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I feel so grateful for the opportunity to have gotten to know Elissa Goodman and her life's story and work. The first part of her life and health were full of challenges. What is so inspiring and thought-provoking is how healthy and vibrant she is now at age 61!
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Updated: March 3, 2019
Air purifiers have been in high demand around the world. In 2019, the global market size for air purifiers was estimated at USD 8.04 billion.(2)
And robust growth is expected to continue: ranging from a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.54% to 10.8%, depending on the forecast. Of that growth, air purifiers for homes in the US is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during the period 2018-2022.(3)
Are you worried that your current mattress might be toxic?
Not all mattresses are created equal. While some will provide the benefits of a good night’s sleep, others can slowly contribute to health issues. There are a few symptoms you should pay attention to if you think that your mattress may be negatively impacting your health.
In this article, we will discuss 7 common warning signs of toxic mattresses, as well as tips for alleviating your toxic mattress...
by Sophia Ruan Gushée
We use fossil fuels as coal, natural gas, and petroleum (sometimes called crude oil). These types of fossil fuels help us create not only energy (e.g. gasoline in cars), but also various household products—including those in your self-care and beauty routines!
This article highlights key things you should know about the ingredients in your self-care and beauty products that are made from fossil fuels.
If the idea of fossil fuels in your...
Those with EMF sensitivity feel much better in nature, and some feel more healing from skin to earth contact
by Sophia Ruan Gushée
I suspect that EMF sensitivity (also referred to as electromagnetic hypersensitivity and electromagnetic sensitivity) may become as common an allergy as are nut allergies. And with so many people addicted to your phone (I'm guilty of that too), it makes sense that EMF sensitivity will increase.
The good news is that once you are aware that you are...
by Sophia Ruan Gushée
Volatile organic compounds are chemicals that are emitted from both natural and artificial sources. This article focuses on VOCs from man-made products that pollute your indoor air, especially the sources that are easy for you to avoid.
VOCs are released as gases from some building materials and household products at room temperature.
Examples of common sources of VOCs in an average home include:
By Angela Cummings
Going #2 (as the kids say) is a natural, healthy occurrence for all humans (and animals), but we’re often embarrassed by the smell left behind.
We tend to reach for toxic sprays to cover-up those embarrassing smells.
However, there are nontoxic alternatives that can be used!
In this article, we’ll discuss how conventional sprays can be toxic, and how to make your own natural bathroom sprays for a nontoxic home environment.
by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée
BPA (Bisphenol-A) caught the attention of media and parents circa 2007. Gradually, more of the public and even major retailers became concerned about the potential health effects from BPA exposures. Then, BPA-free products quickly became popular.
While the health effects of BPA remain a focus of study, BPA substitutes are also not known. And some BPA substitutes are suspected to be just as risky as BPA.
In the meantime,...
By Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée
Nontoxic hand soap is better for all of us, but especially mothers of babies and young kids, because what's on our hands can make their way into our children's bodies. Babies will chew on our fingers, and our hands touch many things that go straight into our children's mouths, like teething rings.
Therefore, it may be worthwhile to reconsider the type of handsoap you’re using.
In this article, we’ll look at...
by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée
If you're looking for another product to detox, and you haven't thought about your toothpaste, then read this article to learn about potential toxic exposures from your toothpaste. You can then re-evaluate yours, and decide what's best for you after considering additional information you may not know.
And parents should read on since children often accidentally swallow—and sometimes intentionally eat...