Mom's Perspective
The Dirt on the Safety of Detergent Packets

The Dirt on the Safety of Detergent Packets

As a parent of a 7 year old that has gotten her sticky little fingers into more trouble, I am always making myself aware of new potential hazards that I bring into my home.  We have called the local poison control center a couple times with various concerns over items

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Is Nail Polish A Health Risk?

Is Nail Polish A Health Risk?

Moms are not the only ones that think about the health and well-being of their children.  Today’s “Mom’s Perspective” is a “Grandfather’s Perspective.” My granddaughter, who is with child, dropped by the other day and asked what I was reading?  It was an article on nail polish that contained a

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Breaking of the Bulb

Breaking of the Bulb

This past weekend was a “clean-up” weekend for my two girls. We had recently reorganized the room in the basement for their own personal play room. They spent the day putting toys away, deciding on a new color for the walls, adding some decorations and stealing lamps to brighten up

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  • ‘Tis the Season to be Snotty

‘Tis the Season to be Snotty

The winter season is upon us. It’s the time the neighborhoods some alive with colorful rainbows of lights and decorations for the holiday season. I have unpacked the winter coats, scarves, gloves, hats, and boots preparing for whatever Mother Nature throws at us. All of these things can help me

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What is Mom’s Perspective??

What is Mom’s Perspective??

Hi everyone! I’m Patricia Nance, Science Outreach & Initiatives Leader at Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) and the Program Manager of the KidsChemicalSafety.org website. I have worked in the environmental health and risk assessment field for over 18 years. I am also a mom of 2 wonderful little girls,

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Mommy My Tongue Tastes Funny

Mommy My Tongue Tastes Funny

My 5 year old daughter walked into the kitchen the other day with tears in her eyes and said, “Mommy my tongues tastes funny!”  When I asked her what she had put into her mouth, she replied, “Nothing.”  Of course, as she stood in front of me with her tongue

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