Among the 827,000 plastic water bottles produced in the U.S. in 2006, over three-quarters were discarded as solid waste according to the Government Accountability Office. While continuously using disposable water bottles, long after first purchased, may sound like a harmless solution to steadily growing landfills, on your body it may be another matter. Storage, cleanliness, … [Read more...] about How safe is your plastic water bottle?
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Constantly have itchy eyes, nose and throat? Is it hard to concentrate? Experience dizziness or nausea? You might be suffering from Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). The EPA defines SBS as "situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified." The main … [Read more...] about Houseplants: Nature’s Air Purifier
You probably know quite a bit about outdoor air pollution. We hear air quality ratings on the news. We read about reducing CFCs. We know about problems with smog, ozone, and acid rain. We know it's bad for our health to breathe bad air. But what about indoor pollution? The kind of air pollution that exists inside our own homes? Indoor pollution is not a minor problem … [Read more...] about Do You Know What’s Polluting Your Home?
What's in The Water after Treatment? In America, we enjoy one of the cleanest water drinking supplies in the world, supplied from our many water sources such as rivers, lakes and reservoirs. Contrary to water's pristine view, it can be contaminated by surrounding farms, manufacturers or urban areas. The water we use is passed through municipal water systems or private sources … [Read more...] about Is The Water We Drink Pure?
Using Natural Cleaning Products We had A Hazardous Materials Stockpile in Our Home I’ve been cleaning house since I was 18 years old and on my own. I spent all of my twenties as a bachelor, and kept a nice house so I wouldn’t scare off my guests. All those years I bought household cleaners from the supermarket; the regular commercial stuff like ammonia-based window cleaner, … [Read more...] about Using Natural Cleaning Products