Author Archives: Evelyn Minaise

Sharing a Toxic-Free Gift Guide with my loved ones

While many are struggling to fill stockings on time and get their houses to optimum holiday glow, the Center for Environmental Health is working on making sure everyone has the safest, toxic-free holiday they can. CEH recently released “Buying Naughty or Nice: A Toxic-Free Gift Guide to the Holidays,” to help parents and families everywhere [...]

Lead in Cosmetics and Folk Remedies

How could a toxic metal possibly infiltrate an infant’s blood so quickly? One would think through diet or living environment – not cosmetics. In some cultures, makeup is applied to young children as a form of remedy or tradition. Recently, a Massachusetts doctor discovered lead poisoning in an infant whose parents had applied “tiro,” a lead-based [...]