The holidays will soon come sweeping into every home with good food, family visits, and festivities of all kinds. As you set out to deck the halls, however, remember to be conscious of the materials and foods you bring into the home. Many of the usual holiday decorations, feasts, and sweet-smelling candles can introduce toxins and other unhealthy elements into your home.
The leaves are starting to turn, and you know what that means; dinner parties, holidays, and family visits. With summer vacations out of the way and children back in school, it's the perfect time to refresh and refurbish the interior decor. Before heading to your closest department store, however, give some thought to your decor materials and methods. Are you choosing nontoxic materials and sustainable alternatives?
People worry about a lot of things - crime, air pollution, exposure to toxins, processed foods, and the list goes on. Despite the laundry list of concerns that people find to worry about, most people feel secure in their own homes. But what if your home is not the healthy haven you thought it to be?
A clean home is a happy home. It's not just an old wives' tale your grandmother taught you; this is an idea proven by science! Various studies show that people who live in a clean home are more likely to be happy, productive, calm, in good shape, and well-rested. Keep in mind, however, that the indoor air contamination of chemical-based cleaners will do nothing for your health. Instead, opt for the all-natural tips and tricks shown below to make your home feel happier as spring comes into full bloom.
It happens to the best of us. Parents work tirelessly to keep a clean and healthy home, only to discover that parasites have come home with their child; a particular type of vermin that is contagious.
Many of us who are trying to reduce our carbon footprint have found ways to reduce our use of gasoline, plastic bags, and other petroleum-based products. But did you know that most, if not all, of your standard skincare and cosmetic products contain petrochemicals? Moreover, petroleum is not only unhealthy for the environment; it poses a risk for your skin too.
The health of marine life and residents in large areas of the Gulf of Mexico continues to decline from the on-going toxic contamination of BP's oil blowout disaster. As reported earlier, the poisonous dispersant used causes genetic mutations. With millions of gallons now in Gulf waters, fishermen are commonly catching shrimp with no eyes and, sadly, a new photo was posted yesterday of a dead baby dolphin with no eyes washed up on the beach.
Composting has various advantages and one of which is keeping garbage out of the dumps. Composing decreases the amount of garbage bags that you send to the landfill.