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3 Ways Your Bed Is Toxic & How to Find a Better One

Modern mattresses are filled with nasty environmental toxins, and since you’ll spend a third of your life on yours, it can be a little disconcerting. Plus, every year thousands of mattress are tossed …


3 Things You Probably Should Replace Now

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." ― Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol Warhol may have said this in another context, but as a b…


5 Products You Probably Aren’t Buying Organic (But Should)

by Susan Lutz, Co-Editor of Organic Living on Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: I am constantly amazed at the array of organic products becoming available on the market, outside o…


Is Your City in the Bedbug Top 10?

In America's most bedbug-infested cities, panic attacks about bedbugs are common, but there are ways to cope, both with the bugs and the anxiety they trigger. By Emily Main, B…


Chemical Contaminants in Mattresses

Considering most people spend up to a third of their lifetimes asleep, you might want to think twice about what you’re laying your head on when you hit the hay. We may worry about the chemicals in …


Safe Baby Mattress on a Budget? Ask Annie

Dear Annie, I am pregnant with my second child, and as much as I want to buy an organic wool mattress for my new baby, I can't afford it. I bought a mattress and am outgassing it on the porch, hoping…


Keeping Fire Retardants Out of Your Kids

Last month the Environmental Working Group published a startling report, Fire Retardants in Toddlers and Their Mothers, in which the first investigation of toxic fire retardants in parents and their c…


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