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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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Don’t Worry So Much About Pesticides in Your Food. Really?

For years, along with the dog-eared crayon drawings and the adopted magnets from long-forgotten local businesses, I had an old and worn magazine clipping on my fridge that listed the “dirty dozen.” Th…

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Top 12 Toxic Fruits and Vegetables

Would you like a mouthful of pesticides with your peach? If you’re eating non-organic peaches, that's what you may well be getting. According to the 2011 edition of Environmental Working Group’s S…

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Top 12 Toxic Fruits and Vegetables

How would you like a dose of 67 pesticides with your celery? If you're eating non-organic celery, that's the number of pesticides you may very well be ingesting. According to the 2010 edition of E…

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What to Avoid in Spring Produce

What a world-gone-crazy time it is when you can write "produce" and "avoid" in the same sentence. In my version of paradise we don't need lists to tell us what not to eat because of pesticide contamin…

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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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Kara is an editor for Care2's Healthy Living. She's happiest when engaging with creative, bright and loving people--whether they are the stranger on... more

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