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  • Synthetic Dyes vs. Natural Dyes for Textiles

    Color is a beautiful thing. In fact, this concept is infused into many of our languages. For example, the word 'red' in Russian, ‘krasnyj’, is related to the word ‘krasivyj’, meaning ‘beautiful’. Without color, our world would be dull and lifeless. Humans have used dyes from plants, tree bark, and insects for thousands of years to decorate pottery and textiles in order to bring life into them.

  • Creating A Healthy Nursery: The Basics

    Why is this important? Babies have developing immune systems that are more vulnerable to the negative impacts of poor indoor air quality. Babies breathe at a faster rate than adults, with an increased intake of toxins in relation to their body weight.

  • The Bedroom – Healthy Air, Healthy Sleeping

    There’s more to healthy air than having it free of chemical pollutants and low in dust.  Healthy air should contain charged particles just the way Mother Nature makes it.  These charged particles are called ions.
  • Steps You Can Take For A 'Healthier' Car

    Avoid using car fresheners that contain ‘fragrances’, ‘perfumes’ or ‘fresh scents’. These are many chemicals combined that do not need to be listed for ingredients. 
  • What’s REALLY in That Can of Paint?

    Just about every surface you can think of gets coated– floors, walls, counter & table surfaces, fabrics & furniture, cars, covers, packaging, toys, phones, electronics, the list goes on and on. 
  • First Steps To Take For A Healthier Home

    Check labels of your household cleaners – avoid products containing volatile gases like ammonia or chlorine, formaldehyde, phosphate-containing detergents, lye, sodium hypochlorite, chemicals labeled ‘anti-bacterial’ using chemicals like triclosan.
  • 20 Chemicals to Avoid

    FORMALDEHYDE
    Highly toxic, known carcinogen found in building materials, foams & furniture, air fresheners, mold & mildew cleaners, synthetic carpets, permanent press draperies, bubble bath.
  • What To Think About When Reading A Label

    Check the Ingredients.
    The fewer ingredients listed and mixing together the better. If you understand what they are, the safer the product probably is.
  • The Healthy Home Office

    Whether away or in your home now, it is important to keep air quality as fresh as possible in spaces where you spend so much time. Keep work surfaces and equipment that you touch as clean as possible and free of toxic chemicals.