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Toxic Chemicals in Air Fresheners

Air Fresheners

Toxic chemicals in air fresheners imageWe are bombarded by air fresheners seemingly every day – in the workplace, businesses, public restrooms, schools, homes of friends and family, and even taxis and car services. On store shelves you’ll find them in numerous forms: electric, automatic misting sprays, gels, beads, plug-ins, heated oils, sprays and more.

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Spreading Holiday Cheer Without Toxic Fear

A Guide to Safer Candles & Scents

Toxic chemicals in candles imageAs the cold of winter slowly creeps into the air, we find joy in the search for ways to add warmth to shorter days. Warmth in family and friends joining our homes, and warmth in seasonal products which heighten our senses.

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Top Tips for Sustainable & Healthy Travel this Holiday Season

 
7 travel tips graphicIt’s that time of year again! The holidays mean the joy, togetherness, food, and traditions that we look forward to each winter with friends and family.

The holidays also often mean travel. Whether you’re only traveling near or must travel far, it’s likely you’ll need to spend some time on the road or in the air to see your loved ones. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Period Products

How to Choose Human and Environmentally-Friendly Period Solutions

Period Panties | Menstrual Cups | Tampons | Pads + Panty Liners | Reusable Pads + Panty Liners | Recommendations

By Sydney Cook

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Every woman I’ve ever met remembers her first period, and usually has a story to boot. For me, I’ll never forget seeking the counsel of the school nurse on that day way-back-when. She handed over a pad essentially the size of a diaper. Oh, how times have changed! These days, pads have gotten thinner, tampons are now much more common, and new solutions like menstrual cups and period panties are taking the femcare market by storm. It’s a good time to be alive with a period!

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Safer School Supply Solutions

 
safer school supply solutions graphicBY AMY ZIFF

The reality is that there are unsafe chemicals in school supplies. At worst there are carcinogens in the classroom and what parents don’t realize is that they’re buying these harmful products and sending their kids to school with them each and every day.

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Healthy Baby Guide for New Families

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Maybe you’ve just learned that you’re pregnant, or maybe you have a new baby or growing children. Perhaps you and your partner are just thinking about having a family. Whatever the reason, you may be hearing troubling things about toxic chemicals around you — especially chemicals in plastic and other harmful ingredients or materials in the things you use daily — and how these chemicals affect not just the environment, but also the human body and particularly growing babies, infants, and children.

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Tips for Safer Outdoor Gear

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With back-to-school right around the bend, you and your family are probably spending as much time outdoors as possible. Whether you’re soaking up rays at a local pool, trekking through the woods at a nearby park or sharing stories and laughs around a campfire, you’re probably bringing your favorite outdoor gear with you.

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Tips for Safer School Supplies

 

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August is fast-approaching, which means you might be prepping for your kids to head back to school. You’ve likely been given a long list of school supplies to buy. Unfortunately, many common back-to-school items can contain toxic ingredients.

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New Guide for Safe Baby Shower Registry Features MADE SAFE Products

 
Safe Baby Products Guide graphicIf you’re pregnant or know someone who’s pregnant, you want to be sure to buy only the safest products for mom and the newest member of the family. The problem is that sometimes, it’s not that simple. Many products don’t have labels, and there are confusing claims to navigate, like “green,” “eco,” and “natural”—that actually don’t mean anything at all in terms of standards. (more…)

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