Chemical Sunscreen Exposure In Bloodstream

Chemical Sunscreen Can Enter the Bloodstream After One Day

Shop safe sunscreens now – no harmful chemicals here! A new study on chemical sunscreen exposure found that the chemicals enter the bloodstream after just one day of use. Alarmingly, in this study the concentrations of 3 common chemical sunscreen ingredients found in the blood continued to rise with daily use. The ingredients even remained… Read more »

chemical, 1,4-dioxane

Toxic Chemical 1,4-Dioxane Found in Numerous Household Products

New research reports that 65 of 80 household products tested contain the chemical 1,4-dioxane. The US Environmental Protection Agency designates 1,4-dioxane as a likely carcinogen. Trace amounts of 1,4-dioxane were found in products including shampoos, detergents, body washes, and even in baby products. The chemical is produced as a byproduct during manufacturing. Because 1,4-dioxane is… Read more »

Mom Owned Businesses

Sprout San Francisco is entirely woman owned and operated – in fact, we’re powered by moms! We love getting behind women owned and mom owned businesses! We got in touch with a few of the inspiring entrepreneurial moms we work with and asked them how being a mom inspires their business. Anshal Purohit, Chief Marketing… Read more »

Herbicide Glyphosate

Everyday Exposure to the Herbicide Glyphosate (the Ingredient in Roundup)

Glyphosate is the most extensively used herbicide in the world today for both residential and agricultural purposes. It is the main ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup produced by Monsanto. Because the herbicide glyphosate is so common, you and your family may be exposed in your everyday life. Should I worry about my children being exposed to the… Read more »

artificial turf

Harmful Chemicals Found in Artificial Turf on Playgrounds

Is your child’s playground surface safe? Recycled rubber artificial turf products were introduced in the 1990s and swiftly installed on playgrounds and athletic fields around the world—with no prior safety testing. Tires contain heavy metals, carcinogens, and other toxic substances. Yet, they are routinely grinded into small crumb rubber pellets for recreational use. Harmful chemicals… Read more »

BPA Substitute Chemicals

BPA Substitute Chemicals May be More Harmful than BPA Itself

BPA (bisphenol A) is commonly used in receipt paper, to make plastic shatterproof, and to extend the shelf life of canned food. You may already be aware of the dangers of the endocrine disrupting chemical, BPA. We have warned of the harmful effects it can have on our children for years. More and more products… Read more »

Fluorinated Chemicals in Disposable Food Containers

Avoid Fluorinated Chemicals in Disposable Food Containers

What Are Fluorinated Chemicals? Paper and fiber food service ware and packaging often contain fluorinated chemicals. The chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) persist in the environment for a very long time and are harmful to humans.  PFAS are added to food service ware and packaging for moisture, oil, and grease resistance. The… Read more »

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals have effects at 1ppb

Low Dose Toxicity of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

At Sprout, we’ve always worked to raise awareness about the dangers that endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can have on our developing children. Scientists are still identifying these chemicals in our environment and in our products. A recent report even found that prenatal exposure to EDCs in personal care products can speed up puberty in girls… Read more »