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The 10 Most Toxic Items at the Garden Center

Follow these precautions to avoid the most toxic garden center items when you visit your nursery. 1) PVC Garden Hoses Tests conducted by the consumer testing group Healthy Stuff showed that garden hoses made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic contain phthalates and are among the most toxic garden center items you’ll find. Phthalates help keep plastic […]

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The 10 Most Toxic Items on Drugstore Shelves

Drugstores initially were places where we went to get medicine. While we may still get our prescriptions filled there, today’s drugstores also sell food, cosmetics, toys, office supplies, and home goods—and a surprising number of these items are the opposite of medicine. Many contain chemical compounds that can actually make us pretty sick if we’re […]

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