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Eating Organic Produce Will Reduce Your Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

Eating fruits and vegetables that are grown without pesticides reduces the amount of toxic chemicals you eat. If you choose organically farmed beef, you’ll also minimize your exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. These conclusions seem obvious, but Stanford University put them to the test. In a recent analysis of 230 field studies and 17 human studies […]

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Putting on Lipstick Shouldn’t be so Risky. It Won’t Be – if You Support the Safe Cosmetics Act

If you’re anything like me, when you buy lipstick or eye make-up, it’s because you want to look better, not feel worse. But many cosmetics contain questionnable ingredients that have been linked to cancer, reproductive problems, and asthma and respiratory disease. I’ve switched to more eco-friendly, non-toxic personal care products, but shouldn’t EVERY cosmetic be […]

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How to Shop for Eco-Friendly Clothes – Part 2: Try TENCEL or Lyocell

If we were to separate clothing into categories, somewhere in between natural fibers like cotton or hemp and man-made petroleum fibers like polyester, we'd find Lyocell, "a natural cellulose" product. Lyocell  is made by processing wood pulp into fiber so it can be woven into fabric and sewn into socks, underwear, pants, and blouses, among many other fashion options. Lyocell, […]

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Salmonella-poisoned eggs make a strong argument for local, organic, family farms.

I love eggs, but I hate food poisoning more. I'm betting so do the more than 2,000 people who have been sickened by eating tainted eggs produced by factory chicken farms in Iowa. After all, no one I know enjoys the impact salmonella has on their digestive tract, since it induces vomiting, dizziness, diahrrea, fever, abdominal cramps, blood […]

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