Browsing the "chemicals" Tag

string(0) "" Loading...

Arsenic in Organic Rice and What You Can Do About It

Rice is a staple grain for many cultures all over the world. For many, organic products are believed safer than traditional items so organic rice products were believed safe and healthy. Recently, however, inorganic arsenic was found in organic brown rice syrup. Learn about arsenic contamination in rice and some things you can do to keep your family safe.

April 18th

10 Houseplants That Clean Indoor Air

Until recently, nobody suspected there could be anything like indoor air pollution. With the development of technology and the better insulation of buildings in the past decades to save heating costs and to conserve energy, the air indoors gradually grew more stagnant allowing for common household pollutants to accumulate and in turn affect our health.

September 26th

Going Green: A Fun Activity for Kids

Teaching kids to go green becomes a whole lot easier if you can make it fun. Given that kids love getting hands on with everything, you might want to consider getting them involved with green activities around the house.  It’s a great way to keep them busy as they learn and they can be a […]

April 28th

Use Natural Products to Clean Your Home

Most people believe that keeping the home clean maximizes health. While this might be true in theory, research shows that clean houses are increasingly co-related with lowered immunity in families. The reason is that most conventional household cleaning detergents release chemicals called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that can be extremely toxic.. So don’t let yourself […]

February 23rd

Step Lightly with Eco-Friendly Footwear

Footwear manufacturing is known as one of the most environmentally unfriendly industries out there.  The modern process of tanning leather, in particular, is especially toxic—many tanneries sit firmly upon the EPA’s Superfund list. Until recently, we were not offered a wide range of alternative choices to shoes made with standard processes and corporate-owned manufacturers.  Environmentally […]

November 26th

Safe Drinking Water: One Family, One Country at a Time

An estimated 1.1 billion people in the world do not have access to a safe water supply.  For many in the U.S., this is a fact far removed from every day life.  The truth is the worldwide water crisis is exactly that—worldwide. Though significantly worse in developing countries lacking improved sanitation, everyone has reason to […]

November 6th

Gourmet Food for Healthy Babies

Adults who buy organic know that organic foods are grown without the use of pesticides, making them less toxic for our bodies. Babies don’t know this, but if they did they would request that mom or dad buy organic to encourage healthy development. Babies, even more than adults, need to avoid exposure to pesticides and […]

October 22nd

The Slow Food Movement Picks Up Speed/Momentum

The Slow Food movement began in the late 1980’s as a counter-revolution from the popularity of fast food and fast living.  The Slow Food philosophy is based on preserving the traditions and culture of food that is local, seasonal, grown in a manner that is healthy to us and to the earth, and respectful of […]

October 6th

The Best Bedding for Baby

Babies spend so much time sleeping and hanging out in their cribs that they deserve safe, soft, pure places to rest. Here’s what you need to know about the mattresses and bedding that contain potentially harmful chemicals and turn this baby haven into a baby hazard… Certified organic cotton, according to the U.S. Department of […]

October 2nd

Funeral and Memorial Services

The conventional end of a human life in American society is cloaked in an excess of “packaging” that requires an excess of resources and money, harms the environment, and prevents the natural processes that are set in motion when death occurs. The systems that keep life in balance on Earth are created and perpetuated by […]

September 29th