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UrthChild's Natural Living Community
Finding the safest organic and eco-friendly products for your family doesn't have to be difficult. We've created this online community for you to learn more about creating a healthier and toxin-free home. You'll also find information to questions like, "Why is organic cotton important?" and "Just what are BPA and phthalates, and why should I avoid them?"
And finally, we've learned the most about non-toxic natural living by listening to others, so we've created some fun tools to help you interact and share with others who want to shrink their environmental footprint.
We hope that this online community and reading room will be one of your favorite places on the internet. Visit often to find out about our monthly contests, read other shoppers' advice, and chat with us about your product recommendations or natural living tips!
We've made it easy for you to help you evaluate products through our UrthChild rating system. Learn more about our product rating icons and what they mean.
Why organic clothes?
Why organic food?
Why organic skin care?
Ten good reasons to go organic
Frequently asked questions about organic
US government facts on children's chemical and pesticide exposure from food
What is biodynamic? An overview
What is biodynamic agriculture?
Keeping your family safe
Top 10 ways to eliminate toxicity in your home
Top 5 reasons to avoid plastic
Skin care products ratings database (Environmental Working Group)
Reducing toxic threats to child development
What are phthalates? An article on phthalates, common sources, and what phthalate-containing baby products to avoid
Pediatrics journal article on phthalates in baby skin care products
Bisphenol-A (BPA) in food containers
Carcinogen 1,4-dioxane in personal care products
List of so-called "natural" and "organic" skin care products containing 1,4-dioxane
FAQs on 1,4-dioxane from the Environmental Working Group
New York Times article on organic skin care products
Everyday household products and the chemicals in them
Smart plastics guide
Common questions and answers on plastics
KellyMom: Evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep, and parenting
La Leche League: Breastfeeding assistance, resources, and support
Chemical solvent in infant formula enhanced with DHA and ARA fatty acids
Organic food improves the quality of mom's breastmilk
101 reasons to breastfeed your child
Supplementation of the breastfed baby: "Just one bottle won't hurt"--or will it?