toxic chemicals

Toxic Toy Guide Lists Chemicals Found in Hundreds of Toys

Article: Toxic Toy Guide Lists Chemicals Found in Hundreds of Toys

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, December 3, 2008 (ENS) – One in every three of the more than 1,500 children’s toys tested in time for the holiday shopping season have been found to contain “medium” or “high” levels of chemicals of concern such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Researchers with the Michigan-based nonprofit Ecology Center tested…

The Rise of Green Chemistry

Article: The Rise of Green Chemistry

Chemistry has traditionally been a science that necessitates working with toxic chemicals and pollution-intensive materials. Recently, a new field of chemistry called “Green Chemistry” has begun to be taught in universities. The use of toxic chemicals and harmful pollutants has been stripped out of the scientific process. The EPA’s mission statement on Green Chemistry aims…

Designer Spotlight: Q Collection

Article: Designer Spotlight: Q Collection

At TreeHugger, we embrace design as part of the solution to a healthier, greener, more livable planet; we all need stuff (though not too much) and all that stuff needs to be designed by someone; the more sustainability in incorporated into design, the better, and the better the design is, the more people will want…

Green Cleaning

Article: Green Cleaning

With spring in full bloom, along with green gardening [www.sundance.tv], it’s time for many of us to do a little spring cleaning. As with just about anything that you do at home, there are lots of strategies and ideas for cleaning up without “dirtying” your home (and the planet) with toxic chemicals and substances. Before…

What to Watch For: Interiors

Article: What to Watch For: Interiors

From the very beginning, TreeHugger has been interested in finding ways to live a greener lifestyle without having to sleep in a cave or wear burlap sacks; we want living green to look good. The good news is that there are countless ways to do so, and you’ll see lots of them on this blog…