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The Best Bang For Your Organic Buck: Cleanest & Dirtiest Produce

An apple a day may ... increase cancer rates and cause Parkinson's disease? That isn't the classic phrase. However, pesticides are rewriting the rules on health. Non-organic apples can contain up t…

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Navigating a Toxic World with Environmental Rock Star Ken Cook

Yes, we've been talking a lot about the minefield of toxins in our every day world. From carcinogenic flame retardants in our furniture to toxins invading our sex life, it is pretty much impossible to…

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Don’t Like Eating Yoga Mats? Avoid These Brands…

Surely you’ve heard of Subway’s recent decision to ditch azodicarbonamide (ADA) from their sandwich bread - -a chemical foaming agent commonly used in the production of yoga mats and shoe rubber. Good…

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Personality Profiles of Plugin Owners, Chia Seeds & More

Our favorite green car dude, John Voelcker, Sr. Editor of GreenCarReports.com, came to the Green Diva Studio to talk about the latest in green driving trends and the best green cars to buy in 2014. We…

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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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Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Baby Shampoo?

Photo Courtesy Of:  iStockphoto/Thinkstock If you buy special shampoo for your baby, the last thing you'd expect it to contain would be known or suspected carcinogens... But if you live in the U…

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Safe Sunscreens

Does it matter very much which brand of sunscreen I use? Wow. Does it ever. An analysis by the Environmental Working Group of 785 suncreen products with an SPF of 15 or higher found that only 16 pe…

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