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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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The Shocking Ingredients in Cigarettes

If you think cigarettes are simply dried tobacco leaves rolled in paper, you're about 597 ingredients off. The tobacco industry has become master mixologists with the additives. Some ingredients are a…

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How My Intuition Healed My Son

By Monica Wilcox Dads and moms Some fathers bring the gift of rule-stretching to their parenting: sneaking out for an ice cream before dinner, showing PG-13 movies if they feature hyper-spac…

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Deodorant Dos & Don’ts

Lately, it seems, something stinks about antiperspirant. We've been told that conventional products contain ingredients that have been linked to Alzheimer's and breast cancer, though the American Can…

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Green Building: The Greening of Southie

Do you live in a city? If you do, you know that city dwellers face a particularly unique set of sustainability challenges. Cutting through the complexities of the effects of global climate changes on…

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Salvation Sealant for Formaldehyde? Ask Annie

Dear Annie, After reading about how the formaldehyde in the FEMA trailers for Hurricane Katrina survivors, I've been concerned about formaldehyde in my home. While I don't live in a trailer, there i…

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Top 10 Products to Keep Out of Your Home

Here are the top 10 products that I believe you never want to cross the threshold into your home. Don't despair if you have them as most can be removed, sealed in, or otherwise gotten rid of! I have t…

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Formaldehyde in the Furniture: Is Your Baby At Risk?

Environment California Research & Policy Center purchased 21 products intended for use in a baby’s nursery and hired a professional laboratory to test them for toxic chemicals. The results of the…

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Toxic Nail Polish

Is there any substitute for nail polish? I really like to have my nails done, but the fumes bother me. The fumes from the solvents in nail polish can be overwhelming, and they are not good for you…

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Clear-The-Air Cabinet Makeover

Are your kitchen cabinets made of solid wood? If so, you are a lucky minority. These days, most are constructed of plywood, pressed wood, and/or particleboard that contains the carcinogen formaldehyd…

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