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Are Your Cleaning Products Contributing to Asthma?

Feb 17, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

A clean home can be both healthy and a risk factor for developing asthma(1)(2) 

How? The cleaning products you use is important.

Cleaning products—such as soaps,...

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Why Choose Low- to No- VOC Solvents?

Feb 17, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Have you noticed a distinctive smell when you open a paint can, squirt adhesive, unwrap a new vinyl shower curtain, or have new carpeting installed?

This smell can be accompanied by...

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Airplane Mode Challenge: Join Today!

Feb 12, 2018

Dear D-Tox Community:

If you're not already in the habit of turning your cell phone to Airplane Mode before going to sleep (or, even better, turning your cell phones OFF, or keeping them far from your bed), then join my free, 7-night...

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Exercises To Counter "Text Neck," And Other Chronic Conditions From Our Technology

Feb 08, 2018

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Our necks, thumbs, arms, and spine are suffering from our modern use of technology. For example, "text neck" is becoming a medical issue, as the New York Times reported in its article "Keep Your Head Up: How...

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Natural Air Fresheners

Feb 07, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Air fresheners are everywhere—in home kitchens, personal vehicles, restaurant bathrooms, hotel lobbies, taxi cabs, and retail clothing stores.

Why are they used so...

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Do You Have Indoor Allergies?

Feb 02, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Do you sometimes come home after being out of the house all day and experience chronic symptoms: scratchy throat, headache, itchy eyes, or stuffy nose? Could it be...

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Nontoxic Window Curtains: Tips to find the best ones for your home

Jan 23, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

When detoxing the home, details—such as the materials and maintenance of curtains—can impact your health.

Similar to table runners, furniture fabrics, bathroom towels and...

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Strategies for Reducing New Carpet Odor

Jan 19, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

I was in junior high when my parents last installed new carpet. Well, at least, that was the last time I lived there. My sisters and I were on summer break, and so excited to get rid of...

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Top Chemicals Found in the Home

Jan 18, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Chemicals, chemicals here and there. Chemicals, chemicals everywhere!  

It’s true. They’re all around us, which can be overwhelming at times.

How do you choose...

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Let Natural Cloth Wipe Away Paper Towel Waste

Jan 10, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Paper towels are handy for cleaning up a milk spill, drying hands, and cleaning the house. Maybe a little too handy.

In 2017, consumers spent $39,203 million on household paper products...

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