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Tips for a Lead-Free Bathtub

Aug 24, 2018

 by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Lead is a toxic metal commonly found in rocks and soil. It cannot be seen, smelt or tasted. (1) While phased out of some products in the 1970’s, lead is still found in many...

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The Pros and Cons of Ceramic

Aug 24, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Ceramic is generally considered among the healthiest materials used throughout the home, from cozy warm mugs to tiled flooring.

“Ceramic” is a material made from clay that has...

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Using Everyday Items as Nontoxic Baby Bath Toys

Aug 01, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Kids love taking baths—splashing around, and playing with their toys. However, are your children's bath toys nontoxic?

Heat and humidity—two factors created when taking...

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Criteria for Choosing an Organic Towel

Jul 27, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Most people don't realize that their towels can be a source of toxic exposures. When selecting new towels, you should know key ways to select healthier ones. With informed...

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Clean Your Shower of Mold and Mildew Without Toxic Chemicals

Jul 20, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Showers can accumulate mildew and mold that can stain the grout and caulk in your shower. Keeping the shower walls clean helps minimize bad odors and staining.

Remember that you...

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10 Things to Consider When You Want to Remodel Your Home

Mar 27, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Home remodeling can be trickier than building a new home, in the sense that you, the homeowner, are likely still living in the home while it’s being remodeled.

This gives added...

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Less PVC is Possible

Jan 03, 2018

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 homes. As a durable, strong, waterproof material PVC has become...

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Choose a Nontoxic Bath Mat

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...

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Should You Replace Your Shower Curtain With A Safer One?

Dec 09, 2017

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

When detoxing your home, it can be overwhelming to think of replacing each little item with nontoxic versions. However, the opportunity of replacing each little item is that it can be...

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