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This is the nitty, gritty version. To see these articles organized into detox guides (like into guides for cleaning, self-care, interior design, etc), then please click on the button, Detox Guides, below.  

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10 Household Products to Detox

Apr 10, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Household productslike cleaners, paints, and fragrancescontribute to half of our urban air pollution, according to a study led by the National Oceanic and...

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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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Is your furniture burdening your nervous system?

Feb 19, 2018

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 understand: “Neuro” refers to the neurons in the human nervous...

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Choosing Nontoxic Wood Furniture

Jan 02, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Wood furniture—such as couches, chairs, bed frames, box springs, tables and many more products—can be made from composite wood or solid wood. If you're hoping to choose the...

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WOW Your Guests with Beautiful Nontoxic Tablecloths!

Jan 02, 2018

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 its settings. Especially when young children are around. But special occasion...

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Carpet and Asthma, Like Oil and Water

Dec 28, 2017

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 Disease Control, the source of the asthma trigger must be removed from the...

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