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5 Ways to Detox From BPA

If you live in the United States, there's more than a 90 percent chance that BPA is already in your bloodstream. Bisphenol A (BPA) — the nasty, endocrine-disrupting chemical linked to cancers…

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10 Reasons to Avoid Bottled Water

Where do you get water for your family? Find out why the tap isn't so bad. 1. Bottled water is NO safer than tap water---in fact, it is LESS regulated. Bottled water can be sourced from virtually a…

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How to Handle the Overload of Plastic in Your Kitchen

The use of plastics in the kitchen is ringing more and more warning bells among environment- and health-conscious folks these days. Items like plastic bags, dishes, food storage containers, and baby b…

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Don’t Like Eating Yoga Mats? Avoid These Brands…

Surely you’ve heard of Subway’s recent decision to ditch azodicarbonamide (ADA) from their sandwich bread - -a chemical foaming agent commonly used in the production of yoga mats and shoe rubber. Good…

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3 Hidden Dangers Lurking in Your Tea

Tea is a miraculous thing. Bursting with antioxidants and health benefits galore, civilizations have been imbibing it for centuries. Drink it iced in the throes of summer or steaming hot to stave off …

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If You Care About Birds, Watch This 4-Minute Video

This morning I opened my e-mail inbox to discover a headline I simply couldn't ignore: People Should Know About This Awful Thing We Do. In light of all the awful things I already know we do, I just…

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Learning to Live with Less Plastic (podcast)

Packed house this week, making the Green Divas’ studio absolutely buzzing with boundless activity. The show was all about plastic — the good, the bad, the ugly, and what you can do to upgrade your own…

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Can You be Plastic-Free?

A couple of years ago, Rodale asked me to participate in their Plastic-Free February challenge. Without hesitating, I said yes, thinking I was already using my reusable shopping bags and storing food …

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16 Ways to Reuse Plastic Bags

Plastic grocery bags are terrible for the planet, but somehow they always seem to make their way into our homes, don't they? Next time you're faced with a plastic grocery bag, try one of these ways to…

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Are Tea Bags Really Compostable?

Composting your tea bags seems like a no-brainer, right? It's a paper wrapper, a fabric string, and a bunch of damp leaves - seems perfect for the compost bin. The trouble with tea bags is that there'…

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