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Back To School Health Concerns

Back To School Health Concerns

Beginning With Lice. September is “Head Lice Prevention Month” because it’s back to school for kids. Because of the risky chemicals typically used in head lice treatment, Made Safe published a 9-page guide to help parents find safer solutions, such as ...
Vitamin And Herb Supplements

Vitamin And Herb Supplements

Safe Or Unsafe? Most of the time when people buy a health supplement they look at the nutrition label to make sure they are getting the amount of nutrients they wanted, for example 500 mg of calcium. What they don’t do is look further down the ...
Fresh, Seasonal, Locally Grown

Fresh, Seasonal, Locally Grown

Where Did All The Farmers Go? There were 7.6 million family farmworkers – nearly 64% of the labor force – in the mid 1800s, while today that number is a mere 1.9 million. Families living on farms tended to eat well because fruits, vegetables, milk,, ...
Mosquitos And Ticks – It’s Spring!

Mosquitos And Ticks – It’s Spring!

Climate Change Brings More Bugs. Brown marmorated stink bugs made their way to Michigan in 2017. Although they don’t bite, they are a huge nuisance both inside homes and in fruit orchards and gardens. They also stink. Unfortunately, climbing ...
Beauty And The Toxic Beast

Beauty And The Toxic Beast

Lead And Coal Tar On Your Head. There are hundreds of hair dye products that consumers can choose from, and in those hundreds of products are combinations of more than 5,000 different chemicals that are not always listed on the label. It’s important ...
Protecting Pets From Chemical Exposure

Protecting Pets From Chemical Exposure

Beginning With Flea And Tick Products. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, many of the chemicals allowed for use on our pets are linked to health concerns in human beings – things like respiratory problems, cancer, skin irritation, GI ...
What’s Best For Below?

What’s Best For Below?

Not Toxic Chemicals! The Organic Consumers Association published an article on the plastics, fragrances and chemicals found in diapers and menstrual products. The article points out that less than one-tenth of an inch separates toxins from our skin ...
Brain Wave Zap

Brain Wave Zap

Beginning With Low-Level Radiation. Dr. Alice Stewart was one of the first experts to alert the world to the dangers of low-level radiation in the early 1970s. These days controversy continues to surround low-level radiation, while the definitive answer ...
Springtime Means Renovation Time

Springtime Means Renovation Time

Let’s Start With Paint. The weekend + springtime = the perfect recipe for getting projects done around the house. The Natural Resources Defense Council offers information on not only the biggest offenders when it comes to hazardous chemical ...
Planning A Chemical-Free Garden

Planning A Chemical-Free Garden

Heirloom Produce. Every summer in the 1970s I went to local farms in the late summer to pick 5 bushels of tomatoes. There weren’t enough in my own backyard garden to can a year’s worth of tomato sauce, tomato paste and tomato juice. What stood out for ...
Raining Plastic

Raining Plastic

It Was In The 1960s. I recall my first experience with plastic because everything prior to that was packaged in paper, cardboard, metal or glass. Even frozen foods came in a thin cardboard, so plastic packaging was a novelty. I was about 11 years old ...
Hormone Disrupting Environmental Chemicals

Hormone Disrupting Environmental Chemicals

Even Low Dose Exposure Matters. The Endocrine Disruption Organization states that hormone disrupting chemicals (also known as endocrine disrupting chemicals or EDCs) do not have a single potency and, therefore, should not be used to make regulatory ...