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The Worst Ingredients in Laundry Detergent

Photo Courtesy Of:  iStockphoto/Thinkstock When most people think of pollution, they think of the outdoors—garbage-choked streams or industrial waste. But you probably spend a large portion of you…

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15 Toxic Ingredients in Personal Care

By now we've all heard that everything from hair serum to sunscreen can be teeming with troublesome toxins and crazy chemicals, and many concerned consumers already steer clear of products made wi…

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Natural Laundry Solutions

By the time laundry day comes around, you’re probably more concerned with cleaning your son’s Spider-Man jammies and your daughter’s favorite purple shirt than you are with the chemicals swirling arou…

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The Good, the Green and the Ugly: Laundry Detergents

The laundry room was once my Waterloo. Faced with three infants who refused bibs yet ate with gusto, an ancient machine that seemed to wash dirt into clothes, and brightly-colored somethings that inev…

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Top 15 Dangerous Ingredients in Skin Care

Isn't it astonishing that cosmetics do not require approval before they hit the market's shelves? I had a hard time swallowing that until I read it straight from the Web site of the FDA (the agency th…

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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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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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