Monthly Archives: May 2009

Did You Know…

You can listen to Living in a Chemical Soup Podcast? Interviews with some of the most informed people around. Topics are related to environment and health in the home. Each episode is about 1 hour. Play audio by clicking “Past … Continue reading

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Environmental Defence and Others Urge Johnson and Johnson to Remove Harmful Chemicals from Baby Products

2009 May 26 Johnson & Johnson Urged to Make Safer Baby Products Environmental Defence, Breast Cancer Action Montreal, and more than 40 US groups urge company to remove harmful chemicals from their products Toronto/San Francisco – Environmental Defence and Breast … Continue reading

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Paints: Low Odor, No-VOC. What Do They Mean?

Volatile Organic Compounds The term “organic compounds” covers all chemicals containing carbon and hydrogen. Volatile organic compounds are those organic compounds that have boiling points roughly in the range of 50-250oC. There are probably several thousand chemicals, synthetic and natural, … Continue reading

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Healthytoys.org – A Tool to Help Find Healthy, Less Toxic Toys

Want to know how much bromine is in a WII? Which bracelets contain lead? Which toys are free of certain harmful chemicals? I’m adding this website to the tools section. From the Healthytoys.org Website: The U.S. government doesn’t require full … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Causing Illness in Homes in Canada and the US

A couple of articles on drywall that is making people sick. Go to article: Toxic Chinese drywall accused for health problems in Canada, U.S. All houses affected have shown a common symptom — blackened, scorched wiring behind switch plates and … Continue reading

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Castile Soap

For some reason, I’m enamored with Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap. With its enigmatic label crammed with sayings and text small enough to make me go cross-eyed, the bottle intrigues. So what exactly is Castile soap? It’s soap made from plant … Continue reading

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