Category Archives: Environmental Health

How to Save Water in 101 Different Ways From the Ordinary to the Outrageous


You have probably heard of a number of these water saving strategies, but many will probably be new to you. Either way, don’t just read them and say “That’s a great idea.” Pick a few and make them happen at your house.

Six Creepy Things That Are Living in Your Carpet


The carpet in your home is often an expression of your personal style and a source of warmth and comfort. But would you really feel that comfort if you knew what lies beneath the soft and inviting cushion of fibres?

Not Using a Drinking Water Filter


The caliber of our drinking water has been continually falling. Our government has turned a cold shoulder to the problem. They proceed to pour chlorine into our water supply, brush aside industrial pollution, and neglect to address the latest menace to public health: prescription medications oozing in to our water system. Drinking water filters are now a necessary item for all.

Triclosan – Toxic Gender Bender Approved for Widespread Use


I’m no health saint. Every now and then I do something really dumb. It’s rare, but I’ve been known to drink too much wine or beer and even indulge in the occasional cigar. All of these are toxic and as a rogue chemist turned consumer health advocate, I’m not proud of it. But it’s my choice. And that’s the point. Exposing yourself to toxins should be a choice. But modern day society rarely allows this. Many people are unknowingly poisoning themselves with man-made industrial toxins. The gender bender known as triclosan serves as a poignant example – and it makes my toxic indulgences seem as harmless as apple juice.

Don’t Know Why You Feel Tired? Home Pollutants Could Be the Culprit

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Most people spend around 90 percent of their time inside. Even in highly polluted cities, the air quality in your home could be up to 5 times worse than the outdoor air. A 2009 study done in 50 homes in Arizona showed that indoor air contamination has risen in recent years and found 586 chemicals within the homes. If you’ve been feeling tired with no explanation, you may be experiencing the effects of pollution on your health.

Get Rid of Poisons & Toxins in Your Home with House Plants


Indoor pollution can cause a variety of different breathing illnesses such as asthma and other breathing illnesses. This is one of the top leading causes in school absentees and can be fixed. There are a variety of different indoor pollutions such as cigarette smoke, toxic products, paints, spores, and other harmful items that can pollute the air in your home.

Conserve Water at Home


Do You Know These Toxic Substances at Home?

Organic Carpet Cleaners


Using Organic Carpet & Carpet Cleaners

Toxic Substances

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Do You Know These Toxic Substances at Home?

Put Allergies to Rest


Toss old bedding and sleepless nights out the window.

Lead Can Be Dangerous

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Lead has long been recognized as a harmful environmental pollutant. There are many ways in which humans are exposed to lead and most of the time we may not even be aware of it

Mold Removal Tips: Complete Guide Against Mold Buildup


Complete Guide Against Mold Buildup

If you think that mold removal is as easy and simple as dusting out your home furniture, then you are completely wrong. Unlike dusts and other particles at home, molds can really bring serious danger to you and your family. Hence, it is necessary that you prevent them from coming to your home in the very first place. However, when time comes that they have already invaded your home, you must quickly act on them. The very first thing you need to do is to take note of different mold removal tips mold removal tips.

The Dangers of Household Garbage

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Reducing the hazardous waste in landfills starts at home.

The Radon Problem

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You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell or taste it, but it may very well be a problem in your home.

Dust Mites in The Home


What are dust mites? Why are they important?

Dangerous Household Poisons

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Sometimes we don’t really think about all the household products that can very dangerous to our health.

Are Your Products Formaldehyde Free?

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For decades formaldehyde was used for the embalming of bodies to preserve them until burial. And while the health risks of formaldehyde has stirred an uproar as to its uses, it is still found in many products today.

Protecting Your Home from Hidden Allergens


Are your allergies out of control? Have you considered the possibility that allergens may be hiding in your home? Most people have no idea that some home products may intensely aggravate skin and respiratory allergies.

Peppermint Offers Safe, Non-toxic Deterrent to Mice

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The scurrying of tiny mice feet on a kitchen floor, or the not-so-subtle droppings in the corner of the living room are enough to make even the most unflappable homeowners shudder and launch into a frantic search for the mice that have invaded their home.

How Safe is your Water Supply?


Recently, a popular Internet news site published an editorial article about the safety of the public water supply.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


MCS, Toxic Mold,  Sick Building Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Poisonous Pollen

Are Pollens Invading Your Home?


Another allergy season is upon us, and an estimated 50 million to 60 million Americans are or soon will be suffering from upper respiratory symptoms — itchy eyes, runny noses and sneezing — caused by allergic reactions to airborne pollens.

Fluorescent Lamps

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Can Compact Fluorescent Lamps in the Home Impact My Family’s Health?

Mold: The Lurking Fungus


What is mold?

Mold. Often called Mildew, is caused by fungi. Mold is everywhere, inside buildings, houses and outdoors. They spread by spores that travel through the air. Molds sole purpose is to help break down organic matter. There is more than 100,000 species of mold worldwide. Mold is most commonly found where there is dampness, high humidity or decay. The common indoor hideout for mold is in basements and bathrooms.