12/18/2013 10:47:00 AM
Learn the facts about antibacterial soap, what the FDA has to say about it and how you can make your own simple soap.
3/18/2013 12:37:00 PM
Guest blogger Lorraine Halsted shares a list of toxic chemicals in cleaning products commonly found around the house.
12/14/2012 12:42:00 PM
Thanks to the practice of bluing, optical brighteners can be found in a variety of household products. Find out what optical brighteners are and how these chemicals may be affecting your health.
7/18/2012 8:19:48 AM
Graco, one of the nation’s largest children’s products manufacturers, has committed to banning the use of four of the most toxic chemical flame retardant chemicals from its products.
5/16/2012 12:22:49 PM
A new study from the Ecology Center found traces of lead, cadmium, BPA, phthalates and hazardous flame retardants in gardening products—and that chemicals in hoses leach into water.
4/25/2012 3:33:36 PM
In the second in a series on chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses why and how to prevent dangerous pesticides and herbicides from entering our bodies and homes.
4/20/2012 4:12:25 PM
In the first in a series of posts on the most important chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses the dangers of BPA (bisphenol-A)exposure to developing babies.
3/14/2012 12:19:31 PM
The Ecology Center today released new research on toxic chemicals such as lead, arsenic and mercury in low-cost children's and adult jewelry.
2/10/2012 3:46:22 PM
BPA is a dangerous chemical found in canned foods and polycarbonate plastic. Avoid it by following these easy steps.
11/30/2011 12:38:00 PM
Conventional deodorants contain aluminum and other chemicals linked to cancer, elevated estrogen levels and other health problems. Witch hazel provides an effective and economical natural deodorant alternative.
10/28/2011 10:54:01 AM
Chemicals in conventional hair dye can cause allergic reactions and asthma, and have even been linked to cancer. Keep your beauty regime healthy; naturally dye your hair!
10/12/2011 2:14:09 PM
The chemicals in everyday personal care products can negatively affect health. Watch out for these five!
8/9/2011 8:48:41 AM
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice’s 2011 Back to School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies helps parents find safer and affordable school supplies for their children.
4/12/2011 3:23:13 PM
A study of 26,000 women living near a DuPont factory in West Virginia found that as levels of PFOS rose, levels of estrogen decline, putting exposed women at risk for early menopause and other related conditions.
3/4/2011 9:56:16 AM
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a likely carcinogen commonly used to line non-stick cookware, also lines the inside of microwave popcorn bags.
1/12/2011 11:39:52 AM
A recent study found detectable levels of PBDEs and HBCDs, two flame retardant chemicals, in common foods. Butter and fish topped the list.
11/30/2010 12:12:47 PM
Eliminate unpleasant odors in your home by using natural products.
11/24/2010 12:19:22 PM
Conventional fabrics are doused in chemicals that can make you sick. Choose healthy, organic fabrics made from sustainable materials.
8/26/2010 11:27:00 AM
BPA is everywhere, but with a little know-how you can effectively cut this dangerous chemical from your life. Follow these five steps to avoid contact with BPA.
4/15/2010 3:32:28 PM
Up to 75 percent of antibacterial products carry triclosan and triclocarban, hormone-disrupting chemicals that affect brain and nervous system development.
6/11/2009 12:32:57 PM
Reading books from your local public library is a greener alternative to buying new books.
5/18/2009 5:03:16 PM
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.
11/11/2008 4:59:49 PM
With reports stewing of some women suffering chemical reactions after wearing Victoria's Secret bras possibly laced with formaldehyde, the quest for organic fabrics as an industry standard continues.
10/8/2008 11:35:12 AM
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace contemplates greening her dry cleaning. Is it possible?