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Inspired By Motherhood, She Invented A Product To Protect Kids From Toxins

Posted 06.13.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang...

Breathe Easy with These Green Cleaning Tips

Mel Walsh | Posted 08.01.2012 | Fifty
Mel Walsh

You have a matched pair, all pink and pretty, and I want you to keep them that way. I'm talking about your lungs, your portable oxygen tanks.

The ‘Make It Or Break It’ Age For Your Health (And 8 Ways To Revamp Your Routine)

Nancy Deville | Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

The early 40s are the years to make significant changes to head off accelerated aging. It's a "make or break it" time of life. You can tailspin into aging, or you can revamp and renew yourself.

Soul-Talk: Let Go Of Toxicity And Restore Balance To Your Life

Russell Bishop | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

After sharing with Chan Luu the work we are doing to create our GPS for the Soul app and go-to-guide for getting back on course when stress overtakes us, I asked her to share how she manages to keep herself in balance.

Living in a Toxic Environment

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Palmquist

It is smart to avoid toxins, but no one cannot live on this planet in modern times and totally avoid them. Fortunately, the body has taken this into account.

Are Environmental Chemicals Making Us Fat?

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

A small but growing number of researchers believe that environmental pollutants and industrial chemicals are to blame for the obesity epidemic. This, of course, bucks the conventional wisdom that our increasing girth is simply the result of eating too much and exercising too little.

Stop the Toxic Insults: They Aren't Helping

Mary Brune | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green
Mary Brune

Until Congress stands up to the chemical industry lobby and does the right thing by reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act, parents everywhere will continue to read books about the issues, educate themselves about safer alternatives and take action. That's not hysterical. That's heroic.

Catalytic Paint a Pollution Solution For Manila Street Artists

Posted 02.21.2012 | Arts

Manila is one of the five most polluted cities in the world, and a paint company recently decided to try a unique approach to combatting airborne toxi...

Toxins and Exercise

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Palmquist

More doctors and veterinarians now recognize that many illnesses begin as people and pets accumulate toxic materials. As toxins build up they block normal regulatory systems and can lead to the body's loss of ability to regulate and function.

No More Toxins: J&J Removing Harmful Chemicals From Baby Products

AP | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 01.16.2012 | Parents

TRENTON, N.J. -- Amid pressure from activists, Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that it is continuing efforts to remove traces of two harmful chemical...

7 Simple Ways To Detox Your Diet And Your Home

EatingWell | Posted 10.25.2011 | Healthy Living

Nobody knows just how much of a risk toxins in our food really pose. But we're exposed to dozens, if not hundreds, of chemicals, and the effects of some multiple exposures may be more than the sum of their parts.

What Not to Wear!

Mattias Wallander | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

While we can make good and responsible choices as consumers, we should also be aware of what the brands we consume are up to while producing the items we buy. While recycling textiles is important, their production is also an important environmental issue.

The Trauma of 9/11: Of Spirit, Cell, Distance And Time

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have yet to see the full toll of 9/11 among first responders, even 10 years out. All relevant resources should be made available to address the burden of illness shouldered by these brave souls who rushed toward the very thing most of us with just average courage would flee.

Lucia Graves

Beetle Develops Resistance To Monsanto's GMO Corn | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Corn beetles have been consuming plants that were genetically modified to be resistant to that very beetle, raising fears that a new sup...

Lisa Jackson: Why She Can't Do It Alone

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.13.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With almost every current conversation being framed from a partisan political perspective, Jackson has pledged to hold firm on advocating for the hundreds of thousands of people whose lives will be saved from new legislation.

Clearing the Air: 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Toxins and Stay Healthy

Beth Greer | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green
Beth Greer

It is common sense to believe that the more chemicals you are exposed to, the more likely you will eventually be negatively affected by them. Here are some easy and effective ways to reduce your exposure to chemicals in your home and minimize your risk of getting sick.

Lynne Peeples

The Dirt On Shop Towels: Are Industrial Workers At Risk? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.10.2011 | Green

Once a week, a batch of freshly laundered red towels, sealed in plastic, arrives at the Atlas Garage on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, while 100 or...

What To Look Out For When Picking A Sunscreen

Hillary Peterson | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Hillary Peterson

After surviving thyroid cancer and a melanoma, I was determined to find a sunscreen that did the job without unnecessary exposure to toxins.

Is Propoxur the Way to Not Let the Bedbugs Bite?

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.31.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Some of you are no doubt scratching your heads, thinking: "There's gotta be an insecticide capable of offing these guys. Why can't the pointy-headed geniuses at the chemical companies make one?" As it turns out, they have.

Killing Pests While Poisoning Communities

Scott Edwards | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green
Scott Edwards

There's a good chance that most of us don't want something that ends in "-cide" added to our drinking water, unless, it seems, you're a member of the House of Representatives.

31 Ways To Protect Yourself From Toxins In Your Home

Therese Borchard | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

In their exceptional, informative book "The Healthy Home: Simple Truths of Protect Your Family From Hidden Household Dangers," son-and-father team Myr...

Empowering Women To Take Control Of Reproductive Health

Natalia Rose | Posted 07.10.2011 | Home
Natalia Rose

Girls are reaching puberty at significantly younger ages than ever before, even as young as 7 and 8. If you haven't seen the stats, take a look at thi...

Keeping the Skeeters Off

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.04.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The fight against mosquito bites can take many forms, from the myriad sartorial options available (for the fashion-challenged) to the stuff you spray or smooth on to your skin. But which are the safest?

Adapting to a New World of Invisible Toxins

William Spear | Posted 06.24.2011 | Healthy Living
William Spear

It's a whole new ballgame, folks. Nearly every community in the modern world is facing an invisible enemy. Constant exposures to toxic loads in our en...

The Lawn Chemical Ritual

McKay Jenkins | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
McKay Jenkins

It's not just our health that suffers from our cultural obsession with lawn chemicals; our environment suffers too. The Chesapeake Bay suffers catastrophic "dead zones" resulting from the excessive nutrients running off suburban lawns.