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I Had My Body Tested for Toxic Chemicals and This is What I Learned

I have to admit, this blog post is a little hard to write. I’ve been working on environmental health issues since 2006 and so as you might expect, I’ve been making good choices about which products I use, avoiding known toxic chemicals where possible. So when I signed up for Silent Spring Institute’s biomonitoring study, I […]

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Look What Happened When I Compared My High School Skin Care Routine to Today

Anyone who spent their formative years growing up in the early ’90s, knows the time we spent pouring over YM magazine, soaking up every new cool hair and beauty product. So as a safe skin care advocate, I thought it would be fun to look at some non-toxic beauty swaps and compare my beloved high […]

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5 Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics and Safer Products that Work

Due to the unregulated nature of the beauty industry, companies can—and do—use chemicals linked to cancer in makeup. The last several years however there has been a rise in companies creating “non-toxic” aka “safer, greener, and cleaner” cosmetics. So how do you understand which products are actually safer? And of those companies, which products actually work? […]

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Scientific Consensus Forms Around Toxicity of Triclosan and Triclocarban

A group of over 200 scientists recently published a consensus statement confirming the toxicity of triclosan and triclocarban, commonly used ingredients in liquid hand soaps and personal care products. The paper was published in the well respected peer reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives earlier this month. You may recognize triclosan and triclocarban, as they have been widely used […]

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Skin Care Line Uses Silk As Its Secret Anti-Aging Weapon

There are a lot of skin care gems nestled away in nature: coconut oil is a favorite for natural beauty enthusiasts. The jambu flowers and marine extracts are known for their powerful rejuvenating properties and are used in leading safer anti-aging skin care products. But it wasn’t until I learned about the work of Silk Therapeutics, […]

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The Simple Way to Plan a Sustainable Wedding

The honest truth is weddings can be a waste intensive, unsustainable business. So what’s the eco-minded couple supposed to do to get started with their magical celebration? A few key considerations early on can help reduce the environmental footprint of your wedding. Planning a sustainable wedding doesn’t have to be a headache, in fact, it can […]

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