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Toxic Chemicals in the News: 6/23-6/30

Zoë Furlong July 01, 2015
Nanomaterials found detrimental to sea life


6/23/15 —“Insecticide lindane found to cause cancer(The Guardian). A common insecticide, lindane, has been found to increase the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in humans by 60%, according to a World Health Organization review. 

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She Lives Major: Jessica Clayton

Christine Mitchell Adams June 29, 2015

I've been a longtime fan of Jessica Clayton's. I first met her when she did PR at Patagonia and as I got to know her more, I quickly realized want an inspirational woman she is. Jessica has sailed around the world, moonlights as a doula, and just founded her own PR agency, Wilder, with Patagonia colleague Coley Malloy-Glasgow. Lucky for us, she took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about her unbreakable bond with the ocean, working with sustainably-minded brands for Wilder, and the raw human experience of witnessing a birth. 

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Health in the News: 6/15-6/26

Christine Mitchell Adams June 26, 2015

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6/18/2015 - "Humane-Certified Chicken Giant Caught on Video Abusing Chickens" (Mother Jones). The West Coast's largest chicken producer, Foster Farms, has openly emphasized their animal welfare priorities for more than 70 years. In 2013, they were awarded the American Human Association Seal. Mercy for Animals conducted an undercover investigation of one of their facilities in Fresno, CA and came out with this heartbreaking video of animal cruelty and abuse. 

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Toxic Chemicals in the News: 6/15-6/22

Zoë Furlong June 24, 2015

Regulators And Retailers Raise Pressure On Phthalates

6/15/15 — “Facing Consumer Pressure, Companies Start to Seek Safe Alternatives to BPA(New York Times). For consumers, figuring out which canned foods and plastics contain the controversial chemical known as BPA can be nearly impossible. But determining whether newer alternatives are any safer may be even more difficult.

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Retailer Spotlight: SAULT

Christine Mitchell Adams June 22, 2015

SAULT's South End of Boston location

We're back with another profile with one of our amazing retail partners. This month, we're featuring Philip Saul of SAULT. Philip opened his first shop in a covetable space on Tremont St. in the South End of Boston four years ago. This spring, he opened his second location in Portsmouth, NH. Based on the photos we've seen on instagram, it looks amazing. But who would expect anything less from Philip. 

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The Collective Quarterly Issue 2: Mad River

Christine Mitchell Adams June 17, 2015

Quarterly magazine The Collective Quarterly hits the sweet spot between travel journalism, intimate stories, and breathtaking photo essays. Founded in 2013 by Jesse Lenz and Seth Putnam, each article focuses on a different location. This week they released their third issue, which explores the Mad River Valley region of Vermont.

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Documentaries We're Watching

Christine Mitchell Adams June 15, 2015

It's been a rainy start to the summer, which has kept us indoors more days than we'd like. We've tried to make the best of the situation by watching some documentaries that have long been on our "to-watch" list. Here are a few of our favorites. Is there a documentary you think we should add to the list? Leave your suggestions in the comments.

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