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Avoid Flame Retardant Chemicals

Posted by John on October 12th, 2008

Flame retardant chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, are everywhere; they’re in your computer, toaster, mattress, TV, and sofa. The problem with PBDEs is that they don’t stay in their original place. They end up in household dust, soil, and human breast milk. (They’ve even been found in Arctic seal blubber!) And they accumulate inside our bodies. Continue reading

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10 Easy Pollution Solutions

Posted by John on September 22nd, 2008

Toxins abound in our world. Fortunately, the Environmental Working Group recently released 10 everyday pollution solutions:

1. Use cast iron pans instead of nonstick. Chemicals in Teflon pose many health hazards. Continue reading