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This is the nitty, gritty version. To see these articles organized into detox guides (like into guides for cleaning, self-care, interior design, etc), then please click on the button, Detox Guides, below.  

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Tips to Get Your Kids to Talk to You

Oct 20, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


The internet can seem scary. Especially for parents.

The prevalence of cyberbullyinginappropriate content, and information thieves create challenges for...


Nontoxic Floor Cleaner for 6 Types of Flooring

Oct 19, 2018

By Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Children spend a lot of time on floors: grabbing toys, eating toys (and other objects in sight), drooling on toys, and repeating this pattern. This cycle provides ample opportunities for...


Are You or Your Kids Downloading Copyrighted Content?

Oct 16, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


It’s difficult to tell which online content is illegal to download. Copyright laws can seem confusing, but the bottom line is this: it’s illegal to download copyrighted...


What You Should Know About The Risks of Online Gaming

Oct 15, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


The number of hours children spend gaming has increased from 10.7 to 12.2 hours per week between 2013 and 2017. And the worldwide online gaming industry is...


5 Tips for Healthier Toothpaste

Oct 15, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


If you're looking for another product to detox, and you haven't thought about your toothpaste, then read this article to learn about potential toxic exposures from your toothpaste....


Overlooked Healthy Choices for Healthy Living

Oct 12, 2018


Dr. Joseph Braun, a Professor of Epidemiology at Brown University, studies the potential health consequences of environmental chemical exposures in pregnant women, infants, and children. More specifically, he has a special interest in...


10 Best Websites for Children of All Ages

Oct 12, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


The internet can provide a lot of value, education, and entertainment for children of all ages.

From learning about the animal kingdom to trying their hand at coding, kids can have fun online...


One Simple Tip for Finding Nontoxic Dishwasher Detergent

Oct 11, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Are you concerned about harmful chemicals in dishwasher detergent?

We are.

Dishwasher detergents can remain on cups and glasses, even after running through the rinse cycle.

Adding a rinse...


Tips for Finding Nontoxic Baby Shampoo

Oct 09, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


When my son was first born, I had no idea baby shampoos could have toxic chemicals. 

I wish I had known!

I might have prevented 8 years of illness.

Ear infections, sinus infections,...


3 Nontoxic Cleaning Recipes for Kitchen Cabinets

Oct 07, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Kitchen cabinets accumulate grime and dirt from everyday use. Over time, wood surfaces and door knobs can develop a thick layer of grime. Not to mention stuck-on foods...



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