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8 Household Cleaning Agents to Avoid

8 Household Cleaning Agents to Avoid | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
A surprising number of the most harmful toxins ever created are found right in our own backyard - indeed, right inside your mop closet.
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Tips To Help You "Go Green" - Seaside Courier

Tips To Help You "Go Green" - Seaside Courier | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
Tips To Help You "Go Green"
Seaside Courier
Using high-efficiency appliances in your home, such as the Energy Star Qualified Front Load Washer and the Electric Dryer with Efficiency Monitor from Amana, can help you save some green while going green.
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indoor air pollution | 11 Hidden Sources of Indoor Air Pollution | Rodale News

indoor air pollution | 11 Hidden Sources of Indoor Air Pollution | Rodale News | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
The air inside your home could be making you sick...here's how to evict that major indoor air polluters from you home!
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Pet column: Pet cancer awareness can prevent heartbreak - Tahoe Daily Tribune

Pet column: Pet cancer awareness can prevent heartbreak - Tahoe Daily Tribune | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
Pet column: Pet cancer awareness can prevent heartbreak
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Pets who live in households with smokers should be health checked regularly. Mouth cancer can be discovered during dental checks.
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Air pollution link to early childhood pneumonia - News-Medical.net

Air pollution link to early childhood pneumonia - News-Medical.net | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
Air pollution link to early childhood pneumonia News-Medical.net Joachim Heinrisch (German Research Centre for Environmental Health, Munich) and colleagues analyzed data from 10 birth cohorts, as part of the European Study of Cohorts of Air...

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Cleaning up inside - People's Daily Online

Cleaning up inside - People's Daily Online | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
Cleaning up inside People's Daily Online With no sign that these measures could decrease the smog any time soon, many residents have started paying attention to the indoor air quality, as they usually spend up to 70 percent of their time either at...
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Going Green as a Family: How to Get Your Children to Care ab ...

Going Green as a Family: How to Get Your Children to Care ab ... | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
Small changes can lead to big results. If you and your family commit yourselves to living a green life, you can make a difference for future generations. It is surprising easy to help children understand more about the Earth and ...
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"Teach your children well"

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Smoking bad for your health and your wealth, Wiltshire survey shows - The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald

Smoking bad for your health and your wealth, Wiltshire survey shows - The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
Smoking bad for your health and your wealth, Wiltshire survey shows The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald "Invisible to the naked eye, these toxins can harm the health of families and in particular very young children with their developing immune...
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Do you smoke?  Why? 

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Common Household Chemicals Linked to Human Disease - Mercola

Common Household Chemicals Linked to Human Disease - Mercola | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
Cleaning that up can go a long way to reduce your toxic load, and hence decrease your risk of chemical-induced health problems. The costs of inaction and not regulating and removing these pernicious toxins from our lives ...
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Watch out for BPA-free products containing BPS. Read more to find out why. #thehealthyhome

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Read This Before You Use Cleaning Products | Checks and Spots

Read This Before You Use Cleaning Products | Checks and Spots | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
Dedicated to checking out and spotting fashion, beauty, lifestyle and design to inspire and amuse.
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Causes of indoor air pollution and ways to reduce it - by B. Leslie Baird - Helium

When people think about air pollution, big cities with large factories and crowded streets are usually the first thing that come to mind. However,..., B.
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Tips For Reducing Everyday Exposures To Toxins - Toilet Paper

http://amzn.to/X0SSRS Click to download Natural Body Detox for more tips and ideas on reducing your daily exposures to possibly harmful chemicals as well as ...
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9 Ways to Green Your Summer Road Trip - Earth911.com

9 Ways to Green Your Summer Road Trip - Earth911.com | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
As Memorial Day approaches, engines rev across the country in anticipation of summer road trips — fun, yes, but not exactly eco-friendly.
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Is it time for a road trip?  Pay attention to these tips on staying healthy and green even on vacation. 

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Stay healthy and #green on your summer roadtrip!

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How to Purify Indoor Air Naturally

How to Purify Indoor Air Naturally | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
During long periods of cold or inclement weather, it can be challenging to maintain good indoor air quality.
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and having beautiful plants around the house makes it a home.

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Green Looks Good on Kent & Robin Thomas

Green Looks Good on Kent & Robin Thomas | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
Kent & Robin Thomas, of Chapel Hill, N.C., recently renovated their home to "go green" and make it more energy efficient for years to come.
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What a project!  We always wanted to have an top energy efficient home that had excellent air quality, too.  We love it!

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Generation Toxic - OnEarth Magazine

Generation Toxic - OnEarth Magazine | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
OnEarth Magazine Generation Toxic OnEarth Magazine Every day, America's pregnant women and young children are exposed to a trifecta of suspected neurotoxicants in the form of pesticides (mostly via food and water but also home, lawn, and farm...
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Children are not just small adults. They take up toxins much more easily and are "hands on" in so many ways... 

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What causes of Indoor Air Pollution and how can it be Reduced by B. Leslie Baird | Living Space 360

What causes of Indoor Air Pollution and how can it be Reduced by B. Leslie Baird | Living Space 360 | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
When people think about air pollution, big cities with large factories and crowded streets are usually the first thing that come to mind.
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Indoor air quality threatened by the hidden danger of VOCs | Extract All

Indoor air quality threatened by the hidden danger of VOCs | Extract All | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
While smoke and fumes are easily pinpointed as a cause of poor indoor air quality, there is a hidden danger that building occupants and workers might not be aware of and it could be inadvertently affecting their health.
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When It Pays to Go Green - TIME

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When It Pays to Go Green
TIME
If you've been thinking about going green, join the club. It typically costs a bit more to shop organic or buy environmentally friendly products, but millions of Americans are doing so.
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Tips to improve your indoor air quality - ScoopSanDiego.com

Tips to improve your indoor air quality - ScoopSanDiego.com | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
Tips to improve your indoor air quality
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(BPT) - You pride yourself on keeping a clean home. The laundry is washed, the dishes are dry and the den where the children built their pillow fort has been restored to sanity.
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Toxic plastic

A talk with Laura Vandenberg, expert on Bisphenol A, about how chemicals are causing diseases
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Beware that many manufacturers have simply replaced BPA with bisphenyl-S (BPS), an equally toxic chemical. Studies now show BPS is showing up in human urine concentrations at levels similar to those of BPA--an indication that manufacturers are simply switching one for the other, while still being able to advertise their products as "BPA-free." 

 

The chemical estrogenic activity of BPS is comparable to estradiol, the most potent human estrogen. It was also found to be capable of enhancing estradiol-mediated cell signaling, making it a particularly potent endocrine disruptor. Furthermore, BPS can induce apoptosis (cell death) and interfere with cellular secretion of prolactin (PRL)—a hormone that regulates hundreds of biological functions, including metabolism, reproduction and lactation.

 

 

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Recycled

Recycled | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
72 Uses For Simple Household Products To Save Money & Avoid Toxins (72 Uses For Simple Household Products To Save Money & Avoid Toxins http://t.co/gL80OIdyYv)...
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7 Ways To Reduce Air Pollution In Your Home And City - Medical Daily

7 Ways To Reduce Air Pollution In Your Home And City - Medical Daily | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
7 Ways To Reduce Air Pollution In Your Home And City
Medical Daily
Tagsair pollution, household air pollution, air quality, lung cancer, heart failure.
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Twitter / qualityairhvac: Eucalyptus and other houseplants ...

Twitter / qualityairhvac: Eucalyptus and other houseplants ... | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
Eucalyptus and other houseplants are a natural way to fight indoor air pollution. Bring some home to breathe easier! http://t.co/EZ1FlV5XbL
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Going Green 101: Getting Started

Going Green 101: Getting Started | The Healthy Home | Scoop.it
Are you looking to go green but don't know where to start? Learn a few important steps and tips to get yourself off on the right foot.
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