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Could Your Gel Manicure Leave You with Nerve Damage or Skin Cancer?

Could Your Gel Manicure Leave You with Nerve Damage or Skin Cancer?

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Could Your Gel Manicure Leave You with Nerve Damage or Skin Cancer? I got a very disturbing comment from one of our Cinco Vidas readers a little bit ago. After reading it, I felt really angry that more isn’t done

Toxic Hair Dyes: How to Reduce Your Toxic Exposure at Home and at Your Salon

Toxic Hair Dyes: How to Reduce Your Toxic Exposure at Home and at Your Salon

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Toxic Hair Dyes: How to Reduce Your Toxic Exposure at Home and at Your Salon A lot of people have been asking me about hair care lately, particularly about toxic hair dyes. What’s safe and what’s not? Why should we

Dimethicone: The Truth Behind This Common Cosmetics Ingredient

Dimethicone: The Truth Behind This Common Cosmetics Ingredient

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Dimethicone: The Truth Behind This Common Cosmetics Ingredient You may have seen it on the ingredient list of your shampoo, conditioner, cream, lotion, foundation, or makeup primer—dimethicone. What is this ingredient, and should you avoid it? What is Dimethicone? Dimethicone

3 New Carcinogens Added to Government List: How to Avoid Them

3 New Carcinogens Added to Government List: How to Avoid Them

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3 New Carcinogens Added to Government List: How to Avoid Them Last summer, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) added eight more substances to their list of carcinogens, which now numbers 240 chemicals and biological agents. Their report on June

Toxic Talk: How to Choose Safe Plastics

Toxic Talk: How to Choose Safe Plastics

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Toxic Talk: How to Choose Safe Plastics Seems we’re surrounded by plastics everywhere, doesn’t it? From plastic cups to baby utensils to containers for personal care products, most of us would be hard pressed to get plastic completely out of

Toxic Clean-Up: Houseplants Help Reduce Indoor Air Toxins like Benzene and Formaldehyde

Toxic Clean-Up: Houseplants Help Reduce Indoor Air Toxins like Benzene and Formaldehyde

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Studies have shown that indoor pollution can be worse than outdoor pollution, especially during the winter months when we seal ourselves up inside our houses and apartments. Timothy Buckley, Ph.D., MHS, and associate professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the

Green Your Nursery

Green Your Nursery

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Be a Baby Hugger- Green Your Nursery The phrase “going green” has often been thought of, and often is, about using environmentally sustainable products and having a low carbon footprint.   It’s a hippy-dippy thing right?  Wrong.  Being green is more

Toxic Fumes from Synthetic Perfumes

Toxic Fumes from Synthetic Perfumes

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Did you know that synthetic perfume is made of toxic chemicals that can injure your health? Many of the chemicals in conventional perfumes are the same chemicals in cigarette smoke, and yet there is no regulation of the fragrance industry.

Keep the Change (and the Toxic Receipt)

Keep the Change (and the Toxic Receipt)

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Hormone-disrupting BPA free with purchase I've got a chronic habit of holding onto receipts for the items I buy. Just in case a moment of clarity strikes and I realize I don't need that time-saving gadget or extraneous accessory after

Designing for a New Era

Designing for a New Era

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We are living at the dawn of a New Era, a time in history where we have never had this much access to information and technology as well as native cultures from all regions of the world.     photo

The UnGreen: Take-Out

The UnGreen: Take-Out

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I am not the epitome of eco perfection. While it is my goal, it is not a reality. I wish I could just *bleep* my eco blunders from my life. But I can’t. Nobody, not even No Impact Man, can

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