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    6 Ways to Avoid Parabens

    6 Ways to Avoid Parabens

    You’ve probably heard about parabens. These synthetic compounds are used in a host of products as preservatives to prevent bacteria and fungus growth. They’ve proven effective in doing that. But you may also have heard some of the scary stories that have been circulating for years about these chemicals. Bar soaps are low in moisture and […]

    Pink Is Not Green: Companies That Support Fighting Cancer Should Not Use Chemicals That Cause It

    Pink Is Not Green: Companies That Support Fighting Cancer Should Not Use Chemicals That Cause It

    Everyone remembers the Komen vs Planned Parenthood scandal from a couple years ago, right? To recap: Susan G. Komen for the Cure defunded Planned Parenthood because, in addition to providing breast health services, they also offer—gasp—contraception and abortions. While Komen eventually caved to public pressure and reversed their decision, the damage was done. The scandal […]

    Ice Cream Giant Announces Plans to Stop Using Milk From Cows Treated With Artificial Hormone rBST

    Ice Cream Giant Announces Plans to Stop Using Milk From Cows Treated With Artificial Hormone rBST

    The ice cream giant Breyers announced yesterday it will stop using milk from cows treated with the controversial hormone rBST. The artificial growth hormone, which stands for recombinant bovine somatotropin, is a genetically engineered hormone that farmers inject into cows to increase milk production. It’s controversial because it’s been linked to a slew of health problems in cows, and consequently, humans who […]

    4 Steps to Detoxify Your Kitchen

    4 Steps to Detoxify Your Kitchen

    Most likely, the food industry holds your kitchen hostage. No doubt your cupboards and pantry are filled with ultra-processed fare. Detoxifying your kitchen allows you to escape these shackles and transform your kitchen to a place of wellness. A healthy kitchen provides the foundation for a healthy you. If you make your kitchen a safe […]

    How to Vote With Your Wallet

    How to Vote With Your Wallet

    Is it true that Burt’s Bees—maker of those natural creams and lipsticks—isn’t owned by that avuncular character on the labels but by the industrial giant Clorox? Is the Nestle boycott still on? What is that for again? Do the ice cream mavens Ben and Jerry still support local Vermont dairy farms? Ethical Barcode lets you […]

    Why It’s Important to Test Your Home for Radon

    Why It’s Important to Test Your Home for Radon

    In late January, the BC Lung Association released results of Canada’s largest-ever community-wide home radon testing project, conducted in Castlegar and Prince George, two of B.C.’s radon hot spots. In more than half the Castlegar homes tested, and one-third in Prince George, radon concentrations exceeded Health Canada’s exposure guideline. Radon is a radioactive gas formed […]

    Beyoncé Launches Vegan Meal Delivery Service

    Beyoncé Launches Vegan Meal Delivery Service

    Beyoncé has been a health advocate for several years now. In 2011, she helped First Lady Michelle Obama with her Let’s Move initiative by creating a dance workout video, “Move Your Body.” In her music video, “7/11,” she sports a sweatshirt with the word ‘KALE’ on it. Now the singer has partnered with her trainer, Marco Borges, […]