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Holiday Hazards for Pets

The holidays are a time spent with loved ones, and decorating your home inside and out during the season is a timeless tradition. From decorating a Christmas tree, to hanging lights, and putting out festive plants such as poinsettias and mistletoe, there are many way to deck out your home…

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Chemical Phthalates in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

We all want our children to be as happy and healthy as possible, and as parents we go to great lengths to ensure that’s the case. Avoiding potentially harmful chemicals is just one of the ways families can protect their loved ones. And thanks to a recent study led by…

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Toxic Chemicals Found in Most Hair Dyes

By now many of you know that some of products we use on a daily basis contain potentially harmful chemicals. These chemicals can be found in products such as hand sanitizers, bath soaps, and shampoos. The toxic chemicals can also be found in items we use less frequently, such as…

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5 Tips for a Christmas Free of E-waste

Every year the holidays bring with them the newest and most popular electronic device of that year, so for many families it’s out with the old and in with the new. This means devices such as old televisions, mobile phones, and handheld gaming systems are simply thrown away. While we…

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Study Finds Toxic Chemicals in a Majority of Seasonal Holiday D├ęcor Products

The holidays are a time when families love to deck the halls with boughs of holly, but with some traditional holiday decorations containing potential harmful chemicals the season may not be so jolly. A recent study of 69 products by healthystuff.org found “more than two thirds of the products contained…

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Top 5 Ways to Ensure Safe, Natural Toys for Kids

With the holidays rapidly approaching it’s important to remember that cosmetics, grooming products, and cleaning products aren’t the only daily use items that contain toxins. Unfortunately many children’s toys can contain toxins that are harmful to your loved ones. In fact, a 2013 study by Environmental Health News found thousands…

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10 Harmful Chemicals in Cosmetics

Most of us know the best way to avoid toxic chemicals is to pay close attention to the ingredients in the cleaning products we use on a daily basis. And while this is a good practice, there are potential harmful chemicals you may be missing, and they’re in the cosmetics…

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12 Household Toxins You Should Banish From Your Home

Over the last few years antibacterial soap has become all the rage, but serious concerns are now being raised over the chemicals used in some of the most popular antibacterial soap brands. In fact, by 2017 antibacterial soaps will be illegal in the state of Minnesota. The concern is over…

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The Human Experiment: Exploring the rise in reproductive problems

Therese Kerr believes the beauty products she used to coat her body in are to blame for the bout of endometriosis she suffered when she was 30.

"Without a doubt," says Kerr, who also had her spleen removed because of tumours in 2001.

For Kerr, mother of Miranda and son…

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Are parabens and phthalates harmful in makeup and lotions?

Should you worry about the chemicals in your makeup, lotion, shaving cream, soap and shampoo? The answer is a clear maybe.

Why maybe? That’s because some critics suspect that chemicals such as phthalates and parabens can interfere with the body’s hormones, most notably reproductive hormones such as estrogen and…

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