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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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Building Materials for the Environmentally Hypersensitive and Other Healthy Home Resources from CMHC

Building Materials for the Environmentally Hypersensitive Matériaux de construction pour les personnes hypersensibles à l’environnement from Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Description from CMHC site: A must-have sourcebook for homeowners and building professionals concerned with reducing air contaminants within the … 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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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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