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Formaldehyde in Consumer Products? Urge the EPA to Keep Us Safe

Formaldehyde is a dangerous chemical. Absolutely no one is contesting the health risks of exposure to this substance. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been trying for years to properly re…

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Can Human Bodies Become Compost?

Our burial practices are generally a taboo topic. We donít like to think about death, least of all how our burials will affect the environment. Unfortunately, burials arenít very sustainable, so letís…

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These Toxic Floors Could Be Sabotaging Your Health

Lumber Liquidators, one of the largest flooring retailers in the U.S., appears to be selling laminate that contains unacceptable levels of formaldehyde. The levels are so high, pediatricians worry tha…

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How to Tell if Your Nail Polish is Toxic

Nail polish is pretty Ė pretty toxic, that is. Why? Because many commercially-made polishes, base coats, laquers, nail art, thinners, and top coat-base coat combinations contain chemicals that have…

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Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Feeling a little under the weather lately? One potential source of your illness could be your own home, thanks to the smorgasbord of toxins that tend to lurk inside, causing issues like breathing d…

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Walmart to Phase Out 10 Toxic Chemicals

Walmart announced on Thursday, September 12 that cosmetics and cleaning product suppliers will be required to eliminate ten toxic chemicals from their products if they want them to be sold in Walmart …

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Exposed: Cancer-Causing Toxins Found in Air Fresheners

If you have been following my ďEXPOSEDĒ blog series youíre familiar with phthalates found in so-called ďair-fresheners.Ē 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, itís imperative that the environment be a healthy oneóor at least, a non-toxic one.† This is particularly true w…

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What’s in Your Shampoo? Formaldehyde?

Johnson & Johnson, manufacturers of anti-wrinkle lotion and baby shampoo alike, has announced that it will phase out several questionable ingredients from its products by the end of 2015. Johnson …

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10 Houseplants That Clean the Air

Indoor air quality has become a real problem. Indoor air often contains formaldehyde from carpets and adhesives, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from paints, petrochemicals from fragrances, and a la…

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