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Goodness! Why knowing the companies you buy from is so important… – Last week, the New York State attorney general’s office uncovered another example of what appeared to be widespread fraud in the dietary supplement industry. The office accused four of the country’s biggest retail stores of selling herbal products that in many cases were […]
We love these suggestions for allergy-proofing your home! Nothing beats good old fresh air though! – Grow your own filters Use plants to clean your air. Plants act like natural air filters; they produce oxygen and actually help clean the air. As a bonus, they look pretty. Some plants are better air filters than others. According […]
Why knowing what comes into our homes is so important – The numbers are startling. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.8 million more children in the US were diagnosed with developmental disabilities between 2006 and 2008 than a decade earlier. During this time, the prevalence of autism climbed nearly […]
Why Nannas and Mums are always right about washing those hands! – A new study published this month in Environmental Health Perspectives says that frequent hand washing can prevent toxic exposure to dangerous flame retardant chemicals found in your home. The study looked at two organophosphate flame retardants (PFRs) used in everyday items such as furniture foam, automobiles, […]
How often we’re unaware of the chemicals which saturate the products we bring into the home! – Once upon a time, flame-retardant furniture seemed like a good idea. It seemed like less kindling in the case of someone tipping over a candle or a wire overheating. Just as manufacturers are being pressured to remove flame […]