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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...

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,...

Airplane Mode Challenge: Join Today!

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...

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

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...

Natural Air Fresheners

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Air fresheners are everywhere—in home kitchens, personal vehicles, restaurant bathrooms, hotel lobbies,...

Consider Phthalates in Furniture

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Did you know there are phthalates in furniture? “More than 470 million pounds of phthalates are produced or...

Do You Have Indoor Allergies?

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...

Nontoxic Window Curtains: Tips to Find the Best Ones for Your Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   When detoxing the home, details—such as the materials and maintenance of curtains—can impact your...

Strategies for Reducing New Carpet Odor

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...

Top Chemicals Found in the Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Chemicals, chemicals here and there. Chemicals, chemicals everywhere!   It’s true. They’re all...

Chemicals in Paper Towels: Are There Nontoxic Alternatives?

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....

Harnessing the Power of Color to Change Bedroom Dynamics

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...

Cell Phone Radiation and How to Protect Yourself

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...

10 Chemicals in Personal Care Products to Avoid

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...

Colorful and Nontoxic Wall Paint

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...

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

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...

Reduce Chemical Exposure from Household Cleaning Products

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...

Less PVC is Possible

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...

Choosing Nontoxic Wood Furniture

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Wood furniture—such as couches, chairs, bed frames, box springs, tables and many more products—can be...

Choose a Nontoxic Bath Mat

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...

Are Your Children Playing on Toxic Free Flooring?

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...

WOW Your Guests with Beautiful Nontoxic Tablecloths!

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...

Natural Stone Flooring

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,...

Is Polyurethane Foam in Your Mattress?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Cushy and squishy, polyurethane foam gives us comfortable mattresses. It adds padding and coziness while providing...

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...

Mama Medicine and Sophia Gushee discuss auras, spirits, destiny, he...

  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...

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...

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...

Natural Rubber Products – Is it for me?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   What do pacifiers, mattresses and carpets have in common? They are often made from natural rubber materials....

Sole Water Recipe

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   An easy way to help boost your digestion, soothe your nervous system, improve hydration, and improve your skin, hair and nails may be to...

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