New CDC guidance finally offers common-sense approach to cleaning and disinfecting for COVID-19!
With more understanding and research, CDC's new guidelines state that disinfecting is largely unnecessary in most situations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Impacts on Working Moms & Caregivers During COVID-19
Burnout is real. The loss is real. And so are the consequences. For many working mothers, this means our mental health has suffered, it also means women are at greater risk of both short and long-term economic instability.
Your Top Blog Posts of 2020!
Recapping WVE’s most popular blog posts of 2020! This past year over 350,000 people visited our Voices Blog for tips, updates and insight into ways you can raise your voice for a toxic-free future.
6 Reasons Why Disinfectant Foggers, Misters, Electrostatic Sprayers Are Not the Answer to Safer Spaces
Foggers, misters and electrostatic sprayers are not the solutions we need to protect health and reduce illness -- rather they seem to do little more than increase exposure to harmful chemicals.
We Need to Talk: The Overuse and Misuse of Disinfectants
There are many vital conversations around keeping our homes & communities safe — about how-to and when-to reopen safely — and part of this discussion needs to include toxic chemicals, particularly in regards to the overuse and misuse of disinfectants.
How to Search for Disinfectants on the EPA List N
Want to know if your disinfectant is using safer ingredients and is approved by the EPA to use against COVID-19? Check out this how-to video!
Women’s Health Organization Cautions Educators About Harmful Exposures to Toxic Chemicals in Disinfectants
To help prevent the overuse and the misuse of disinfectants in schools, Women’s Voices for the Earth has released a toolkit for parents and guardians on how to talk to educators about safer alternatives. The toolkit includes a comprehensive list of EPA-certified safer disinfectants to combat COVID-19 that use active ingredients like hydrogen peroxide instead of toxic quats. But beyond disinfectants, the toolkit also highlights how to use these products safely, and stresses the importance and effectiveness of hand-washing for keeping kids healthy.
Covid-19: concern over link between disinfectant use and respiratory health
From: Chemical Watch Potential risk to vulnerable populations needs more attention, NGOs say …The US NGO Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) has warned that... Read More
50 Years of Earth Day: A Celebration and an Urgent Reminder
2020 marks Earth Day's 50th and WVE's 25th anniversary. Milestones like these are something to celebrate. But they are also a reminder that the urgency to protect our health and our environment is as relevant as ever.
“Do It Yourself” (DIY) Cleaning and Disinfecting during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Simple, safe and effective DIY recipes to keep your home clean and free of harmful chemicals that can often be found disinfectants.