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Health Risks from BPA and 7 Tips to Reduce Them

Nov 12, 2018

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...

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One Simple Tip for Finding Nontoxic Dishwasher Detergent

Oct 11, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Are you concerned about harmful chemicals in dishwasher detergent?

We are.

Dishwasher detergents can remain on cups and glasses, even after running through the rinse cycle.

Adding a rinse...

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3 Nontoxic Cleaning Recipes for Kitchen Cabinets

Oct 07, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Kitchen cabinets accumulate grime and dirt from everyday use. Over time, wood surfaces and door knobs can develop a thick layer of grime. Not to mention stuck-on foods...

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Health Risks from Cookware

Oct 06, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Do you make time to cook at home so that you and your family can eat a healthier diet? Are you also someone who makes baby food to protect your child from chemicals...

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Tips for Nontoxic Kitchen Utensils

Sep 25, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Cooking utensils and disposable eating utensils are often made of plastic, and sometimes vinyl (among the most toxic types of plastic). These materials may contaminate your diet...

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Nonstick Teflon Cookware: Health Risks?

Sep 07, 2018

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Convenience is more important than ever before as our lives have become more hectic than ever. As a result, cooking, soaking dishes, and scouring pans have become low priority. But...

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How to Choose Nontoxic Lead-Free Mugs

Sep 06, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Ceramic mugs can be nontoxic as long as the mug doesn’t contain high levels of lead.

Conventional mugs are often made of ceramic or pottery, and they can contaminate your...

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4 Types of Nontoxic Children's Dinner Plates

Aug 27, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Dinner plates are often made of glass or ceramic. For children, however, these materials can be dangerous: One swipe of the arm, and their plate is on the floor, accompanied by a heap of...

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Ceramic-Coated versus Teflon Cookware: Which one is healthier?

Aug 24, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Ceramic-coated versus Teflon cookware: Which one is healthier? Below are key pros and cons of ceramic-coated cookware versus Teflon-coated cookware.

Ceramic versus Teflon cookware

Teflon

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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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