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Lead and Cadmium in Jewelry and Handbags, Enough is Enough! Here is a Kick in the Pants if You Still Need One

Two more reports have come out recently showing high levels of toxic heavy metals in children’s jewelry and handbags. What are you doing about it? Manufacturers have been barred from using lead in some children’s products. So what did they … Continue reading

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Compact Fluorescent (CFL) Bulbs – Can They Be Making Us Sick?

Go green. Love the Earth. Save energy. The Canadian government’s banning the old bulbs in 2012. We’re told to replace the incandescent bulbs with the new curly bulbs. We think we’re helping but are they responsible for new health problems? … Continue reading

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Safer, Non-Toxic Laundry

The Problems Laundry products like scented detergents and fabric softeners are blamed for many symptoms including dizziness, breathlessness, asthma attacks, fatigue, bowel symptoms, joint pain, rashes, mood changes and learning problems. Have you noticed how they’ve become stronger and more … Continue reading

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Safer Carpets, Flooring and Sofas

What’s Off-Gassing? In a typical living room, building products and furniture can be the biggest sources of off-gassing, a process during which VOC’s (volatile organic compounds). Volatile Organic Compounds The term “organic compounds” covers all chemicals containing carbon and hydrogen. … Continue reading

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Freshen the Air without Harmful Chemicals

It’s About Health, Not a Preference Think of a pleasant odor that makes you say, “Ahhh” and it’s likely to be a food or floral smell or one relating to a memory from youth. Scents can enhance our lives but … Continue reading

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