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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...

Meditate on Your Nose

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   How often do you think about your nose? I rarely do. Except when I have a stuffy nose, runny nose, or sneezing fits. What does the nose...

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,...

Fragrances Don’t Smell as Good When You Know What’s in Them

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Floral and fruity scents make our homes smell good, but if you knew what they were made of, you might...

Why Does New Furniture Smell?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   If you want to reduce toxic chemicals in your home, evaluate your furniture.   Originally, furniture...

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...

Why Choose Glass Over Plastic?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   As you detox your home, it’s important to understand what materials to avoid, but almost more important to...

Environmental Factors, including Endocrine Disruptors and EMFs, Thr...

It seems like common sense that environmental factors—the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink—affect our health. So why don’t most of us...
In case you missed it, there has been a lot of news coverage on cancer-causing arsenic found in rice and products that contain rice as an ingredient (like rice milk, baby...

Sophia's Motivation for Creating A to Z of D-Toxing

Health-conscious mother of three, Sophia Ruan Gushée thought she knew how to be healthy. Only after she became a mother did she become aware of an overlooked...

Our Alarming Health Trends: Cancer, Autism, Asthma, and More

The health trends among children and adults are alarming. Sophia Ruan Gushee, author of A to Z of D-Toxing, wants more people to consider the role of environmental factors...

Comparing US and EU Chemical Regulation

Flame Retardants: A Historical Summary

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Chemical flame retardants are found in many household products, including upholstered furniture, electronics, mattresses, children's...
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