Healthy Stuff Reports

March 13, 2012
What Chemicals Did We Test for? tested jewelry for chemicals based on their toxicity or suspected toxicity, persistence, and/or tendency to build up in people and the environment. These chemicals, including lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury and bromine and chlorine (PVC) have been linked in animal and some human studies to acute allergies and to long-term health impacts such as birth defects, impaired learning, liver toxicity, and cancer.
February 15, 2012
New Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Cars Helps Consumers Avoid "New Car Smell" As Major Source of Indoor Air Pollution Best Picks: Honda Civic, Toyota Prius, Honda CR-Z  Worst Picks: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Chrysler 200, Kia Soul Honda Rated as Top Manufacturer; PVC Reduction Efforts Hailed
December 6, 2010
New Research Finds 4 out of 5 Sets of Christmas and Holiday String Lights Contain Lead
December 3, 2008
One in Three Children's Toys Tested Found to have Significant Levels of Toxic Chemicals Including Lead, Flame Retardants, and Arsenic Some Products on Shelves this Holiday Season Will be Illegal to Sell in February Environmental Health Groups Hold Toy Testing Events Nationwide and Urge Manufacturers and Gov't to Phase Out Most Harmful Chemicals Immediately
July 22, 2008
Leading Environmental Organization Releases 2nd Annual Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Cars and Children’s Car Seats Acura RDX and Smart Pure Rank As Least Toxic Cars;  GM Most Improved American Manufacturer Most Toxic Cars: Mitsubishi Eclipse, Suzuki Reno, BMW 128i  Most Toxic Car Seats: Alpha Sport Vantage Booster, Britax Marathon Onyx
May 16, 2007
First-Ever Ranking of Toxic Chemicals in Child Car Seats Released Today at Study Shows Chemicals including PVC, Brominated Flame Retardants and Lead May Contribute to Serious Health and Developmental Problems in Children Best Infant Seats: Graco SnugRide Emerson & EvenFlo Discovery Churchil Worst Infant Seats: Combi Centre EX Mango & Peg Perigo Primo Vaggio Toffee
March 20, 2007
As First-Ever Consumer Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Cars; Over 200 New Vehicles Ranked for Environmental Safety Chemicals Released from Indoor Auto Parts Contribute to "New Car Smell" and Serious Health Concerns for Drivers & Passengers Worst Picks: Nissan Versa, Chevy Aveo, Scion xB 5dr, Kia RioBest Picks: Chevy Cobalt, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Honda Odyssey, Volvo V50


IMPORTANT NOTE: ratings do not provide a measure of health risk or chemical exposure associated with any individual product, or any individual element or related chemical.