Tag Archives: Household Health & Safety

Formaldehyde, flame retardants and other toxics exceed safe levels in air and dust in day care centers

Worrying news about indoor air quality in a place where kids spend the most time! – A study conducted by the State of California [Update 10-26-12:  The study was funded by the California Air Resources Board and conducted by Asa Bradman and colleagues at the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health at UC Berkeley] – described […]

And the Best Cleaner Ever Is… | Rodale News

It’s safe, environmentally friendly and ever so inexpensive, and it’s what we use too. Good old vinegar and water! – Consumers Union recently put 20 all-purpose cleaners to the test and found some surprising results. A homemade, all-purpose natural cleaner mixed up by many mothers and grandmothers from previous generations outperformed all store-bought cleaners. Perhaps […]

Observational Study Links Common Household Chemical To Cardiovascular Disease – Forbes

Yet another household chemical implicated in its possible effects on our health. – Exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a manmade chemical used in the manufacture of some common household products, appears to be associated with cardiovascular disease and peripheral arterial disease in a study of 1,216 individuals, according to a report published Online First by Archives […]