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7/13/2010
The sunscreens you use may not offer the amount of protection you need.
4/29/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reveals what sunscreen active ingredients are safe and unsafe and recommends resources to find natural sunscreens.
8/15/2012
PURE Glass Bottle is a new portable re-usable glass drinking bottle designed with SafeShell technology to make it shatter-resistant.
7/29/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace spots a great deal! Send in your old lipstick to Lavera, a natural cosmetics company, and Lavera will send you a $10 coupon to purchase a new, natural lipstick online!
5/17/2011
Practice food safety with summer grilling tips.
8/26/2010
More than half a billion eggs possibly tainted with salmonella bacteria have been recalled. Avoid the scare by purchasing free-range, cage-free, organic and locally sourced eggs.
5/18/2009
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the organization that is supposed to evaluate what’s good for you and not good for you, does not evaluate ingredients in beauty products. If the FDA isn’t going to monitor beauty products, who will? Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews two organizations that campaign for safer beauty products.
11/22/2011
To give your bedroom a boost, consider new paint suited to your personality. AFM Safecoat's Ayurveda Essence line allows you to choose colors based on your dosha, or personality type, within Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal system.
8/9/2011
Heat illnesses are serious business, but they are also easily preventable. Read on to learn more.
6/14/2011
Keep your family safe and enjoy all of the fun of splishing, splashing and wading in the water with these pool safety tips for children!
8/23/2010
If passed, the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act would regulate dangerous chemicals and offer Americans better health protection from toxins in everyday products.
6/28/2011
Educate yourself about the recent outbreak of foodborne illnesses caused by sprouts and how to protect yourself.
10/29/2009
A new Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report reveals traces of lead and other heavy metals in children’s face paints.
1/27/2010
Hundreds of disease-causing chemicals could be lurking in your tap water thanks to outdated federal laws.
11/11/2009
 A study released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in September found lead in lipstick at much higher levels than those discovered by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) in a 2007 study.
6/1/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Lavera Baby and Children Sun Milk.
2/9/2012
It can be hard to remember which types of plastic are most hazardous to our health. Use this simple guide to plastics as a refresher course, and keep toxic plastics out of your life.
11/23/2010
Buying the right produce, using the best cookware and storing leftovers properly will result in a safe and delicious meal for your family and friends.
11/22/2011
Misunderstanding of the “use-by” or “sell-by” date on products (not the same as an expiration date) leads to tons of food waste each year.
7/11/2011
The stevia sweetener may be marketed across Europe as early as next year.
1/4/2011
Obama is poised to sign the Food Safety Bill. Learn more about how you can guarantee the safety of your own food.
6/23/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Yes To Carrots natural sunscreen, which contains 10 percent zinc oxide and is free of parabens, petroleum and SLS.
6/9/2010
Atrazine, a common herbicide that can cause birth defects, washes off crops and lawns and makes its way to our drinking water supply. Atrazine levels in our water supply are highest between the months of April and July, especially in the Midwest.
7/7/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a convenient natural sunscreen stick from Environmental Working Group-rated company California Baby.
5/4/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural sunscreen from Pratima. Pratima Neem Rose Face Sunscreen features zinc oxide and is SPF 30.
8/16/2013
Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) lurks in many citrus-flavored sodas and sport drinks.
3/9/2010
Diethyl phthalate is an ingredient used in many body care products that guest blogger Dawn has concern with. Learn how to use a costemic safety database to find out if your cosmetics are safe or include harmful ingredients.
6/9/2011
Water bottles that are both reusable and self-filtering give people a thirst-quenching drink that is eco-friendly and safe.
2/8/2011
Concerned about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's refusal to stop Monsanto? Here are four steps you can take now.
12/21/2011
Two Lousiana residents have died after using a neti pot incorrectly. Learn which mistakes to avoid.
6/2/2009
Try our healthier alternatives to household cleaners with toxic ingredients.
7/18/2011
Learn how to keep your kitchen a safe and healthy space for your family by following these tips.
7/1/2011
Research into the potential causes of obesity doesn't lead exclusively to a poor diet and lack of exercise: Environment and exposure to endocrine disruptors can also play a role in weight gain.
3/7/2012
Campbell's Soup Company has announced it will start packaging its soups with BPA-free cans as soon as an alternative becomes available.
6/14/2011
These home remedies repel ants safely without the use of chemicals or toxins.
5/4/2011
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
6/7/2011
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
5/7/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Good For You Girls, a new line of natural beauty products specially formulated for teen girls.
5/16/2012
Today, the Environmental Working Group released its 2012 Sunscreen Guide. See where your favorite sunscreen sits on the list.


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