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Antibacterial Soap In Schools?

Schools across the country will be opening their doors in the next few days. With shrinking budgets, and outsize demands for basic supplies, parents are being asked to pick up the bill…and retailers a…

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The Dangers of Triclosan & How to Avoid It

Triclosan, the controversial disinfectant that many associate with hand sanitizers, is actually in all manner of cosmetics and personal care products. The Trouble with Triclosan Triclosan is an anti…

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FDA Sued Over Chemicals in Consumer Products

The National Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit against the FDA due to their lack of regulation for the two chemicals triclosan and triclocarban. The chemicals are found in many antibacterial s…

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“The Toxic 12″ Beauty Ingredients

Beauty queen-turned-activist Susan Jeske wants you to know the ugly truth about what your beauty routine is doing to your health. Breast cancer, heart disease, heart disease, birth defects, memory …

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Battle the Top 10 Germ Hot Spots

If we could take a tour of our homes wearing germ-vision goggles, we might be reluctant to re-enter after running out the door screaming as if we'd just escaped from the world's creepiest haunted …

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Eating Dirt, Embracing Germs

When my kids were toddlers, one of my old-time Brooklyn neighbors said that we all need to eat a pound of dirt during our lives, which sounded somehow right to me. After all, I was an avid grubber in …

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The Trouble With Triclosan in Your Soap

Who knew that washing your hands could harm your health and the environment? Thanks to the chemical industry, a hazardous antibacterial compound called triclosan is now an ingredient in many household…

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Natural Deodorants

If recent research has you thinking twice before you swipe, try switching to natural deodorants. Many conventional antiperspirants and deodorants have ingredients linked to diseases such as Alzheimer'…

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Top 11 Swaps to Detox your Kitchen

Ease your mind about the health of your kitchen by swapping out these 11 everyday kitchen products and replacing them with safer alternatives. Many of the products I suggest you remove affect your cen…

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Germ-Free Hands: Ask Annie

Dear Annie, I have to admit I am scared of germs because I work in NYC but don't live in NYC, so I use a lot of public restrooms, both on the commuter trains and elsewhere. I don't want to use the d…

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