PFAS Crisis – The “Forever Chemicals” Found in 99% of Humans

PFAS chemicals have been found in 99% of the humans tested and are known to cause a long list of cancers, birth defects, infertility, thyroid disease and more. This group of chemicals are “forever chemicals” because they never go away, not from the environment and not from our bodies. What are PFAS chemicals? PFAS are… Read more »

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Beware of PVC in Kids’ Rain Gear

As we enter into the autumn season, it is time to gear up for rainy weather. Before you choose a cute new raincoat for your child, let’s have a discussion about PVC in kids’ rain gear. Why is PVC dangerous? Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) usually includes in its composition a group of chemicals called phthalates that… Read more »

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Keep your Family Safe from Quats (Commonly Found in Household Cleaning Products)

We have previously shared our concerns over the mixture of chemicals known as quats (Quaternary Ammonium compounds) that have been linked to birth defects in laboratory animals. The problem with quats is that they are commonly found in household commercial cleaning products (including Clorox disinfecting wipes) and they are strong enough to cause adverse health… Read more »

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Keep Your Family Safe This Winter With PFAS-Free Rain Gear

The PFAS crisis is gaining recognition with more media attention and even an upcoming film. On a recent blog, we discussed the issues with PFAS chemicals that have been found in 99% of humans and are known to cause a variety of adverse health effects.This group of chemicals are “forever chemicals” because they never go… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »