Hey, Who You Callin’ a Weed?

Hey, Who You Callin’ a Weed? One of the most exciting and interesting aspects of green living is an avoidance of all those lethal chemicals we once put on our lawns to make them grow, remove weeds, or otherwise cause grass – already a perfectly green product – to behave in ways Nature never intended. … Continue reading

It’s that time of year again

It’s that time of year again. Spring break is just around the corner and your kids are excited about the idea of free time away from school. But when the big event finally occurs, it seldom takes more than three days before they start whining, “Ma, there’s nothing to d-o-o-o!” Ah, I remember it well. … Continue reading

Toxic Toys

It’s that time of year again. Spring break is just around the corner and your kids are excited about the idea of free time away from school. But when the big event finally occurs, it seldom takes more than three days before they start whining, “Ma, there’s nothing to d-o-o-o!” Ah, I remember it well. … Continue reading

The Other Pollution

Amidst your day you will come across a variety of unfortunate pollution at any given time. It seems to be everywhere although it is good to know that more and more people are recognizing and attempting to reverse it. There is, however, the other pollution that many people may be unaware of. It is noise … Continue reading

Should We Be Locking Up Lead?

Should We Be Locking Up Lead? Most people are aware that the heavy metal lead can build up in the human body and cause serious health problems. These cumulative exposures are most debilitating among infants and children under the age of six who – by virtue of their smaller size and rate of growth – … Continue reading

Why Going Non-Toxic in Your Home is Essential

Why Going Non-Toxic in Your Home is Essential Your home may very well be a den of toxicity. From chlorine bleach to ammonia sprays it is no wonder the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in 2009 that, “Unintentional poisoning was second only to motor vehicle crashes as a cause of unintentional injury … Continue reading

What you need to know about lead in holiday lights

What you need to know about lead in holiday lights News media company CNN recently completed a study which shows that four ordinary brands of Christmas lights exhibit lead levels that are high enough to present a danger to children. This level, found on the surfaces of light strings via an industry standard called a … Continue reading

Are you Health Sensitive?

Are you Health Sensitive? Many causes of various health sensitivities can often be related to such things as cleaning and beauty products, compromised air and water quality, volatile organic compounds found in many home paints and carpets as well as a barrage of fragrances found in perfumes, candles and more. You may be health sensitive … Continue reading

Green Car Care Tips

Green Car Care Tips If you drive a car on a regular basis chances are it is like a second home. Even if you are only in one occasionally it can sometimes seem like a little cone of silence. Therefore, why not treat your car experience like you are hopefully treating your daily living experience, … Continue reading

How Hazardous is Chlorine?

How Hazardous is Chlorine? 18th Century Swedish chemist, Carl Wilhelm Sheele discovered chlorine, French scientist Claude Bertholiet turned the compound into a bleaching agent and Scottish Chemist, Charles Tennant first produced the formula into a bleaching powder. Since then it has been used in virtually everything that surrounds modern societies today. Household cleaners, vinyl, plastics, … Continue reading