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11 Disease-Causing Ingredients Added to Garbage Bags

Have you seen those Febreze commercials with the pseudo-scientific experiments in which people are blindfolded and exposed to garbage?  When the blindfolds are removed people are elated and overjoyed …


How Toxic is Your Couch?

When I bought my couch a few years ago, I sat on every couch in the store. I felt the difference between a deep seat and a shallow one, a tufted back and a cushion back, a twill and a velour. I learne…


Unacceptable Levels: 80,000 Chemicals in Our Lives (Video)

There are more than 80,000 chemicals in our daily life—in everything from cosmetics and cleaning products to furniture and food—and yet very few of them are regulated by government. Many of them h…


Exposed: What’s Lurking in Febreze?

Forget what the TV commercials tell you:  Febreze doesn’t contain some miracle substance that envelopes bacteria in mid-air, leaving your house sanitized, healthy, fresh and clean-smelling.  What it d…


About Non-Toxic Paint (video)

We are moving Green Diva Headquarters (which also happens to be my home!) in two weeks. Very exciting stuff, if not exhausting! We start painting next week and we've been researching this for a couple…


Tips for More Eco-Friendly Clothing

By Jon Fisher, The Nature Conservancy Finding "eco-friendly" clothing can be tough, especially trying to sort out which of the many "green" claims on labels hold up. For consumers looking to make g…


How to Detox Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

If you had to choose just one room in your home to make environmentally friendly, it should be your bedroom. We can unsuspectingly create a toxic environment by sleeping on the wrong type of mattress,…


12 Ways To Have a Fun, Guilt-Free Camping Trip

By Julia Austin, Planet Green You might be a regular camper who escapes to the wild weekly. Maybe you just can’t afford a vacation so a tent and a campfire make for the cheapest getaway. Mayb…


Detox Is The New Word For Diet

There are times in the evolution of a culture when a word or expression no longer defines something it once strongly represented. Gradually it slips from the people's vocabulary to be replaced by …


The Dangers of Schoolyards

Recess: the highlight of most kids' school day.  Few things capture the heart of the elementary school years as the riotous sounds of schoolchildren running around the playground - the yelps, the laug…


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