The Perfect Lawn – Not!!

Teen girls see big drop in chemical exposure with switch in cosmetics via @ucberkeley

Glyphosate levels high in popular US snacks

The new report, Glyphosate: Unsafe on Any Plate, found high levels of glyphosate contamination in popular American food brands, such as Cheerios, Doritos, Oreos, Goldfish and Ritz Crackers, and Stacy’s Pita Chips. According to the report, the levels that found in these products are above the levels associated with organ damage (above 0.1 parts per billion(ppb)). Among 29 different foods tested, the highest levels detected were found in General Mills’ Original Cheerios, at 1,125.3 ppb. Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips were the next highest, at 812.53 ppb. The testing and analysis was performed by Anresco Laboratories, which is an FDA registered laboratory. Glyphosate residues have been detected in a wide variety of foods and products. In March 2016, Moms Across America released a report on glyphosate residues in California wines and found that all of the ten wines tested positive for glyphosate. Other recent reports of the widespread presence of glyphosate residues find the chemical in breast milk, in German beers, feminine hygiene products, and bread, as well as in nearly 100% of Germans tested.


Finally a safe non toxic hair color!

Rated #1 by Skin Deep and certified non toxic by Made Safe!
Check out the ingredients here! Can’t wait to try it!

Fighting back at Santa Monica High over PCBs

Offering a “new” organic line of skincare in the US from the UK. With “no nasties”!

If you are interested in organic skin products from the UK where harmful chemicals are banned from personal products you may find these products from Neal’s Yard Remedies appealing. The company has been around for more than 30 years. I am a long time fan of their products, especially the Frankincense line. I used to buy it every trip to London but now I am offering it in the U.S.! It is not sold in stores in the US. You may order directly from the provided website and have it delivered to your door or I am happy to help answer questions or advise.

What’s not in our products

We believe that what you leave out of a product can be as important as what you put in. Here’s just a few of the ingredients you won’t find in any of our products, and why:

No silicones – they coat skin, and impede its natural function
No mineral oils – derived from petroleum, and have a tendency to block the skin
No parabens – these are linked to hormonal imbalances
No GM ingredients – not enough is known about possible long-term implications
No phthalates – it’s reported they have toxic impact on humans and animal life
No propylene glycol – derived from petroleum
No animal testing – unnecessary and cruel
No DEA – associated with known carcinogens
No EDTA – (powerful metal chelator), and doesn’t biodegrade readily
No acrylates – derived from petroleum
No nano – not enough is known about its long term implications
No BHT – linked to breathing and lung impairment

Our 8th Annual GOC Benefit!


Photos from the 1st Greening Our Children Benefit!

Thank you to Mount Sinai’s Eileen Solomon and Katie Southwick for unearthing these treasures! It was 8 years ago this May

and we’ve come so far! Congratulations to the original group of women who started this worthy cause and for those who carry it on today!

Thank you Anne Robertson for being the impetus behind it all about 10 years ago! Please keep supporting GOC – there are still tickets available for the May 1, 2015 evening benefit or if you would like to donate:

Greenwich Country Club, May 15, 2008

Co-chairs Rhonda Sherwood and Toby Cone

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Toxic Playgrounds near Yankee Stadium investigation

Portland bans use of insecticides believed to be harmful to bees on city property!