The truth about human chemical exposure

Every day we eat, drink and breathe in chemicals.  We come in contact with them in our jobs, homes and community.  They’re everywhere and they’re practically unavoidable.  These chemicals don’t just hang passively around us.  They infiltrate our body and they build up in our blood and urine.  In this post we cover chemical exposure in humans and how you can best reduce your toxic load in your own home.

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Chemicals in Cosmetics: are your personal care products toxic?

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of your body? Well it is, and in some areas it can absorb up to 100% of the ingredients you apply to it. Unfortunately, many cosmetic and personal care ingredients are far from wholesome.  They can include a range of synthetic chemicals that are downright toxic!  Such pollutants in the body are potential hormone disruptors and have been linked to a range of health problems including developmental delays, reproductive system issues, low birthweights and behavioural issues.  In this article you'll learn how to avoid the nasty chemicals, where to go for safe cosmetics, and tips for adults and children alike.

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Love pets but have allergies?

Household pets make excellent companions and make us feel happier (yes, there's research to prove it!). But, if you’re one of those people who sneeze merely at the thought of an animal, then keeping pets may be difficult for you.  Here we explore some ideas on how you can reduce the amount of pet allergens in your home.

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Baby Monitors: Are you unwittingly putting your baby at risk?

Your newborn baby is the most precious thing to you in the world.  You wouldn’t dream of putting their health or livelihood at stake, would you?  The unfortunate truth is that many parents are, unwittingly, putting their infant at risk of harmful radiation from standard, widely-available baby monitors.

Read on to find out about the dangers of baby monitors as well as the safest alternatives to safeguard your baby and you.

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