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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

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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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What are the Safest Pots and Pans to Cook With?

Aug 22, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Cooking your favorite foods can be a fun activity—whether by yourself or with loved ones. 

When cooking, have you wondered about the safety of your cookware? Few...

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Choosing Nontoxic Food Storage Containers

Aug 20, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Summer is wrapping up and parents are entering back-to-school mode, making it a great time to stock up on food storage containers.

Whether it’s for packing school lunches, or preparing...

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How to Choose a Nontoxic Cutting Board

Aug 14, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Chemicals found in standard cutting boards may off-gass volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air and leach into food and beverages. To minimze these exposures, choose a...

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Is Copper Cookware Safe?

Aug 07, 2018

Increasingly, people are learning that nonstick pots and pans are coated with perfluorochemicals (PFCs), which pose health risks. And they are a family of persistent environmental contaminants.

So what are healthier pots and pans to use? Cast...

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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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