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Toxic Leather Sofas made in China Cause Severe Burns and Other Health Problems

The cause was discovered to be a highly sensitizing fungicidal chemical called dimethyl fumarate (DMF).  Inserted as solid sachets to inhibit mold growth, the chemical off-gassed in people’s homes, causing severe burns and illness. Reports came from the UK and … Continue reading

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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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Ten Tips to a Healthier, Chemical Hangover-Free Holiday

The season of merriment approaches. Here are some things to think about so you and your guests don’t wake up with the typical holiday hangover. And I don’t mean just from drinking alcohol. In addition, I’ve listed some ideas about … Continue reading

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EWG Tests over 20 Cleaners used in Schools

School Cleaners Test Results EWG tested over 20 cleaners used in schools in California, and detected hundreds of air contaminants not listed as ingredients by manufacturers. Further testing shows that cleaning a model classroom using 3 widely used, certified green … Continue reading

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EWG’s Tips on Safer Handwashing and Avoiding Toxic Exposures

How to Clean Your Hands without Toxic Exposures Great tips from the Environmental Working Group Get the Tips

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Sunscreen with Chemical UV Filters: Killing Coral and Disrupting Hormones in Humans? And Alternatives

Last night I watched a French documentary about sunscreen and my eyes were opened to the impact we are having on the planet-one I was not previously aware of. Not living near the sea, I rarely visit beaches. But imagine … Continue reading

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DEET Study Raises Worry about Toxicity in Humans: New Study Says. I Say, “Who Cares?” And Alternatives

DEET’s chemical name is N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide. The US Army was the first to use DEET and it was made available to the public in 1957. The EPA deemed DEET to be safe for adults and children as long as it’s used … Continue reading

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