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11 Disease-Causing Ingredients Added to Garbage Bags

Have you seen those Febreze commercials with the pseudo-scientific experiments in which people are blindfolded and exposed to garbage?  When the blindfolds are removed people are elated and overjoyed …

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What’s in That Car Air Freshener?

Can't smell the forest for the tree air freshener hanging from the rear-view mirror? That's the concern of more and more people who report headaches, dizziness, and other negative symptoms from the "a…

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Exposed: Cancer-Causing Toxins Found in Air Fresheners

If you have been following my “EXPOSED” blog series you’re familiar with phthalates found in so-called “air-fresheners.” You know then that these toxic ingredients are linked with abnormally-developed…

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Exposed: Is Your Child’s Classroom Toxic?

When you consider that children spend almost as much time at school as they do at home, it’s imperative that the environment be a healthy one—or at least, a non-toxic one.  This is particularly true w…

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Exposed: What’s Lurking in Febreze?

Forget what the TV commercials tell you:  Febreze doesn’t contain some miracle substance that envelopes bacteria in mid-air, leaving your house sanitized, healthy, fresh and clean-smelling.  What it d…

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Exposed: The Shocking Truth About Air Fresheners

Before you spray Febreze or plug in a Glade Plug-In, light a scented candle, or use some so-called air freshening wick, mist, aerosol, or other car or room deodorizer, think twice.  You’ll be shocked …

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Buckyballs Go Bye-Bye (and Other Small Things to Avoid Swallowing)

Really, everyone has some sort of story from childhood that involves ingesting some small inedible thing that they should have kept far from their mouth. I have a relative that, as a young child, stuc…

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High-Powered Magnets Deadly to Children

High-powered magnets -- the kind you might have sitting on your desk right now -- may pose a serious risk to the children in your life. With an increasing number of incident reports to the U.S. Con…

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Toy Story: Safety Concerns in the News

As any concerned parent now knows, the general innocence and benevolence of children's toys has come under some serious fire. I am not referring to toys depicting inappropriate human sexuality or indu…

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