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Mothers Exposed to Cleaning Chemicals Could Have Baby Boys With Genital Defects

Pregnant women who use cleaning products that contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals could give birth to baby boys with genital defects, according to a new study conducted by researchers in southern F…

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Why You’ll Be Healthier if You Give Your Body a Make-up Break

A study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) shows that American women unintentionally apply, on average, 168 different chemicals to their bodies each day. Many of those chemicals are d…

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Parabens in Your Child’s Toothpaste?

Even children's toothpastes that proudly say they're fluoride free and safe if swallowed can contain harmful ingredients like parabens. Here's how to find safer toothpaste for your baby. Pediatric …

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Overwhelmed With Beauty Products? These Tools May Help

It can be overwhelming to search for new beauty products. The back panels of most products can resemble the classwork of a graduate chemistry class. Being health-minded, it can be a huge obstacle to f…

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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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Sexual Lubricant: 7 Ingredients to Avoid

The sexual lubricants a woman uses can promote her pleasure in a variety of ways. Some serve as gentle enhancers and "indirect aphrodisiacs" by moistening the vaginal and vulvar tissues, mimicking and…

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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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Parabens and Breast Cancer

Two of my recent Care2 blogs covered how and why to make your own homemade personal care products. I included some rules and tools to help us all make our own home brews, in Homemade Pomegranate Beaut…

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7 Ingredients to Ban From Your Bathroom

From Experience Life Magazine The following ingredients usually appear in the products we use daily -- shampoo, sunscreen and the like -- and general scientific consensus concludes that they're bes…

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What’s Lurking in Your Natural Cosmetics?

Most body care and cosmetics companies include highly toxic ingredients in their products.  But, more and more companies are touting their products as healthy alternatives to the chemical-laden bran…

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