Everyday Toxins In Your Home

What is Your Body's Chemical Burden?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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Vickie Memmer

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  1. How To Make A Creamy  Non-Toxic Soft Scrub
    04 Jun, 2016
    How To Make A Creamy Non-Toxic Soft Scrub
    You Asked For the How To... Here are the Ingredience Needed: 1each, 1pound box of Baking Soda ½ cup Castile Soap (I use Dr. Bronner’s  *SAL SUDS biodegradable cleaner) 4 t. vegetable glycerine * This product is stronger than the regular Dr. Bronner’s and it has “pure essential oils from fir and spruce” so it even smells powerful. All of the ingredience are available locally. My cost to make this product were under $3 (buying local) and it made two cups. I love, love, love this soft scrub for
  2. Tip 3: Skip The Non-stick - Avoid the Dangers of Teflon
    31 Aug, 2016
    Tip 3: Skip The Non-stick - Avoid the Dangers of Teflon
    Have you ever heard of the "Teflon Flu"? When you heat non-stick pans, toxic fumes from the Teflon chemical are released and can cause people to develop flu-like symptoms known as Polymer fume fever or Teflon Flu. Non-stick surfaces are metal pans coated with a synthetic polymer called polytetrafluoroetheylene (PTFE), also known as Teflon, a DuPont brand trademark. Manufacturers' labels often warn consumers to avoid high heat when cooking on Teflon. But the Environmental Working
  3. Tell The FDA You Want Phthlates Out Of Your Food Supply- Sign the Petition Here
    03 Aug, 2016
    Tell The FDA You Want Phthlates Out Of Your Food Supply- Sign the Petition Here
    In the last two posts, I have been talking about Phthlates, a group of toxic chemicals that can leach into your food from plastic containers. Currently the FDA classifies this group of endocrine disrupting "plasticizer" chemicals, that are commonly found in food handling equipment and food packaging, as a food additive. New research found these chemicals are now present in foods, especially those high in fat like meat, dairy, and oils.  Many organizations have petitioned the FDA to ban this