We are all exposed to chemicals in some way in our modern world. But children in daycares, where some might spend up to 10 hours a day indoors, are at a particularly high risk of developing health problems (such as asthma) due to chemical exposure. This happens because young children are at a developmental stage and their heart and respiration rates are faster than adults'.
A study conducted by University of Missouri to test a new "electronic nose" air quality measurement tool they developed, found that the VOCs (volatile organic compounds) at daycares come from common school supplies, cleaning products, paints, solvents and refrigerants. The experts agree there is no need to panic though. There are things teachers can do today to reduce the VOCs in their classroom.
Here's a list of quick fixes that will reduce VOCs:
2) Replace the Sharpies. If you can smell the sharpie pen, those smells are VOCs. Opt for more environmentally friendly options.
3) Buy organic school supplies. Although they were hard to find just a year or two ago, there are many organic, chemical-free school supplies available in the market these. At prices that won't break the bank. Try organic glue, organic finger paints, or organic tempera paints for example. Tessa Bunny's (tessabunny.com) has a great selection of these made in the U.S.A, from only certified organic ingredients.
4) Use "clean" cleaning sprays. Considering the amount of toxic chemicals present in common cleaning sprays, they themselves can be viewed as not clean at all. Choose plant based, paraben free cleaning solutions such as the ones provided by the Method brand.
If you're on the look out for something totally new in the world of slime, look no further! Check out our recipe for Organic "Pineapple" Slime on YouTube. Use Tessa Bunny's very own patent-pending organic school glue, organic cornstarch, turmeric extract for color, and some organic yellow sugar (we love the India Tree brand) for texture and viola'! a new slime you have never played with (which, by the way, will leave zero footprint on the planet).
This is a MUST READ!! A reminder of why we LOVE to decorate our organic slime with organic sugars colored with only vegetable extracts instead of glitter, shiny and enchanting as it may be. http://ow.ly/InTt30h03OM
We here at Tessa Bunny's are so excited today with the city of Seattle's announcement of an across-the-board ban of all plastic straws and utensils. What an epic win for the oceans and all our fishy, marine animal buddies!
What started as a push initiated by the Lonely Whale Foundation to have the entire city of Seattle ditch plastic straws during the month of September, turned into a massive movement and now all the city's businesses will have until July 2018 to convert to compostable options.
Saving marine life AND promoting less dependence on petroleum-based products... that is worth celebrating!
To kick off the Fall 2017 season we're making it easy for customers to try out our favorite items. We've put together a Tessa Bunny's Favorites kit designed to provide an introduction to our world of party and play time supplies made with organic ingredients and all natural colorants from vegetables. Each box contains a 3-oz bottle of Organic School Glue, a box of Organic Finger Paints, and an 8-color pack of Organic Play Clay.
Visit our shop to get your very own all organic, petroleum-free play time experience.
We are so excited to announce that, as of today… we are officially present on social media! Yei!! Right in time for Valentine’s Day too, offering the world a chance to celebrate while saving the trees with our very affordable and totally TREE FREE party decorations and party favors. Printed exclusively on sugar cane and banana leaf fiber papers, we’re working hard to make the world greener one party at a time.
Join our Green Party Hardy movement today by shopping with us! Or, check us out and give us a like on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, or Instagram! (Still working on setting up Twitter!).
Here’s to wholesome partying for all!
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