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What Plastics Do to Your Body

News of possible health threats associated with plastic bothered Jeanne Haegele of Chicago so much that she has quit using plastic. The 28-year-old marketing coordinator chronicles her efforts online …

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The Trouble With Triclosan in Your Soap

Who knew that washing your hands could harm your health and the environment? Thanks to the chemical industry, a hazardous antibacterial compound called triclosan is now an ingredient in many household…

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Melamine in Chinese Baby Formula

Q: There is a lot in the news about the melamine found in Chinese baby formula/milk. It doesn't look like anyone in the United States has been affected yet--but there may be some risk in larger cities…

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Safe Shoe Polish? Ask Annie

Dear Annie, I am trying to live as free of toxic materials as possible, both for my health and the planet, but I am stumped by shoe polish. What can I use that works and that is safe? --Mel, WA De…

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PVC Fashion Accessories?

Dear Annie, We are hearing a lot in the news recently about toxic materials in toys and children's accessories, I was wondering if we should have the same concerns about fashion and other products? --…

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Bar Soap: Easy Greening

It is said that Cleopatra bathed in milk, honey, and essential oils followed by gentle abrasion with fine white sand. How did we get from such a wholesome and luxurious cleansing ritual to today’s bar…

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