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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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Harnessing the Power of Color to Change Bedroom Dynamics

Jan 08, 2018

by Martin Wiggins and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Many homeowners consider the bedroom the most sacred room in the house. This is the place where everyone goes to recharge after a long day, which is precisely why it should be the first area...

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Your Cell Phone: The Risks of Using It and How to Protect Yourself

Jan 06, 2018

by Sophia Ruan Gushée and her editorial team

 

On April 3, 1973, the first mobile phone call was made by a Motorola employee, Martin Cooper. Ten years later, in 1983, Motorola released its first commercial mobile phone, which sold for...

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10 Chemicals in Personal Care Products to Avoid

Jan 05, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

There are over 82,000 chemicals registered with the Environmental Protection Agency, with one in seven being used in personal care products.(1)

That means over 11,700 chemicals are used in...

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Colorful and Nontoxic Wall Paint

Jan 05, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Painting walls brings out inner-creativity, even in the most non-creative people. With paint chips taped to the wall, we act as interior designers and choose the color that will look best...

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Zero-VOC Paint Means Less Off-Gassing in Your Home

Jan 05, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Zero- and low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) labels are popping up on paint cans throughout the U.S. in response to growing consumer demand for paints with minimal...

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Reduce Chemical Exposure from Household Cleaning Products

Jan 05, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

The cleaning products we use affect not just those who clean, but also those who occupy the space of the cleaned areas. In our homes, that includes adults, children, and unborn children.

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Less PVC is Possible

Jan 03, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

PVC (polyvinyl chloride), also known as vinyl, is used to make countless products that fill our closets, shelves and homes. As a durable, strong, waterproof material PVC has become...

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Choosing Nontoxic Wood Furniture

Jan 02, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Wood furniture—such as couches, chairs, bed frames, box springs, tables and many more products—can be made from composite wood or solid wood. If you're hoping to choose the...

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WOW Your Guests with Beautiful Nontoxic Tablecloths!

Jan 02, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

I’ve always been nervous about covering our table for fear that one accidental yank will clear the table of its settings. Especially when young children are around. But special occasion...

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