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The Dirty Truth About Antibacterial Soaps

While advancements in science and technology improve many of the products we have used for years, sometimes we’re better off just using the tried and true method. Case in point, antibacterial soaps. For the last 10 years or so, antibacterial soaps have become a huge seller. Companies have marketed them…

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Study: California Fire Retardant Ban Cuts Toxins

An important decision made a little over 10 years ago by the state of California is paying off in a big way for humans and wildlife living in and around the San Francisco Bay area. In 2003 California began regulating chemicals called Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers, or PBDEs; these chemicals had…

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Revlon to Remove Toxic Chemicals from Products

Through a joint press release from The Breast Cancer Fund, UltraViolet, and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics; Revlon announced they will be eliminating cancer causing toxic chemicals from their products. Revlon will remove “long-chain parabens and certain chemicals that release formaldehyde” from its cosmetic line. After a petition garnered more…

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Winterize your home against pediatric exposure to poisons

In 2014 we are all more aware than ever of the potentially dangerous toxic chemicals located in our homes. When you have little ones running around the house, knowing and avoiding the dangers of these toxins is never more important. The concerns of American parents is evident in the fact…

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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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