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Many pet lovers know the annoyance of getting rid of flea infestations. There are a number of natural remedies that can help alleviate this situation.
Flea collars are popular because they take away the worry and hassle of having to deal with the issue. But these handy items contain toxic chemicals that could be putting us and our pets at risk.
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The idea of using solar power for energy is gaining traction in a wide variety of industries. The auto industry may have been a bit slow to the party but it seems that at least one brand has its eye on the future.
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For many, the days of hanging clothes out on clotheslines to dry isn’t an option. It’s currently popular for clean clothes to smell like something – ostensibly as fresh sunshine or mountain streams. But it takes lots of chemicals to get that artificial scent you love.
Woolzies dryer balls are a better, greener alternative.
The Environmental Working Group – known for their ratings on popular sunscreens and for raising awareness about pesticides on produce and chemicals in cosmetics – has just released its new Guide to Bug Repellents.
Having read through it, it features some surprises and some useful advice. You’ll want to look through all the pages to learn what will work for you and your family. And, as they say, not everything works the same for everyone, so decide which repellent will be a good fit for you.
Good to know that the EWG is looking out for consumers. Now if the EPA and the FDA would only meet the same high standards.
Winter’s finally here with a vengeance. Being prepared for what’s yet to come is key. A relatively new device called the Snow Bully is a great defensive tool for easy snow removal.
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Non-stick cookware has been around since 1938. Since the 1960’s, the technology behind it has pretty much remained the same.
But there’s a dark side to non-stick cookware. Unbeknownst to consumers, it contains two seriously toxic chemicals: PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) and PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid). Classified by the EPA as a “likely human carcinogen,” manufacturers must eliminate their use by 2015.
GreenPan is a non-toxic, healthy, non-stick cookware line that offers a simple, safe alternative.
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Programmable thermostats, while useful, can be incredibly complicated. So much so that around 90 percent of folks that have them don’t program them!
Created to be real energy savers, all the programmable thermostats on the market lost their Energy Star ratings in 2008 because, the EPA said, the devices tended to create consumer confusion and could lead to increased energy use, not savings.
With little fanfare or media coverage, on July 21st the U.S. Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency issued an evaluation of the EPA’s Voluntary Chemical Evaluation Program pilot – and gave the program a thumbs-down. Continue reading
A recent report by Media Matters, the web-based, non-profit watchdog group that analyzes and reports on conservative misinformation in the US media, shows that climate change naysayers are having the biggest say on top TV newscasts.