Avoid Fluorinated Chemicals in Disposable Food Service Ware

What is PFAS? Paper and fiber food service ware and packaging often contain fluorinated chemicals. These chemicals known as per- 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 concern… 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 »

Toxins are Causing Irreversible Damage to Our Children’s Brains

Everyday Toxins are Causing Damage to Our Children’s Brains

Leading scientists name 12 chemicals they believe to be causing widespread behavioral and cognitive problems in children including lower IQs, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder. These everyday toxins are causing irreversible damage to our children’s brains. Rates of both autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are increasing in the US. Currently 10-15% of births are associated with… Read more »

Endocrine System

The Endocrine System & the Harms of Endocrine Disruptors

What is the endocrine system? The Endocrine System includes all the glands in your body and the hormones they make. It is in charge of body processes that happen slowly, like as cell growth. It influences almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies. The endocrine system plays a role in regulating mood, growth… Read more »

Prenatal chemical exposure speedys girls puberty

Prenatal Chemical Exposure Speeds Puberty in Girls

A new report finds that prenatal exposure to chemicals commonly found in personal care products including toothpaste, makeup, and soap may cause girls to hit puberty earlier. Over the past two decades, girls and possibly boys have been experiencing puberty at progressively younger ages, according to numerous reports. Hitting puberty at an earlier age has… Read more »

Lavender and Tea Tree Oils

New Evidence Confirms Lavender & Tea Tree Oils are Hormone Disruptors

Lavender and tea tree oils are part of the essential oils trend that has become popular in the United States. They are commonly used for medical treatments, personal hygiene products, cleaning products, and aromatherapy. We have previously questioned whether the use of lavender and tea tree oil around our children is safe (read our blog… Read more »

Toxic fragrance chemicals.

Exposing Unlabeled Toxic Fragrance Chemicals

Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) released a report exposing toxic fragrance chemicals in beauty, personal care, and cleaning products as a part of their Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Major companies have been hiding unlabeled toxic chemicals in their products for years. For example, Unilever only gets fragrance disclosure from their suppliers at quantities greater than… Read more »

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Adolescent Girls

Why are There More Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Some Adolescent Girls?

Adolescent girls who use more personal care products have been found to have more endocrine disrupting chemicals in their urine. Many personal care products, including makeup, soaps, and sunscreen, may expose adolescent girls to potential endocrine disruptors, including phthalates, parabens, and other phenols, as reported in a study published January 9, 2019. Phthalates and parabens… Read more »

sunscreen chemicals banned to protect coral reef in Hawaii

Sunscreen Chemicals Banned in Hawaii are also Bad for our Bodies

Sunscreen Chemicals Banned in Hawaii Hawaiian lawmakers recently banned the sale and distribution of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. These chemicals are believed to be harmful to the ocean’s coral reefs. It is reported that up to 14,000 tons of sunscreen end up in coral reefs every year and the ingredients in these chemicals increase… Read more »

Safer Cosmetics by Beautycounter

Safer Cosmetics with Beautycounter

Ever since I started Sprout, I’ve been concerned about toxins, not just in baby products, but in products for adults as well. Soon after we opened our first store, I watched The Story of Cosmetics and hoped that it would change consumer purchasing behavior. Everything it says is still true today, so watch it if… Read more »