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Sick Building Syndrome: How One Mom Empowered Herself

Podcast intro by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Sick building syndrome (SBS), or sick house syndrome, consist of various nonspecific symptoms that occupants of...

The Pros and Cons of Ceramic

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Ceramic is generally considered among the healthiest materials used throughout the home, from cozy warm mugs to...

Are "green" building materials and interior furnishings healthy?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Building and renovating our homes are opportune moments to create a healthy indoor environment since...

10 Household Products to Detox

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Household products—like cleaners, paints, and fragrances—contribute to half of our urban...

What Should You Consider When Buying A New Home?

by Angela Cummings, reviewed by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Back in the early 2000’s, the criteria I used when shopping for a home was this: it had to be...

Get the Lead Out

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Surprisingly, lead is still found in many consumer products today. While lead was banned from house paint in...

10 Things to Consider When You Want to Remodel Your Home

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...

Which is a Better Choice: Synthetic or Natural Dyes

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Let's consider the dyes used in textiles, which are part of our furniture, drapes, carpets, area rugs, bedding,...

Adhesives May Be Gripping Our Furniture And Our Health

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Furniture would fall apart without the use of adhesives or another method that holds the parts together. Imagine...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Detox Your Kitchen: Nontoxic Kitchen Cabinets

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   When it comes to kitchen cabinets, you don’t have to trade beauty for healthy.  You can have both! ...

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