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Resource | Safe Energy

Energy Efficiency Market Barriers

10 reasons why economically beneficial energy efficiency investments aren't made as often as they should be.

Resource | Public Health

What Stinks? Toxic Phthalates in your home

Industry information newly required by the State of Maine reveals that hormone-disrupting chemicals known as phthalates (THAL-eights) are found in
more household products than previously known. For the first time, the use of toxic phthalates has been reported in paints, cleaners, disinfectants
and deodorizers. It also has been reported in clothing, shoes, and personal care products.

Strong science shows that even at very low levels of exposure, phthalates--a class of more than 40 closely related chemicals--are linked to reproductive harm, learning disabilities, and asthma and allergies.

Tips to Avoid Toxic Flame Retardants

In the new report, Hidden Hazards, toxic flame retardants were found in 85% of baby products tested, including nursing pillows and car seats. These chemicals have been linked to cancer, hormone disruption, and nervous system harm. By being mindful with certain purchases, you can try to limit your family’s exposure to these dangerous chemicals and reduce your toxic body burden.

Resource | Public Health

Resource Guide: 'Green' Cleaning Options for Baltimore

Our store survey found that half of Baltimore stores sell certified non-toxic cleaning products. These stores are mostly located in northern and southern parts of the city, leaving east and west Baltimore with limited options.

Toxic Tris Fact Sheet

Toxic flame retardant chemicals TCEP and TDCPP have been found in baby products and furniture. Evidence linking TCEP and TDCPP to cancer, reproductive problems, and developmental problems is concerning. 

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