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Is MSG Really All That Bad?

For a naturally occurring compound, MSG gets a bad rap. Monosodium glutamate, a common flavor enhancer associated with the sense of umami, has been blamed for causing asthma, digestive distress, obesi…

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Can Human Bodies Become Compost?

Our burial practices are generally a taboo topic. We don’t like to think about death, least of all how our burials will affect the environment. Unfortunately, burials aren’t very sustainable, so let’s…

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10 Things Every American Should Know About Toxins

Toxins in the body and chemical body burden are out of control in America. There are currently 82,000 synthetic chemicals in the foods we eat, the toys our children touch, the products we use to clean…

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3 Ways to Detox the Air Inside Your Home (and Why It’s Necessary)

At this point, it’s an injustice to continue calling the earth’s climate change and environmental pollution “breaking news.” These have been monumental issues for decades. That said, here’s some…

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Rechargeable Batteries: Are They the Best Alternative?

Are rechargeable batteries really a good idea? To recharge or not to recharge...that is the question! When I first heard of rechargeable batteries, I was instantly sold on the idea. I mean, wit…

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A Soda A Day Increases Cancer Risk

It's no secret that soda consumption is directly linked to obesity, but could a can a day also be linked to cancer? According to a Swedish study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition…

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Toxic Beauty: How It Harms Salon Workers (and How You Can Help)

Beauty and its Beast: Unmasking the impact of toxic chemicals on salon workers Women’s Voices for the Earth recently released Beauty and its Beast: Unmasking the impact of toxic chemicals on salon …

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5 Tips to Detox your Laundry Routine

Laundry: Friend or foe? Detergents and fabric softeners can be a major source of indoor air pollution. They can also cause skin irritations, and even be poisonous if ingested or used incorrectly. P…

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3 Tips for Buying Ethical & Eco-Friendly Clothes

The fashion industry is notorious for being one of the biggest polluters of the planet. According to Greenpeace’s Detox Campaign, at least 8,000 chemicals are used to turn raw materials into clothe…

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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 …

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