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Overwhelmed With Beauty Products? These Tools May Help

It can be overwhelming to search for new beauty products. The back panels of most products can resemble the classwork of a graduate chemistry class. Being health-minded, it can be a huge obstacle to f…

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The Chemical Dangers of Sexual Lubricants

“Virtually all hyperosmolar lubricants need to be reformulated… Normally the mucosal lining of the vagina is a good barrier to infection all by itself, but when that barrier gets compromised, all bet…

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My Hunt for a Chemical-Free Couch

by Lori Popkewitz Alper There’s been a lot of buzz about a team of researchers from Duke University and UC Berkeley who found that 85% of couch cushions contain toxic or untested flame retardants. …

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An Inside Look At How Pollution Causes Cancer

Cancer is one of the most feared and least understood diseases of our time. Although great strides have been made in understanding possible causes and best ways to treat, this new knowledge can someti…

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Toxic Fire Retardants in Many Household Items

Harmful fire retardant chemicals are turning up in everything from furniture to dust in American homes, researchers report in two new studies being published today (Nov. 28), a finding that underscore…

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Natural Pet Care for Fleas, Ticks, Bath Time and More

Our human lives are full of choices. We often obsess over the ingredients in the lotions we buy and search for the safest cleaning products for our home. Our pets, on the other hand, live a largely ch…

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Go Green at Home to Keep Pets Healthy

I’ve always told myself that I care about the environment as much as the next person. Well, at least as much as the next working mom with three kids, three dogs, and a limited amount of both time and …

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Unacceptable Levels: 80,000 Chemicals in Our Lives (Video)

There are more than 80,000 chemicals in our daily life—in everything from cosmetics and cleaning products to furniture and food—and yet very few of them are regulated by government. Many of them h…

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Healing with Food

By Lisa Nicholson, contributor to Healing Recipes on Allthingshealing.com We eat every day, usually as many as 3-5 times a day. From work to exercise, from reading a book to watering the garden, f…

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Pesticides and Honeybee Deaths

Honeybees are key pollinators that are absolutely crucial to our food system. And, tragically, they’re not having an easy time these days. One factor responsible for a massive amount of honeybee deat…

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