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Green Girl Takes to Teens Turning Green

After my findings about endocrine disruptors in teens, I have been extra careful about what products I use. I've had an eagle eye out for chemicals, trying to find brands to suggest that my friends s…

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Green Girl Disposes of Endocrine Disrupters

I know how it goes, ladies. You wake up for your 10:30 class (so early!), roll out of bed, throw on some clothes, brush your teeth, and glance in the mirror--only to be horrified. You think, "I'll …

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Reducing Exposure to Suspicious Products Now

You might think two people addressing the same problem, looking at the same data would draw the same conclusions, but life just isn’t that easy. Special interests often have too much at stake. Tak…

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Green Girl Spreads the Eco-Word

I'm very excited this year because one of my great friends in life (I met her at a summer voice program a few years ago) has just started her freshman year at Tufts. I've been hanging out with her a …

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Healthy Homemade Dog Shampoo

Do you know what's lurking in your pet's shampoo? Actually, many of the same troublesome ingredients that our found in human beauty products. I had never really considered it before, but I have become…

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Green Girl Sacks Sickening Shampoo

It seems as though shampoo can fix any and all hair woes these days. If you have dry hair, simply try one of the many that brags of its nourishing qualities. For thin hair, try a shampoo that yields…

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I’m Gonna Wash Those Parabens Right Outta My Hair

Since I have been working at Care2, I have read many articles about these things called parabens. In my local health food store, and in magazine ads as well, I have seen claims of things having no par…

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Kids’ Body Odor and Safe Deodorants

Did you know that naturally occurring bacteria on the skin, not sweat, is what creates the dreaded funkiness commonly known as BO? As children approach puberty, hormones cause an increase in sweating …

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Parabens: Easy Greening

Have you noticed an increasing number of labels on personal care products with the words “paraben-free”? Parabens are synthetic chemicals used as an antimicrobial preservative and are found in a stagg…

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Easy Greening: Hair Conditioners

We’ve heard the news about unsafe ingredients in imported products—but what about products manufactured right here in our homeland? We thought we’d do some label sleuthing and, noticing our beach-crun…

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