5 Ways to Clean Up Your Car for a Healthier Ride
You’re careful about keeping toxins out of your home, but have you considered your car? Between running errands, commuting to work, and driving kids to appointments and extracurricular activities, we’re spending more time in our cars than ever before. Take these simple steps to keep your car clean and reduce your exposure to automotive contaminants.Read full story
8 Helpful Hints for a Healthy, Chemical-Free Lawn
The ingredients of lawn success – pesticides and fertilizers – were originally developed after World War II to improve farmers’ economic prospects by reducing damage to food crops caused by insects, rodents and disease. These same herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and fertilizers became popular among home gardeners. They did the job quickly and made it easier [...]Read full story
Fast and Natural Ways to Kill Weeds
It’s summer time and the weeds are growing like, um, weeds. Instead of reaching for a toxic chemical that could be harmful to your family or pets, try one of these easy natural ways to kill weeds quick.Read full story
What lies beneath: Toxic Turf under our toes
My kids love the first opportunity of the season to kick off their shoes, peel off their socks, and run around outside with bare feet. I admit, my toes appreciate a little dirt in between them now and then, too, but more and more these days, I am wondering about what lies beneath. Not so [...]Read full story
Pollution Comes Home and Gets Personal
If you would have asked me to draw a picture of pollution fifteen years ago, it would have been something along the lines of a factory with smokestacks billowing and litter strewn around the surrounding grounds. Pollution was outside, over there. I was not a part of it.Read full story
Chemicals Increasingly Linked to Obesity and How You Can Fight Fat
Obesity has become a national epidemic and it is increasingly creeping into the youngest of our population. In fact, an alarming new study reports that 1 in 5 American 4-year-olds is obese, up 300% since the 1980s, and many more are considered seriously overweight. This epidemic has compelled many to predict that our children will [...]Read full story
My Daughter Had Lyme Disease: Was it My Fault?
I spent New Year’s Eve 2007 in the emergency room with my seven year-old daughter. For several days she had been complaining of an achy knee. The day before she had been limping around the house. And by late afternoon on New Year’s Eve, she could barely stand up.Read full story
Do You Stand Up for Your Kids?
Marian Wright Edelman said, “If we don’t stand up for children, we don’t stand for much.” Truly, speaking up for our kids is probably one of the most primal instincts we have, but what exactly does it mean? What is thing called child advocacy?Read full story