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Top 10 Ways to Avoid BPA
Friday, 18 May, 2012 – 8:09 | One Comment
Top 10 Ways to Avoid BPA

Eliminate BPA from your life with these alternatives.
Many plastic items—#7 polycarbonate bottles (including baby bottles), microwave ovenware, eating utensils, as well as the plastic lining inside metal cans—are made with bisphenol A (BPA). Many studies …

Toxic Carpet Solution? Green Quest #4
Thursday, 21 Oct, 2010 – 11:32 | 2 Comments
Toxic Carpet Solution? Green Quest #4

If you have a new(ish) carpet and the smell is bothering you, what is the best solution?
Carpeting is a sinkhole of allergens and toxins, and factor in many cases of indoor air pollution and irritants. …

Toxic Teeth – BPA Dental Bonding
Wednesday, 3 Mar, 2010 – 13:45 | Comments Off on Toxic Teeth – BPA Dental Bonding
Toxic Teeth – BPA Dental Bonding

After having dental bonding on her three front teeth, Sally felt as if she was in chronic PMS. This symptom would have been easily dismissed as such, but she was in post-menopause. Aware that the …

Seal out Formaldehyde – AFM Safecoat Products
Monday, 11 Jan, 2010 – 11:14 | 2 Comments
Seal out Formaldehyde – AFM Safecoat Products

Particleboard and other composit wood products are almost always made with formaldehyde and the chemical never outgasses fully because formaldehyde is structurally part of the final “wood” product.
Common reactions to short-term exposure to formaldehyde …

Tip Top Toxics Advocacy — Detox Diva
Monday, 7 Dec, 2009 – 6:46 | 2 Comments
Tip Top Toxics Advocacy — Detox Diva

If you have seen a Shoppers’ Guide to Pesticides, or heard about Skin Deep, the cosmetic database that reveals the toxics in your lipstick or shampoo, then you have heard about the work of the …

BPA in the Trash Vortex – Eco-Fail
Tuesday, 10 Nov, 2009 – 8:48 | Comments Off on BPA in the Trash Vortex – Eco-Fail
BPA in the Trash Vortex – Eco-Fail

The trash vortex in the Pacific ocean is bad enough without imagining all the endocrine disrupting chemicals from the plastics, such as bisphenol A (BPA) and phthlates! I don’t know why Nicholas Krostof’s …

Teflon and Your Cholesterol – 10 Minute Detox Action
Sunday, 8 Nov, 2009 – 13:18 | One Comment
Teflon and Your Cholesterol – 10 Minute Detox Action

PFCs, or polyfluoroalkyl chemicals are everywhere — from Teflon pans to stain resistant carpeting and take-out food containers. A new study shows a strong association between these chemicals and increased human cholesterol levels.
Learn more …

Food Cans So Not Good – Detox Diva
Wednesday, 4 Nov, 2009 – 10:24 | One Comment
Food Cans So Not Good – Detox Diva

A new test conducted for Consumer Reports magazine found bisphenol A (BPA) leaching into food from nearly all cans, including those marked “BPA-free” and “organic.” Nearly every can tested contained bisphenol A, a plasticizing ingredient …

“Pretty Scary” Face Paint – Detox Diva
Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2009 – 9:00 | One Comment
“Pretty Scary” Face Paint – Detox Diva

A new report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, “Pretty Scary, reveals that some children’s face paints contain lead, a neurotoxin, as well as nickel, cobalt and chromium, which can cause lifelong skin sensitization and …

Flea Collars Free of Carbaryl by 2010- Eco-Win
Thursday, 22 Oct, 2009 – 19:09 | Comments Off on Flea Collars Free of Carbaryl by 2010- Eco-Win
Flea Collars Free of Carbaryl by 2010- Eco-Win

The EPA announced that all flea collars will be free of the pesticide carbaryl by September 2010. The action came in response to a 2005 petition by the Natural Resources Defense Council requesting that the …