Month: March 2011

Buying Cleaning Products

Old fashioned vinegar and baking soda is not for everyone.  If you are someone who likes to grab a spray bottle and go, then here are a few suggestions for choosing safe cleaning products.  Always look for “toxic free” on the front of the bottle.  This is the most obvious and easiest way to know

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Carpet: A Toxic Wasteland?

While most people have carpet in their home, they may not realize the toxicity inherent in the materials, especially when it’s new. If you’ve ever had new carpet installed and experienced headaches, you may not be surprised to learn that most new carpets contain carcinogens— or environmental toxins—as well as formaldehyde, which is found in

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Vinyl: A Safe Flooring Choice?

As you ponder purchasing flooring for your home, it’s vital you know that vinyl flooring is made of PVC. What’s the problem with that? As the ingredient used to give flexibility to vinyl, PVC is a dangerous chemical that causes what’s known as “gassing” in your home—which is incredibly toxic. Rolls of vinyl are more

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Swimming Pools

Are you a lucky homeowner with a pool? Or do you have regular access to one where you live? If so, you may love the ease of which you can take a swim or splash around with your children on hot days. But you may also be surprised by how dangerous it can be—and we

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