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Many of us enjoy fresh and pleasant scents at home but have concerns about using certain commercially available “air fresheners.” Some of these products are known to contain toxins such as phthalates and VOCs like benzene and formaldehyde [1], not what most of us have in mind when we think of “fresh air.” Covering up odors with stronger smelling chemicals is a toxic cycle and those chemicals eventually get into our ecosystems. (more…)

Even though it’s an easy way to help reduce the spread of infectious diseases, like influenza and the common cold, some of us probably wash our hands less often than we should. Toxic alcohol-based sanitizing foams and wipes that can be used quickly and without water have made it easy to keep our hands clean yet some people wait until after they use the bathroom or become visibly soiled before cleaning up. (more…)

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There’s an old adage that says TV rots your brain. While this may not be literally true, there are ways it can contribute to the spoiling of your health. A newly published meta-study carried out by researchers at Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health (SSEHS), in England, has underscored potential health hazards of spending too much time in front of the tube. (more…)

There is no denying that there is a clear win-win situation that comes from regularly composting the planet's organic waste. While it may take a little effort to set up your own at-home composting system, the results will be worth it. Composting is an important way that we can give back to the local community and our natural world. (more…)