Something Smells Fishy

Something Smells Fishy

Aren’t air fresheners and faux fragrances great? They give us good-smelling laundry, pleasant bathrooms and even unnoticeable garbage cans. But wait. What exactly are these products made up of? In an article on The Daily Green Web site, the Seattle…

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Are Your Granite Countertops Radioactive?

Are Your Granite Countertops Radioactive?

The New York Times has an interesting article about the possibility of granite countertops containing uranium and emitting cancer-causing radon. According to the article, "health physicists and radiation experts agree that most granite countertops emit radiation and radon at extremely…

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Children’s Storage Bins Recall

Children’s Storage Bins Recall

Another day, another child's product recalled due to lead paint. L G Sourcing, Inc. is recalling about 84,000 children's storage bins due to excessive amounts of lead paint, violating the federal standard. The storage bins were sold at Lowe’s retail…

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Where Does Recycling Go?

Where Does Recycling Go?

I am a huge fan of responsible waste management. I think U.S. households produce entirely too much garbage and take little or no responsibility for it. As you can imagine, I'm a huge supporter of recycling—it forces people to come…

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Protect Your Children From Lead Poisoning

Protect Your Children From Lead Poisoning

When Mattel recalled millions of toys because of lead paint, the threat of lead poisoning officially entered the national consciousness. Exposure to lead can cause irreversible damage to children including learning disorders, hyperactivity, and serious health problems. CDC estimates claim…

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Switch To Natural Cleaners

Switch to Natural Cleaners

One of the hidden hazards in any home is cleaning agents. Many cleaning products contain volatile organic compounds (VOC's) that can cause short or long-term health problems. To reduce the VOC's in your home, make the switch from chemical cleaners…

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Going Green – Legitimately

Going Green – Legitimately

The organic seal of approval can be elusive. The world of home products is moving into the all-natural arena due to increasing concerns over indoor-air quality. Now products like carpets and mattresses that can offgas volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and…

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