| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:55 AM
In 2009, Connecticut banned it from baby food, infant formula cans and bottles, and reusable food and beverage containers. In 2011, this state stopped its use in the thermal paper receipts you get at the gas pump and elsewhere.
It's 2013, so the...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Feb 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Boston Beer Co., one of the oldest -- and largest -- craft beer brands in America, announced this week that it would begin canning its signature Samuel Adams Boston Lager. The amber lager will be available in specially designed "Sam Cans" this summer, and...
| Feb 10, 2013
If co-workers and family members are coming down with infections this winter, you may be tempted to turn to an anti-bacterial soap for protection.
But some scientists are increasingly concerned that a common anti-bacterial ingredient called triclosan...
| Feb 15, 2013
At the Nathan Davis Elementary School library on a recent Wednesday, Angela Worth, a dental hygienist, brushed cloudy white goo onto a second-grader's molars. Twenty seconds under a bright blue light and the cavity-preventing substance — called a...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 9:39 AM
For Maureen Burke, “gluten-free” is not just the latest diet trend -- it’s a way of life.
Since being diagnosed with celiac disease in the late 1980s, Burke has wrestled with her intolerance of gluten. And now, as chef and owner of One...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Watch that necklace, Mommy! Jewelry’s up for grabs -— and gums — when you’ve got a baby in your arms. But with Teething Bling your baby can chomp away. They’re pendants and bangles made from the same FDA-approved BPA- and...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 8:30 AM
There are fitness gadgets for exercisers of any level, whether you're an Ironman triathlete or just starting to get up and go.
Keep in mind what activities interest you when you are shopping for gear, says Jessica Matthews, physiologist with the...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:11 PM
A bill that would provide protection to young children against toxic chemicals — both before and after birth — was unfortunately bottled up in the General Assembly's Appropriations Committee last week but should be revived by amendment...
| May 10, 2012
With efforts to revamp the nation's chemical safety law stalled in Congress, the Obama administration's top environmental regulator vowed three years ago to act on her own to beef up the oversight of toxic substances.
But key parts of the initiative...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Like many Earth-conscious Americans, I’ve been trying to get in the habit of reusing cloth bags for my groceries. This cuts down on plastic, which is harmful for us on many fronts. Environmentally speaking, only about 2 percent of plastic bags get...