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Cool Curtains: Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly

The great new book Green Guide: The Complete Reference for Consuming Wisely has some really sound advice for curtain-buying and I recommend you follow it for everything but the one thing I could never…


What to Do About Pressure-Treated Wood

Dear Annie, I have pressure treated wood in my garden. Should I be concerned? If so, what do I do about it? --Sam, GA Dear Sam, Yes, sadly, you do need to be concerned about it. Hopefully your …


Buyer Beware of Organic Labels

A few years ago I was in Shanghai, and I bought my wife a "Louis Vuitton" purse from a street vendor for an incredibly low price. She loved it, and it disintegrated after about three uses. She and I w…


Easy Greening: Hair Removal

It's bathing suit and tank top season and that means unsightly-hair awareness. Unfortunately most salon waxes are petroleum-based, store-bought depilatories contain ingredients thought to be possible …


Getting Rid of Candle Soot

I live in an apartment in Georgia. My walls are covered in soot. If I take a rag and wipe any wall in my apartment it comes back completely black. I was told after the apartment's vents and filt…


Non-Toxic Moth Ball Alternatives

I receive a lot of e-mail from frustrated readers who have learned about the National Toxicology Program's designation that moth balls are potential carcinogens, have removed moth balls from their ho…


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