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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.

Seven Tips for Healthy Painting

Margie Kelly | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Margie Kelly

Bottom line: VOCs should be kept to a minimum so no one gets hurt. Consider these other tips to make your painting experience healthy for everyone in your home.

Earth Night: How Green Is Your Sleep?

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

This week, we celebrate the heightened awareness and many major environmental initiatives promoted by Earth Day. But, what about Earth Night?

Five Steps for Healthier Indoor Air

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Dr. Marilyn Black, Founder, GREENGUARD Environmental Institute Did you know that the air you're breathing in your home can be two to...

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.

Eco Etiquette: Should I Freak Out About Formaldehyde In Baby Furniture?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Childhood cancers are on the rise; the more than 80,000 unregulated industrial chemicals now on the market in the US likely have something to do with it.

PHOTOS: Did You Know? 15 Toxic Chemicals In Beauty and Household Products

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Toxic chemicals have infiltrated most facets of our lives. They are in everything from our toothpaste and favorite soap to our national parks, which c...

The Gulf Oil Spill: Human Health Is Affected too

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Oil spills destroy ecosystems and kill wildlife, but people's health is directly affected too. As the situation in the Gulf Coast unfolds, the local communities and workers must be protected.

Gulf Oil Spill Air Quality Updates: Louisiana

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

The oil spilling into the Gulf, and the dispersants being sprayed on the oil, contain some chemicals that evaporate into the air and could be carried ...

Sick Fishermen and Oily Smells on the Gulf Coast

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Yesterday in Venice, Louisiana, local residents called a press conference to talk about the air. People complained of the oily smells when the wind is blowing off the water, and listed symptoms including headaches, nosebleeds, and vomiting.

What's in the Air Along the Louisiana Coast?

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

"You shoulda been out here last evening" said Carey, the shrimp boat captain who took me out to South Pass today. He saw that I was taking air samples...

A Green Night's Sleep

Huffington Post | Johanna Smtih | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If you spend your waking hours consuming organic local celeriac and fretting about mountaintop removal coal mining practices, you might consider green...

Life Cycle: Life After Desk

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Often, the greenest consumer route is not buying new products made with Earth-friendly methods but rather scoring used products made with traditional, possibly heinous methods. Reduce, reuse, then recycle.