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Top 10 Stories of 2015

Top 10 Stories of 2015

December 30, 2015

At Healthy Child Healthy World, powered by EWG, we’re always working to bring you the latest research and information on how to protect your children from harmful chemicals.

But some stories stand out from the pack. Here are our top 10 stories of 2015. We hope you learn something new and share with your family and friends. Because what’s more important than your children’s health?

11 Worst Sunscreens for Kids
Sunscreen should never be your child’s first line of defense against the sun, and some products may actually do more harm than good.

Know Your Plastics
To find plastics that are safest for your family and the environment, get to know these recycling codes imprinted on the underside of plastic products.

How to Avoid Added Nitrates and Nitrites in Food
Do you pack sandwiches for lunch or grab a hot dog at a cookout? These foods may contain harmful added nitrates and nitrites. Here’s how to avoid them.

Is Asbestos in Your Children’s Toys?
A new study commissioned by EWG Action Fund found that crayons and other toys could contain a surprising and dangerous contaminant: asbestos.

The 5 Worst Ingredients in Kids’ Body Care Products
Here are the five most worrisome ingredients in body care products for kids. Healthy Child Healthy World breaks down the risks, and how to avoid them.

Keep Your Kids Safe in the Sun
Protect your children from sun damage with our step-by-step 2015 Sun Safety Guide for Children.

The Harmful Ingredient Hiding in Baby’s First Food
Did you feed your baby rice cereal? If so, you may have accidentally exposed your infant to a shocking, hidden ingredient: arsenic.

The Trouble with Disinfecting Wipes
Disinfecting wipes are not necessary for routine cleaning. Here’s what you can do to make smarter cleaning choices for your family.

Reduce Your Use of Plastics
Here are some easy steps to reduce your use of plastics and lower the amount of plastic-related chemicals in your body, your home and the environment.

More Bad News About Nail Polish
A new study by researchers at EWG and Duke University finds that nail polishes can contain a harmful chemical called TPHP, which can disrupt hormones.

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