Nobody LOVES cleaning, but it's a job that we all do. Get your house safely clean this spring by following these tips to make sure you use safer cleaning products for both you and the environment.
Finally the sun is shining in our Pacific Northwest, tempting us outside to soak in its warmth. Before running outdoors you apply a little sunscreen with a high SPF to protect from sunburn and skin cancer. You’re good to go, right? Read on.
Food Fish is some of the healthiest food you can eat, but it’s important to choose wisely. King mackerel, marlin, shark, swordfish, tilefish, tuna steak, striped wild bass, alewife, bluefish, shad, imported wild sturgeon, or weakfish. Wild salmon, sardines, anchovies, Atlantic herring, Dungeness crab, Pacific cod, Alaskan black cod, farmed striped bass, farmed catfish, clams, […]
Lotion, acne wash, cologne, deodorant… young people lather and primp daily with lots of personal care products, resulting in exposure to many combinations of untested and potentially harmful chemicals. Help guide tweens and teens toward safer cosmetics and body care with these tips.
I was curious about making my own eyeliner, but when I looked into DIY and homemade recipes, most were just “put some activated charcoal on a wet brush and apply.” I began to look at how companies produced pencil eyeliners and how that could be recreated at home. I realized early on that this was no simple task! After much research on eyeliner, I discovered these basic things: You need a base for your eyeliner, you need something to help to the pigment go onto skin, you need something that helps that pigment stay on your skin, and you need some fillers and oil.
Doesn’t the government regulate chemicals in cosmetics? I don’t wear makeup or perfume. So, this doesn’t apply to me, right? Are chemicals in cosmetics absorbed through the skin? What is the scoop on phthalates? How can I avoid them? Is it true that some hair dyes contain lead?
Are you buying back-to-school clothing to replace the worn out and the outgrown? Under the Children’s Safe Products Act, toxic metals, phthalates and formaldehyde were reported to the Washington State Department of Ecology by makers and retailers of children’s clothing. While the presence of a chemical does not necessarily mean a product is harmful, read on to learn about the chemicals found in clothing and how to minimize exposure until we know more about the risks.