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Chemical Clothing, Bras, Finishes and What is the Likely Culprit?

I’ll take the bloody wrinkles, thank you! Ok, my blood’s really pumping after watching a short segment on 16 x 9, a news program where they explored chemicals in clothing. You can watch the segment online here. About a year … 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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Wood or Woodlike? About Particleboard

Take wood fibres of various sizes and spray with a resin/adhesive containing urea formaldehyde. Voila, you get particleboard, plywood and fibreboard found in many homes. In the bedroom, especially, where we spend so much restorative time healthwise, is this a … Continue reading

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Safer Sheets, Bedding and Fabrics

Fabrics like those used to make sheets, curtains, rugs and upholstry coverings can contain a cocktail of chemicals designed to render them stain, water and flameproof. Unfortunately, they also add to the burden our bodies are trying to cope with … Continue reading

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