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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...

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...

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...

How Home Can Become Your Hottest Wellness Destination

    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...

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

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,...

The State of Our Health and Wellness

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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