An unlikely potential hero in personal hygiene amidst the coronavirus pandemic? Mouthwash. A recent critical review of available research suggests that some ingredients in mouthwashes may help decrease oral SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) viral load and transmission.
Given how much time we spend either sleeping or trying to do so, we end up spending a significant portion of our lives in our beds. With so much time dedicated to the bedroom, it is an obvious stop for us along the way in our step-by-step journey to creating a healthier home. (more…)
Raise the Green Bar is an annual sustainability event hosted by MADE SAFE and Good Housekeeping. The event, usually held live at the LEED-certified Hearst Tower in midtown Manhattan, went virtual this year to thousands of viewers. (more…)
BY DEBBY COOK MADE SAFE Science and Research Product Manager & Certified Yoga Instructor
How to Get Started
Meditation. My first experience with meditation was in third grade. The legislature in the state of Connecticut passed a law requiring public schools to begin the day with three minutes of “silent meditation.” My teacher decided that, in quiet protest, she would allow each of her students to have a day to play their favorite song during meditation. To this day, if I hear “Hotel California” I am transported to my third-grade classroom.
In our monthly steps to reduce the burden of toxic chemicals in our homes, our most-used products are typically a good place to start since those are the products we come into contact with most frequently.
One of the typical high-use products that many of us don’t stop to consider very often is our body wash. (more…)
“Clean deodorant just doesn’t work for me. Trust me, I’ve tried.”
I’ve heard this countless times in what seems like hundreds of conversations about clean deodorant. Which deodorant I use is typically the first question I receive when new acquaintances find out what I do for work.
People are desperate for deodorants that are clean and that stop the stink. But the truth is the equation isn’t just about the deodorant itself – it’s about the transition process too.
There is an increasing body of evidence shedding light on how the environment and chemical body burden (also referred to as Total Load) (as opposed to purely our genetic makeup) are contributing to an uptick in chronic disease.(more…)
As schools prepare for the start of another year, we encourage parents, teachers, and community officials to keep in mind the important role that environmental factors play in health. In a recent report prepared by Healthy Schools Network and the New Jersey Work Environmental Council, the organizations have assembled a call to action for states and public agencies, asking them to provide guidance for schools on how to successfully prepare for reopening.
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