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5 Reasons To Switch To Natural Fiber Clothing. When buying clothes, I used to consider the following four points: appearance, comfort, size and price.

5 Reasons To Switch To Natural Fiber Clothing

I never considered the fabric of the clothing – as long as it fit my style, body and bank account balance, I was a happy camper. Recently, I’ve added one more condition that my clothes must meet: they must be made of natural fiber such as cotton, linen, wool or silk. On my journey to a natural lifestyle in order to holistically address my autoimmune disease, I’ve adjusted many aspects of my life including my diet, my skin/hair/body care products, supplements, the quality of my drinking/bathing water and even my mattress. The Non-Toxic Bedroom Checklist. Your bedroom should be a place of peace, relaxation and comfort to support restorative sleep.

The Non-Toxic Bedroom Checklist

If you want to support all aspects of healthy sleep, it’s essential to consider the sources of toxins in your bedroom. I believe the bedroom is the most important room in the house to detoxify. Why Night Lights Aren't Healthy for Kids Sleep. Amazon. F.lux: software to make your life better. I Called the Health Department on My Own Kids. Parenting is hard stuff.

I Called the Health Department on My Own Kids

Balancing baby’s needs and new mommy’s needs is hard, figuring out when to start feeding solid food and what kind is hard, watching a child get sick is hard. Is BPS the New Mystery Chemical in BPA-free Plastic Food Containers and Cans? Choosing a Safer Shower Curtain for your Bathroom. BPA, PVC and Phthalate Free Toothbrush Guide. For the last two months the number one search term entered by our readers has been “toothbrush,” so we set out to locate BPA, PVC and Phthalate-free toothbrushes for the whole family.

BPA, PVC and Phthalate Free Toothbrush Guide

We were pleasantly surprised in many cases, and of course disappointed at the same time by the number of companies that wouldn’t even respond. Protect Your Child from Chemical Fumes with Mattress Wrapping. A List of Methods for a Non-disposable, Low Waste Life. Part 1: The Kitchen. So, sometimes when I'm reading other people's blogs, I come across a sustainable or environmental choice they've made that has a significant impact on consumption but which I've never thought of.

A List of Methods for a Non-disposable, Low Waste Life. Part 1: The Kitchen

This is how I felt when I came across cloth menstrual pads. Thinking About Plastic Reusable Canning Jar Lids. Stop SIDS Now: Success of Mattress Wrapping. Mattress-wrapping for crib death prevention, which has been publicized in New Zealand since 1995, has had a 100% success rate.

Stop SIDS Now: Success of Mattress Wrapping

About 800 crib deaths occurred in New Zealand during the years 1995 to 2005 inclusive, but there has been no reported crib death among the very large number of babies who have slept on mattresses wrapped in accordance with the BabeSafe mattress-wrapping protocol. New Zealand crib death rates have fallen markedly since mattress-wrapping commenced. From 1994 to 2005 the nationwide crib death rate fell by 70%. The reduction in the Pakeha (European) ethnic crib death rate over the same period was even greater: about 85%. These major reductions in crib death rates cannot be attributed to the crib death prevention advice publicized by the New Zealand Ministry of Health or the New Zealand Cot Death Association. 10 tips to improve the air quality in your home. Farming and Water - Tapped: World Water Week. Study Finds Eating Naked Lowers BPA Levels by 60 Percent. Our suspicions about the health of eating naked have been undoubtedly confirmed by our friends at the Breast Cancer Fund.

Study Finds Eating Naked Lowers BPA Levels by 60 Percent

They conducted a landmark study in humans with the help of the Silent Spring Institute over a two year period. They asked, and answered, some looming questions about BPA and phthalates in food packaging. For three days, each family ate only fresh food, no cans or plastic packaging. The effect was shocking! Who’d have guessed that their BPA levels could ever drop a whopping 60 percent in such a short time frame? Eating Naked is the Only Way to Go Wow! Tips for Reducing Your Exposure Quickly We’ve been singing this song for quite a while, so we gathered all of our favorite tips for decreasing your exposure to hormone mimicking chemicals in food: Take Action for a Long-term Solution Take a stand with us and the Breast Cancer Fund to push America’s top canned food manufacturers get rid of BPA in their products to protect our health.

Titanium Dioxide Classified as Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans. Titanium dioxide has recently been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as an IARC Group 2B carcinogen ''possibly carcinogen to humans''.

Titanium Dioxide Classified as Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans

Titanium dioxide accounts for 70% of the total production volume of pigments worldwide. It is widely used to provide whiteness and opacity to products such as paints, plastics, papers, inks, foods, and toothpastes. It is also used in cosmetic and skin care products, and it is present in almost every sunblock, where it helps protect the skin from ultraviolet light. With such widespread use of titanium dioxide, it is important to understand that the IARC conclusions are based on very specific evidence. This evidence showed that high concentrations of pigment-grade (powdered) and ultrafine titanium dioxide dust caused respiratory tract cancer in rats exposed by inhalation and intratracheal instillation*. FDA Continues to Study BPA. Get Consumer Updates by E-mail Consumer Updates RSS Feed Share copies of this article (229 KB) En Espanol On this page It stands for Bisphenol A.

FDA Continues to Study BPA

The Food and Drug Administration’s assessment is that the scientific evidence at this time does not suggest that the very low levels of human exposure to BPA through the diet are unsafe. The agency has performed extensive research on BPA, has reviewed hundreds of other studies, and is continuing to address questions and potential concerns raised by certain studies.

FDA scientists have also recently determined that exposure to BPA through foods for infants is much less than had been previously believed and that the trace amounts of the chemical that enter the body, whether it’s an adult or a child, are rapidly metabolized and eliminated. BPA (poison) Found In Canned Foods ! Bisphenol A (BPA) Contaminating Our Food. Get Rid of Ants Quickly, Easily and Naturally - Quick and Easy Cheap and HealthyQuick and Easy Cheap and Healthy. I know you want to raise your family as healthfully as you can... but it seems like you're hindered at every turn!

Get Rid of Ants Quickly, Easily and Naturally - Quick and Easy Cheap and HealthyQuick and Easy Cheap and Healthy

I've got a great, absolutely FREE resource that will inspire you with all kinds of ideas from bloggers all over the internet to help you make a healthier home for your family. Simply subscribe to my weekly newsletter and you'll receive this complimentary resource directly in your inbox! Just ask my husband, or anyone who knows me, really. I HATE BUGS. Now, as long as they stay outside where God put them, I am happy to let them live in peace. BPA-freedentalsealantlist.