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Choosing Nontoxic Wood Furniture

furniture interior design 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 healthiest wood furniture for your budget, then consider the three key ideas below. 

1. Adhesives & Resins

Composite wood is made from wood pieces or wood dust that are held together with adhesives or resins. Resin is a material that is...

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Choose a Nontoxic Bath Mat

bathroom textiles Jan 02, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Showers and baths are meant to get us clean. Yet, when we step out of the tub and onto the bathmat, our wet feet are collecting bathmat fibers.

Those fibers, as our feet dry and we walk through our homes, become part of the household dust. Depending on what our bath mats are made of, materials can break down over time, releasing chemicals that will become part of our house dust. Dust re-circulates throughout our homes, settling in...

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Are Your Children Playing on Toxic Free Flooring?

building materials Jan 02, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Kids spend a lot of time on the floor. From infant’s “tummy time,” to toddlers crawling, to young kids racing cars and playing dolls, the floor is a major space in the life of young children. So parents should pay special attention to whether the floors may pose health risks to children.

Most parents don't know that children are more vulnerable to chemicals than adults, even at tiny exposures.(1) (2)...

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WOW Your Guests with Beautiful Nontoxic Tablecloths!

interior design textiles 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 and holiday dishes seem to be incomplete without the traditional fabric tablecloth.

During the few times a year that I dress up the kitchen table, I try to make the dining experience as perfect as I can. Each time I wash and iron the linens so that...

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Natural Stone Flooring

building materials Jan 02, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

If you're building a new home or replacing an existing floor, you'll have various flooring materials to choose from, and stone is one of the healthier options to consider. It’s great for high traffic and high humidity areas, such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and entry ways. In addition to durability and water resistance, it can be easily cleaned, and it doesn’t hold as much dirt or debris as other...

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Is Polyurethane Foam in Your Mattress?

bedroom Jan 01, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Is memory foam toxic? Cushy and squishy, polyurethane foam gives us comfortable mattresses. It adds padding and coziness while providing the support and structure needed for a good night’s sleep. This is why it's so popular in conventional mattresses and the main attraction in memory foam mattresses.

But did you know that polyurethane foam can be a source of toxic fumes and toxic dust? This is a main reason why it's important...

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WiFi Radiation: How Concerned Should You Be?

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Why should you be concerned about the WiFi radiation in your home? It seems harmless. And you haven’t noticed any harmful effects. But does that mean there haven't been any?

In this article, we will provide essential information about WiFi radiation, including the experts’ views on potential health risks. We will also provide 6 tips to protect yourself from your wireless devices.

What is WiFi...

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Mama Medicine and Sophia Gushee discuss auras, spirits, destiny, healing, giving, and love

energy healing podcast Dec 28, 2017

 

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

About a year ago, a friend of mine shared an experience that was thought-provoking, and this experience offered my friend potential healing and positive transformation. This experience was called a Medicine Reading with a seeress named Deborah Hanekamp. Deborah is also known as Mama Medicine.

Intrigued, I reached out to Deborah to invite her to be on my podcast. I wanted to learn more about her and what she does, and I know that others would also...

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Carpet and Asthma, Like Oil and Water

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Anyone who has asthma, or has seen an asthmatic attack, knows how scary it can be. According to the Center for Disease Control, the source of the asthma trigger must be removed from the environment (in addition to controlling asthma attacks with medication).

One of the common triggers of asthma (and allergies) is carpeting. Carpets harbor dust and is typically made and installed with materials that off-gas Volatile Organic Compounds...

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Natural Wood Finishes That Are Safer

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Wood finishes are the top protective coating that is applied to wood to protect it from moisture, sunlight and everyday wear and tear.

Sometimes finishes are confused with stains. Stains are coloring that simply, well, stain the wood a particular color. After that, a finish is applied to seal the wood and protect it from everyday wear and tear. Finishes can have a yellow tint to them and change the color appearance of wood, but is not a...

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