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Shopping Toxic-Free for You and Baby

November 15, 2018
Are there toxic flame retardant chemicals in the padding of the Macy’s rocking chair you want to buy for the baby’s room? Is the Giant grocery store doing anything about the level of arsenic in the infant rice cereal they sell?
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Calling All Cities!

November 21, 2017
What do Minneapolis, Dearborn, Salt Lake City and Seattle all have in common?
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Toxic Mercury and Your Baby’s Ability to Learn

September 29, 2017
It’s not the fishes’ fault. And it’s not the fault of women who eat the fish. But, millions of women of childbearing age who eat mercury contaminated fish have enough of the toxic chemicals in their bodies to harm a developing child.
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Bright Cities Spotlight on Minneapolis, MN

June 9, 2017
From the moment I first learned of the Bright Cities program, I knew it would be a great fit for the City of Minneapolis. In 2014, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges instituted the Cradle to K Cabinet program, a major initiative focused on developing a plan to eliminate disparities for children in the City of Minneapolis, prenatally to three years old. With a significant overlap in missions between our city and with HBBF’s Bright Cities, our partnership has proven to be a great opportunity for us to help give babies the best start in life.
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Bright Cities Spotlight on Salt Lake City, UT

May 31, 2017
For the past year, SLCgreen (the Sustainability Department of Salt Lake City, UT) has been pleased to partner with the Bright Cities program as part of Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) to determine how we can reduce or eliminate children’s exposures to neurotoxic chemicals when they’re at the most vulnerable stage of their development.
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Toxic Car Seats

January 11, 2017
Car seats currently on the market contain toxic flame retardants. But, change is on the horizon. What parents can do right now to keep baby safe.
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A Grading System That Moms and Dads Will Love

November 25, 2016
In time for holiday shopping, the Mind the Store campaign’s Retailer Report Card takes a look at the safer chemical policies at major stores. Where does your favorite store rank?
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Why Parents Should Vote Local on Election Day

November 4, 2016
In most major cities, less than 15% of voters turn out to vote in mayoral elections. Unless we vote, how can we ensure our local officials support policies that protect our babies?