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Carcinogenic Flavors Additives Banned by FDA likely found in these foods

7 Carcinogenic Flavors Banned by the FDA

The FDA has withdrawn its approval of the following 7 chemicals from use in food flavorings because they were all found to induce cancer in laboratory animals. (see table below for places these flavorings are often found) Ethyl acrylate Eugenyl methyl Myrcene Pulegone Pyridine Styrene Benzophenone The FDA has also banned benzophenone for use as a plasticizer… Read more »

Food Packaging Additives

Food Packaging Additives & Child Health – Guidelines from the AAP

The American Academy of Pediatrics have started warning doctors about chemicals leaching into food from food packaging. In their policy statement Food Additives and Child Health (August 2018), they discuss both intentional food additives, as well as indirect food additives. Indirect food additives are “substances in food contact materials”. They include these because the substances that make up… Read more »

Natural Organic Gift Ideas Crafty Kids

Natural & Organic Gift Ideas for Crafty Kids

Craft and create for hours on end! Some of our favorite craft supplies are open-ended ones that let creativity shine through and allow kids to come up with their own creations! We have rounded up a few of our top natural and organic craft supplies and toys to help facilitate those creations! We hope you find… Read more »

20 Stocking Stuffers Under $20

20 Stocking Stuffers Under $20

It’s that time of the year again! Time to start budgeting and planning for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. We narrowed down our natural and organic products to find some of our favorites to stuff their stockings with for under $20! Here are 20 stocking stuffers under $20:    1. French Terry Bib: From our exclusive… Read more »

Top 10 Holiday Gifts

At Sprout, we pride ourselves on choosing the best natural and organic products to carry. Not only are they safe for your little ones, they are in the top of their class and made of the finest materials.  People really, really love our products, and nobody knows Sprout’s products as well as the people who… Read more »

Parabens Test Results for Suzanne

Testing Myself for Parabens

By Suzanne Price What are Parabens? Parabens are a group of chemicals that are often used as preservatives in personal care products. Parabens have been shown to easily penetrate the skin when applied in lotions and soaps. The European Commission on Endocrine Disruption has listed parabens as Category 1 priority substances, based on evidence that… Read more »

Limit Flame Retardants Home Computers

Turn Off Computers to Limit Flame Retardants in Your Home

A recent study highlighted the prevalence of flame retardant chemicals coming off electronics in our homes—especially with devices that are always on. By law, electronic products must have chemicals added to them to protect against fires. The chemicals that are added to the plastic enclosures around electronics are not bound to the plastics. They can… Read more »

Toxic Squishies

Toxic Chemicals Found in Squishies

You’ve probably seen them – Squishies are the current toy craze for elementary school kids. They have the texture and feel of “stress balls”, but come in all sorts of kid-themed designs, and kids love to squish them. Sensing that the odd smell coming off of them could be a sign of something dangerous, the… Read more »

Two prepubescent girls hugging photo from Brest Cancer Prevention Partners

Lowering the Risk of Future Breast Cancer in Prepubescent Girls

We recently hosted a discussion led by Dr. Sharima Rasanayagam, Director of Science with Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP). BCPP is the only national organization focused on the prevention of breast cancer and is unique in its focus on a science-based approach to prevention. Throughout the discussion, Dr. Rasanayagam walked us through the known causes… Read more »