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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 ...
Lunch From Home, Circa 1850s

Lunch From Home, Circa 1850s

What’s For Lunch? Think about it. Before processed foods became available no one thought to consider whether or not food was safe for consumption. They had no concerns about whether or not produce was sprayed with pesticides or if wheat used to ...
The Skinny On Obesogens

The Skinny On Obesogens

Don’t Just Blame Fast Food. Many people are not aware there is a group of environmental chemicals categorized as obesogens. When exposed, these chemicals can act directly on fat cells to increase their number or storage by altering mechanisms that ...
Sustainable And Less Toxic Fashion Choices

Sustainable And Less Toxic Fashion Choices

The Apparel Industry. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, one of the biggest polluters on the planet is the apparel industry. Are you aware that it takes the equivalent of 700 gallons of water to produce a single cotton t-shirt? Or that ...
Holiday Shopping For Safer Toys And Decorations

Holiday Shopping For Safer Toys And Decorations

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 ...