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Tips for a Nontoxic Dining Table and Chairs

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

We use our kitchen dining table daily to gather for a quick breakfast, family meals, and (let’s be honest) to hold the mail pile.

It’s a centerpiece of the kitchen or dining room utilized by the entire family.

The type of dining table, and accompanying chairs, that are used are a main furniture pieces in our homes that can be harmful to health.

What Factors Are Important to Consider?

When choosing a nontoxic dining table...

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Phased Out PFCs Stick Around

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

With chemicals that are banned or phased out, you expect them not to be a concern anymore, right?

The reality is: Chemicals, like PFCs, stick around for years, even decades—both in the environment and our bodies—which is ironic when you consider how PFCs are used.

What are PFCs and why are they still around?

PFCs, or perfluorochemicals, are a large group of chemicals that have many names. Two...

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Formaldehyde in Furniture

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

When buying furniture the first consideration is usually about the look and feel of the furniture. Not about how it may be affecting health.

Furniture and other home furnishings often contain formaldehyde. In this article you will find:

  • What is formaldehyde?
  • Household items containing formaldehyde.
  • Short-term effects of formaldehyde exposure.
  • Can formaldehyde cause cancer?
  • How to avoid formaldehyde exposure at home.
  • Find more...
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How Home Can Become Your Hottest Wellness Destination

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I couldn't be more thrilled to be part of Well+Good's recent talk about why home is becoming the hottest wellness destination.

With technology having us be more productive and busier than ever, I need my home to be where I can restore all parts of me.

 

"A healthy home does not harm my body, and it facilitates the restoration of my body, mind, soul, energy, and spirit."

—Sophia Gushee

 

Our indoor environment is more polluted than outdoors

Most people...

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Can Furniture Off-gassing Make You Light Headed and Give You Brain Fog?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Did you recently buy new furniture, such as a bed frame, couch, desk or shelving unit? Do you feel tired, light headed, foggy, or crabby but don’t know why? Your new furniture may contribute to these symptoms from the toxic fumes that some furniture off-gasses. Purchasing non toxic household products and furniture is always something that we recommend. In addition, you can also look into quality non toxic carpet to...

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The State of Our Health and Wellness

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by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

If you're in NYC and free on the evening of March 13, then please join the event below. It's a description from my Instagram account, which I've become more active on. Please Like and Comment the post below, and follow me on Instagram!

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7 Ways of Supporting Digital Resilience in Your Child

by the editorial team

 

Supporting your child’s resilience has never been more important than now in our digital day and age.

The technology that allows your child to watch educational videos online is the same technology that can be used to access inappropriate adult content.

The social network that lets your child stay in touch with their friends can also facilitate cyberbullying and harassment.

As a parent, you have an opportunity to encourage digital resilience in your children...

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Is your furniture burdening your nervous system?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Neurotoxicity sounds like a big complex word, doesn’t it? But if you break it down it’s pretty simple to understand: “Neuro” refers to the neurons in the human nervous system, and “toxicity” references adverse effects. 

The brain—along with the spinal cord and nerves that communicate with our senses, muscles, and glands—is a key component of the human nervous system. Add a bunch...

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Are Your Cleaning Products Contributing to Asthma?

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.

The video below summarizes key findings from a recent study that found that "women who cleaned as little as once a week had an accelerated lung decline risk. In fact, they said using cleaning products for 20 years is equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 10 to 20 years for...

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Why Choose Low- to No- VOC Solvents?

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 dizziness, nausea, headache, sore throat, and sinus irritation. Sometimes it feels like you’re getting sick, but when you leave the area, your symptoms clear up.

Can you guess what is causing your symptoms? It could be the VOCs.

What are VOCs?...

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