Category Archives: Health Issues

Ingredient Spotlight: Parabens

What are Parabens and should they be avoided? Marketing messages loaded with ingredient based buzzwords fill store aisles in the personal care department. There are packaging claims that target consumer desires, like all-natural and hypoallergenic. Or the ones that are … Continue reading

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What Is (your) Sunscreen Made Of?

Category Spotlight: Sunscreen Sunscreen is a $1.85 billion industry in the US. The sun care category is among the fastest growing in skin care overall, supported by growing consumer awareness about the dangers of sun-damaged skin. When choosing a new … Continue reading

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Best Way to Avoid Undisclosed Ingredients? Know Your Scents 

The term “fragrance” as listed on an ingredient label is protected under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act of 1966. Fragrance is still considered a proprietary ingredient, and unfortunately the regulation designed to conceal ingredients from the eyes of competitors … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning? 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Chemicals

Cleaning products are among the most significant sources of exposure to toxic chemicals in the home. Here are 5 easy ways to reduce your exposure while cleaning. Continue reading

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Non Toxic Methods to Clean Your Oven

Ovens get dirty. Sauces bubble, drip and spill over. Crumbs accumulate. Grease spatters everywhere. A well loved, well used oven is also a dirty oven. The easiest thing could be to lock the oven door, turn on the self-cleaning cycle … Continue reading

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Healthy Handwashing

A recent article published by WebMD reported 80% of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch. Good handwashing, then, is still one of the best ways to avoid getting sick. We all know we’re supposed to wash our hands, right? But … Continue reading

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A Healthy Game Plan

Super Bowl Sunday might be the second largest day of food consumption (aside from Thanksgiving), but that doesn’t mean you have to throw your health game plan out the window. Armed with the GoodGuide app on your smartphone, you can … Continue reading

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