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1/27/2010
Hundreds of disease-causing chemicals could be lurking in your tap water thanks to outdated federal laws.
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.
8/15/2012
PURE Glass Bottle is a new portable re-usable glass drinking bottle designed with SafeShell technology to make it shatter-resistant.
2/2/2011
The EPA will regulate perchlorate and other toxic chemicals--but you may want to consider water filters in the meantime.
6/9/2011
Water bottles that are both reusable and self-filtering give people a thirst-quenching drink that is eco-friendly and safe.
5/9/2012
Stay hydrated with these simple, sweet and refreshing infused water recipes using vanilla, fruit and herbs.
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!
7/28/2011
Tomatoes and watermelon combine in this unique salad with flavors that will wow every part of your palette.
7/7/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a convenient natural sunscreen stick from Environmental Working Group-rated company California Baby.
8/3/2011
As recently discussed on The Dr. Oz Show, watercress is high in iodine and rich in many essential vitamins and nutrients. Eat several servings a week to boost skin health, promote healthy thyroid function and help prevent cancer.
5/17/2011
Practice food safety with summer grilling tips.
3/22/2011
The average American uses twice as much water as the rest of the world. We can lower our consumption by taking a look at how we eat, shop, travel and live. (Taking shorter showers isn't even the half of it.)
4/14/2011
We use more water than we need in our homes every day. If you’re curious to know how much water your own home might be wasting, check out this infographic on U.S. residential water consumption from eLocal.com.
10/3/2008
Jessica talks about the eco-challenge of avoiding bottled water.
2/24/2012
Upcycling and recycling company Terracycle introduces three new garden accessories made from recycled materials.
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.
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.
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.
5/23/2012
An extract from the kudzu plant may help drinkers learn to indulge in moderation.
3/29/2011
Use these five steps to encourage water conservation with children!
11/12/2012
HINT Inc., maker of the leading unsweetened flavored water, introduces HINT FIZZ unsweetened flavored sparkling water nationwide.
5/18/2011
Looking for refreshing drinks to serve to your little one? Use herbs to make drinks the whole family will enjoy!
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.
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!
3/19/2007
Laurel chronicles the tale of her hot water heater meltdown—and the quest to get a tankless water heater.
8/5/2009
The Start A Lie campaign challenges the idea of truth in advertising while targeting the bottled water industry.
10/15/2010
Filtering tap water instead of buying plastic bottles helps my family’s carbon footprint—and bottom line.
2/14/2012
To address consumers' growing desire to save money and be environmentally conscious, GE is launching GeoSpring, the first hybrid electric ENERGY STAR-qualified water heater manufactured in the U.S.
10/29/2009
A new Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report reveals traces of lead and other heavy metals in children’s face paints.
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.
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.
6/28/2011
Educate yourself about the recent outbreak of foodborne illnesses caused by sprouts and how to protect yourself.
6/13/2011
If you’re looking for a unique container gardening experience, look no further than growbottles from Potting Shed Creations. These self-watering planters are made in the USA from reclaimed restaurant wine bottles, and they’re as sustainable as they are stylish.
1/17/2012
Use a simple hobby kit to cut glass wine bottles and transform them into drinking glasses, candleholders or this stylish candelabra.
7/19/2013
Discover a few health benefits of watermelon, a favorite summertime treat.
6/30/2011
Beat the heat with these mint-infused beverages.
6/8/2010
A new bulletin (A-151) describing the full line of Bell & Gossett lead-free potable water products is now available at www.bellgossett.com.
3/14/2012
Container water gardens are easy to design and maintain, making them a perfect low-cost accessory to your outdoor living spaces. Learn how to make a container water garden!
9/22/2009
Sigg apologizes for BPA-lined bottles and offers a bottle-exchange program.
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.
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.
7/13/2010
The sunscreens you use may not offer the amount of protection you need.
10/25/2010
If you’re looking for that perfect reusable bottle, check out ALEX. Not only is this water bottle BPA-free and made from premium grade 304 stainless steel, but it also twists apart in the middle, making clean-up a cinch.
1/21/2011
Enter Natural Home’s Go Solar Giveaway to win a solar hot water heating system from Sunward.
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.
7/18/2011
Learn how to keep your kitchen a safe and healthy space for your family by following these tips.
5/30/2012
Researchers have discovered even more proof that drinking black tea is just plain good for you. Read on to learn more.
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.
12/21/2011
Two Lousiana residents have died after using a neti pot incorrectly. Learn which mistakes to avoid.
2/8/2011
Concerned about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's refusal to stop Monsanto? Here are four steps you can take now.
6/2/2009
Try our healthier alternatives to household cleaners with toxic ingredients.
1/25/2012
Praised for being equal parts function and fashion, the heritage brand SIGG Switzerland is proud to present the new 2012 collection of water bottles.
4/11/2012
Bobble water bottles come with a built-in, replaceable carbon filter to produce great-tasting water on-the-go.
10/5/2010
Maintaining indoor air quality is important in a healthy home, but poor craftsmanship can lead to water damage and eventually mold issues.
12/21/2011
Levaqua’s OneTouch™ Digital Showerheads help consumers conserve water, while simultaneously providing a spa-quality shower experience.
9/22/2010
The World Community Grid uses grid technology and idle computers to power environmental and humanitarian research projects.
3/2/2012
Impress guests by preparing rose desserts. Toss edible rose petals into custards, tea cakes, scones, cookies and ice cream, or make one of our reader-submitted recipes: Lavender Cookies with Rose Water Frosting and Muhallabiyeh.
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.
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.
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.
7/24/2014
Try tasty herbal beverages recipes for strawberry-basil sparkling beverages and a thyme lemonade to make the most of your summer herb garden.
6/9/2009
Could a poisonous plant used by ancient colonizers to hurt be used by modern dermatologists to help?
2/25/2011
A graduate student experiences the comfort and efficiency of a superinsulated, passive solar home in Taos.
8/10/2011
Made from recycled aluminum and stainless steel, MasterShield Gutter Protection can protect gutters from falling debris and inclement weather and can earn a home LEED points.
6/19/2012
GoodBelly has added two new flavors, Tropical Orange and Pink Grapefruit, to its line of probiotic drinks and launched a new on-the-go probiotic coconut water.
3/2/2011
During National Ground Water Awareness Week next week, let's bring attention to what natural gas drilling is doing to our ground water supplies.
2/1/2012
The Sun-Mar composting toilet uses a first-of-its-kind technology to deliver a pollution-free and sanitary product that can save owners up to 27 percent in water costs.
1/6/2011
Enter the Go Solar Giveaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win a solar powered hot water system valued at over $10,000.
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.
4/28/2011
Made from repurposed shipping containers and recycled steel, based on Prius engineering, with a gray water system and a living roof, this Mojave Desert residence and workplace is a prototype for low-cost prefab kit houses everywhere.
6/21/2010
When the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 passes (as expected) this summer, be prepared by learning what to expect when you buy a water heater, heating system, air-source air conditioner or heat pump.
7/23/2010
Suffering from a hangover? Get relief from your hangover symptoms with these natural remedies.
2/7/2011
Vitamin Water's false claims about its flu prevention powers may have resulted in a lawsuit.
5/16/2012
Today, the Environmental Working Group released its 2012 Sunscreen Guide. See where your favorite sunscreen sits on the list.
11/18/2010
Bypass cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense.
8/31/2009
Located near mountains, beaches and the rainforest, Hotel Punta Islita in Costa Rica offers guests comfort, natural beauty and a host of eco-friendly options that earned the resort a four-leaf rating from the Certification in Sustainable Tourism program.
8/19/2011
Bladder infections affect millions of women each year. Taking antibiotics for a bladder infection can increase chances of a repeat infection, so bypass the pharmaceuticals and treat your bladder infection naturally with these home remedies.
10/8/2014
Use this gentle facial cleanser from Elemental Herbology in the evening to keep your complexion free of dirt and grime.
4/19/2013
Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.
6/7/2012
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other major problems. Reduce yours with these six foods to lower cholesterol naturally.
3/11/2011
From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, Forbes rates the ten most toxic cities in the United States.
3/30/2011
Forbes releases its list of the least toxic cities in America, from Texas to Pennsylvania.


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