We can’t completely avoid toxins in food, but we can learn which ones present genuine danger & which aren’t particularly threatening.
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Need some pointers on how to cut electricity, water, and/or gas use? Identify the toxins in your home? Label food products that contain GMOs? You don’t have to look far: green living tips have become standard content throughout the sustainable blogosphere (including here at sustainablog). Of course, you actually have to implement these tips to […]
No More Business as Usual: Eight Innovations & Opportunities Developing in the Sustainable Fashion Industry
Eco-fashion designers and business owners are completely revamping how they work with one another as well as with those in the ‘fast fashion’ industry. In fact, there are at least eight innovations and opportunities happening in the sustainable fashion industry that you’re sure to notice as you shop your favorite brands.
With so many “natural” and “eco-friendly” alternatives on the market, one would assume it would be easy to dodge harmful chemicals from entering your body, right? Sadly, this is not the case. As more and more companies come out with new personal care and food products, more eco-experts are finding them to be green-washed and full of harmful chemicals.
Does your location play into your likelihood of developing cancer? This infographic shows where cancer tends to “cluster” in the United States.
Are you aware that the textile industry is one of the top users and polluters of water? Fiber for one cotton t-shirt requires 713 gallons of water. And traditional wet-dye methods use from seven to 75 gallons of water per pound of fabric. All this adds up to trillions of gallons of water each year […]
From what I read on various blogs and their comment streams, it is obvious that there are a lot of people who are very concerned about toxins in their food and water. Many say they want to live in a “toxin-free world.” Although I would be the first to say that there are some toxins […]
Another week, a lot more coverage of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico… on the upside, looks like we may be getting to the end of one chapter in this saga. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I do hope that we don’t see this story disappearing once the […]
The Environmental Protection Agency states that, “The average adult breathes 13,000 liters of air per day; children breathe 50 percent more air per pound of body weight than adults.” And, because children’s respiratory systems are still developing, they are much more vulnerable to the health dangers of airborne and other pollutants or allergic particles in […]
Make this Easter a Green one. 700 new chemicals are untested for toxicity. Check out the new batch of Alternative Autos.
To prevent toxic runoff from flowing down storm drains and into the rivers or ocean, Washington hopes to ban washing cars in driveways throughout the state. While residents complain that washing cars is a family pastime that they should not be required to give up, officials say that the at-home car wash is too harmful […]