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Chemicals in Everyday Products Can Ruin Your Health

Beth Greer | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Greer

Chemicals in your household products may be negatively affecting your hormones, says a recent study by the World Health Organization. The exposure happens on a daily basis from being in contact with items like soap, shampoo, cleaners, drinking water, food and plastic containers.

'Green News Report' - December 3, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Antibacterial Products: More Harm Than Good

Kristin Wartman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Wartman

Make it a priority to avoid all antibacterial products -- including that antibacterial soap you thought would keep you and your kids from getting the flu. Good old fashioned soap and water works just fine.

Harmful Ingredient Found In Anti-Bacterial Soaps, From Alexandra Zissu (WATCH)

Posted 09.06.2013 | MarloThomas

This week on Mondays With Marlo, Green Living Expert & Author Alexandra Zissu shared a surprising fact -- antibacterial products can actually be dange...

3 Steps the FDA Can Take in 2013 to Show It Is Protecting Americans From Harm

Peter Lehner | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green
Peter Lehner

For as welcome as the new food safety programs are, the FDA is still plagued with problems. It moves at a glacial pace in the face of pressing health hazards, like its three-decade-long refusal to act on its own findings that the use of antibiotics in livestock feed threatens human health.

Is Antibacterial Soap Making Your Kids Fat? How Hormone Disruptors Wreak Havoc on Health

Beth Greer | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Greer

This post is part of a series I will be writing on chemicals in our everyday products that may act as endocrine disruptors. These include the antibacterial chemical tricolsan, found in many personal care products.

Every Mother's Nightmare: Bacteria in Recalled Ground Turkey Is Resistant to Antibiotics

Laurie David | Posted 10.08.2011 | Food
Laurie David

It is maddening that our so-called "food safety system" is designed to protect giant food corporations more than individuals.

Practical Tips To Help Keep Your Pre-Schooler Healthy

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

What's your child going to bring home from pre-school this year? Unfortunately, our children are likely to carry back unwelcome viruses and bacteria as they share toys, spit and sneezes with their classmates.

NRDC Sues FDA for 30 Year Delay in Regulating Antimicrobials

Sarah Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

The FDA first proposed a rule that would have removed triclosan and triclocarban from soaps in 1978. Until this rule is finalized, these chemicals can be widely used with no regulatory oversight.

Grow a Conscience: How to Garden Green

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Whether your farm fits in a window box or spans several acres, ensure a truly green thumb with these Earth-friendly gardening gizmos.

"Antibacterial" Soaps: Buyer Beware!

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Scientific studies have shown that soaps with Triclosan or Triclocarban are not any more effective at preventing disease than regular soap, but they are more harmful to the humans who use them.

The Chemical Marketplace: Triclosan

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

I was reading my toothpaste tube the other day, and noticed something I hadn't expected in the list of "active ingredients:" the antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal chemical triclosan.

Six Natural Ways to Avoid the Cold and the Flu

Dr. Maoshing Ni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Maoshing Ni

Common sense practices include washing your hands frequently with soap, and wash your face at least twice a day. Here are six more natural strategies to avoid the common cold and the flu.

Cinnamon As a Substitute For Purell?

nytimes.com | ANAHAD O'CONNOR | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In a country obsessed with germs and sickness, antibacterial soaps and sanitizers are becoming more and more common. But because such products contrib...