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How Toxic Is Your ‘Natural’ Shampoo or Soap?

We all know toxic chemicals are all around us. But as much as we try to be vigilant and selective with the food and personal products we buy, sometimes there are toxic chemicals hidden behind the “natural” or even organic label. A recent study by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) revealed a...

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Clean’s the New “Green”

At the heart of the “going green” movement is the issue of sustainability. It’s about finding ways to address the needs of the current generation without fouling things up for generations to come. The mission itself seems simple and self-explanatory. Who couldn’t get behind something like it?  Unfortunately, what “green”...

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EWG ~ Know the Ingredients In Your Personal Care Products

The best products are truthful in their marketing claims and free of potentially worrisome ingredients. Some products might make claims like "gentle" or "all-natural," but since the government does not require safety testing, personal care product manufacturers can use almost any chemical they want, regardless of risks.  How To Read...

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Why BPA Won't Go Away

Bisphenol A (BPA) remains on top of the charts of high profile chemicals, holding this dubious distinction for several years now. While toxicologists don’t really have a top 40, it’s obvious that this one is the poster child for what can go wrong with today’s designer chemicals.

Household Products ~ A Global Health Threat

More than 800 man-made chemicals found in everyday products - in your household cleaners, makeup, electronics, canned food, and clothing - are becoming “a global threat that needs to be resolved,” according to a new report from the World Health Organization and United Nations Environment Program.

Flame Retardant Safety ~ What Say the EPA?

The Environmental Protection Agency will review 20 flame retardants used in common household items, in response to mounting research linking these chemicals to cancer, neurological damage and other health effects. The EPA will conduct risk assessments on four of the chemicals under the existing Toxic Substances Control Act, legislation that the agency acknowledges needs to be reformed in order to better protect Americans from toxic chemicals.

Just The Essentials (Oils Of Course)

The topic of essential oils is a hot one! More and more people are getting on the bandwagon and recognizing their profound potential, from aromatic room fragrances to medicinal remedies, and beyond. In this post, we’ve broken down the process of breaking down these truly ‘essential’ oils for most effective – and safe – use.