:

Websites

http://www.ewg.org   According to the Environmental Working Group website, their mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment through civic action and consumer education based on breakthrough research.

http://www.womenforahealthyenvironment.org/  The group Women for a Healthy Environment provides information on environmental risks and making healthy choices on their website. Of interest, they are based in Pittsburgh!

http://www.goodguide.com/  This organization rates popular food products, personal care products, household cleaning products, electronics and other consumer goods to help consumers make choices that are safe for you and for the environment.

http://www.edf.org/  Environmental Defense Fund   See their infographic for info on toxics chemicals in the home. http://www.edf.org/health/where-are-toxic-chemicals-your-home

http://www.saferchemicals.org/   Informative website and blog.  Includes “Mind the Store” campaign.

http://www.breastcancerfund.org  The Breast Cancer Fund’s focus is on the prevention of breast cancer through elimination of exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.  A very interesting article can be found at:

http://www.breastcancerfund.org/clear-science/environmental-breast-cancer-links/

Articles & Videos

http://www.webmd.com/news/breaking-news/cancer-strikes-a-small-town/20161020/childhood-cancer-rates-rising?  Article by Andy Miller, Brenda Goodman, MA reported by WebMD and Georgia Health News;  Childhood Cancer Rates Are Rising.  Why?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6KoMAbz1Bw   Video by Dr. Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH, Professor at Simon Fraser University; Little Things Matter:  The Impact of Toxins on the Developing Brain

http://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2013/01/25/sgmd-gupta-flame-retardants.cnn  Video by CNN disclosing the harmful effects of chemical flame retardants

http://www.ewg.org/news/videos/10-americans  Video presented by the Environmental Working Group related to toxicant exposure

http://ensia.com/features/what-are-we-doing-to-our-childrens-brains/    Discussion of multiple researcher’s work on the effect of toxins on the developing brain

http://archive.sph.harvard.edu/press-releases/2006-releases/press11072006.html Research from the Harvard School of Public Health about the negative effects of childhood exposure to industrial chemicals

http://media.apps.chicagotribune.com/flames/index.html   This is a six-part in-depth series of articles published in the Chicago Tribune and a must read about the effects of exposure to flame retardants.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/flames/ct-flame-heimbach-met-20140314,0,2362819.story   Article about the doctor who initially testified about harm of flame retardants.

http://healthychild.org/hidden-dangers-in-your-babys-nursery/  This infographic provides a quick guide to possible toxins in the nursery.

http://thefern.org/2014/03/warning-signs-how-pesticides-harm-the-young-brain/   Read how the one billion pounds of pesticides used in the United States each year are affecting our lives and our health.

http://discovermagazine.com/2013/nov/13-allergic-life   A great article about multiple chemical sensitivities

http://igs.chem.cmu.edu/ Free online course on green chemistry provided by Carnegie Mellon University’ Institute for Green Science

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/03/the-toxins-that-threaten-our-brains/284466/

http://issuu.com/icmags/docs/dhl_winter_2012/1 See pages 40 – 43 of this issue for a great article on designing a healthy bedroom.