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Holiday Shopping For Safer Toys, Candles And Trees

Holiday Shopping For Safer Toys, Candles And Trees

Kids Put Everything In Their Mouth. And when they do they can introduce toxic chemicals into their young developing bodies. A number of environmental contaminants are lurking about in children’s toys. While lead is still problematic, especially in toys ...
It’s What’s Inside That Counts

It’s What’s Inside That Counts

Inconvenient Packaging. When a biodegradable SunChips bag hit the shelves buyers complained that the bags were “too noisy,” resulting in Pepsi’s Frito-Lay ditching the compostable bags. C’mon. Can we not endure a little ...
Preparing Baby’s Toxin-Free Arrival

Preparing Baby’s Toxin-Free Arrival

The Proof Is In The Poop. Researchers in Sweden confirmed that the stool found in toddler’s diapers are full of environmental toxins, more specifically flame retardants. In October 2018 California signed a law banning flame retardants, while Michigan ...
Giving Thanks Eco-Style & Toxic Free

Giving Thanks Eco-Style & Toxic Free

Turkey Time. What’s the difference between turkey considered natural, organic, and pastured? Natural means no brining or injecting of flavors, as well as being minimally processed. Organic turkeys are raised without steroids and growth hormones and are ...
Potions of Poison With Holiday Fun?

Potions of Poison With Holiday Fun?

Beginning With Halloween. Have you ever considered what kind of hidden toxins are lurking about in costumes and Halloween makeup? Case in point – years ago my mom dressed up in a full-body white rabbit costume which resulted in a horrific skin ...
Plastic People

Plastic People

We Eat Plastic Now. In the 1970s, recording artist Peter Frampton sang about “plastic people” (yes, I’m aging myself.) Although the expression referred to people being phony, he was on to something. Today we are all becoming plastic people in a ...
Are You Keeping Score?

Are You Keeping Score?

You Should Be. We keep score in sports. Our credit has a score. Couples sometimes keep score to see who contributes more to the relationship. Even music has a score. But what about our food – shouldn’t it also have a score? If we allow food ...
Essential (To Have On Hand) Oils

Essential (To Have On Hand) Oils

Dys-meno-rrhea. It comes from the Greek words dys (which means painful, abnormal, or difficult), meno (meaning month) and rrhea (meaning to flow). So, in other words, menstruation that can really hurt. Relief is Just a Whiff and a Rub Away. Painful ...
O-zoning Out

O-zoning Out

Pollution + Heat = Ozone Action. The Department of Environmental Quality monitors daily air quality. If conditions indicate that the temperature and pollution are high enough, it will create an elevated amount of ground-level ozone. PM 2.5 is Tiny, but ...
Who’s Minding Our Drinking Water?

Who’s Minding Our Drinking Water?

Here’s Where it Gets Interesting. The EPA oversees water quality in your home, while the FDA ensures the safety of bottled water. But the federal government doesn’t require bottled water to be safer than that from the tap. While larger ...
Seafood and Sushi, Eggs and Yogurt

Seafood and Sushi, Eggs and Yogurt

Let’s start with seafood and sushi. There are 2 things to consider: Our waters are contaminated, and this affects the safety of the fish you are consuming; secondly, due to unsustainable fishing practices we need to make better choices for a healthier ...
Plastic Coffee

Plastic Coffee

Is Bad for the Environment. Right from the start, I knew coffee pods were a bad idea for the health of our environment, and once I learned more about the chemicals used in manufacturing plastic it became even more apparent that coffee pods are also bad ...