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Care2 Parent Asks City to Ban Dangerous Leaf Burning & Protect Her Kids’ Lungs

Burning leaves creates dangerous air pollution that can make people very sick. Parent and Care2 member K. Gilbert of Champaign, IL found that out the hard way, when heavy smoke from burning leaves bil…

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The ‘Dirty Dozen’ Toxins in Your Skin Care Products

There are more than 82,000 chemicals in common cosmetics and personal care products. Because the skin is the body's largest detox organ and one of the best ways to eliminate toxins is through perspira…

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The Ugly Truth About Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte

Before you grab that ever-so-tempting Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte on your way to work, you might be alarmed to know what's in it…and, well, what's not. Since it is packed with artificial ingredie…

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10 Health Benefits of Marijuana

Marijuana frequently gets a bad rap. How much of it is deserved? After my earlier blog, “Should Marijuana Be Legalized?” I conducted research to find out the benefits and problems linked with marijuan…

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FAQs About Mold Prevention and Cleanup

Whether it occurs in summer or in winter, mold in your home is not only unsightly, it is also dangerous to your family's health. Read these FAQs to get the answers about how mold grows, whom it affe…

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Childhood Bullying Linked to Adult Inflammatory Diseases

Earlier this month, I wrote about the lingering effects of childhood bullying and how adults continue to suffer mental, emotional and even financial challenges resulting from the traumatic abuse they …

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Are Food Dyes Damaging Your Child’s Health?

I love the look of fresh food almost as much as the taste. Some people say you eat with your eyes, and I understand this concept. Bright berries, multi-colored tomatoes and corn, and brilliant pumpkin…

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Detox Your Car in 10 Simple Steps

I just bought a small, used utility truck. Months of scouring the marketplace and test-driving vehicles reminded me of just how many chemicals most people use in the maintenance and upkeep of their ve…

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Natural Remedy as Effective as Allergy Medication

Spring has sprung and with the warm weather comes bountiful buds and blooms on the plants that surround us.  Spring also brings plant allergens that can disrupt our enjoyment of nature's rebirth.  For…

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6 Super Spring Detox Foods

Living in a northern climate often means a long chilly break from fresh produce. By December, produce in the grocery store is looking questionable. By February, fruits and vegetables are low on flavor…

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