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Toxic Chemical Exposure

The Cure for Everything

Dr. Jeffrey McCombs | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey McCombs

If we are to have any chance at adapting and staying healthy in the toxic world that we've inherited and continue to create, we need to use the one thing that can adapt faster and more efficiently than we can, the human microbiome.

How To Avoid Bringing Toxic Chemicals Into Your Home

Saudia Davis | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Saudia Davis

Almost every conventional product on the market is made with potentially hazardous chemicals, but by staying informed you can protect yourself and your family.

Reset the Clock on Cancer: Tell the Senate to Fix Our Chemical Laws

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

What would you do to prevent someone you love from getting breast cancer? To keep your sister, mother, daughter or son safe from this devastating disease that has touched millions of people?

Common Household Chemicals Linked to Human Disease

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

A recent report, co-produced by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Program, suggests a ban of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may be needed to protect the health of future generations.

For Some Chemicals, Less Is More

Michael Green | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Green

For decades many scientists have believed that "the dose makes the poison" -- a chemical may be harmless in small amounts but devastating in higher amounts. But this latest research demonstrates that endocrine-disrupting chemicals act differently than other substances.

How to Avoid Phthalates (Even Though You Can't Avoid Phthalates)

Maia James | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Maia James

f you're like me, you're already failing at most of your New Year's resolutions (I'm still not making my bed every day, and I haven't been to a yoga class yet in January). One goal that I am tackling in earnest? Banishing phthalates from my home once and for all.

Five Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Home Without Freaking Out

Maia James | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Maia James

A week after giving birth to my son, Felix, I was in crisis. Trying to figure out which products -- from teethers to bubble bath to dish soap -- were truly safe and nontoxic was becoming a source of constant stress.

How To Pick A Greener (Healthier) Paint For Your Walls

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

Forget the smog over LA -- the air indoors is worse than the air outdoors. And far worse when we add paint into the mix.

Toxic Chemical Exposure Boosted By Climate Change

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GENEVA — Climate change is a major obstacle to a 2004 global treaty aimed at cutting exposure to 21 highly dangerous chemicals, says a new U.N.-...

Everyday Exposures to Toxic Chemicals: Is Your Family Safe?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

The chemical industry should have to demonstrate that a chemical isn't dangerous before it's used in everyday products. But the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has no such requirements.