Tag: family health

Home Safe

Due to a certain amount of media coverage over the last few years more people are becoming aware of the problems that certain food additives and ingredients in cosmetics can cause; and so we read labels to avoid the nasties. … Continue reading

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Is your drycleaner a health hazard?

Posted on 16 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Have you found yourself driving home in the car, having just picked up freshly dry cleaned garments, desperately winding down the windows in order to breath or relieve a headache?

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Sunshine good for health

Posted on 15 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Vitamin D deficiency is a common health complaint for many people, even when they live in a sun-drenched country such as Australia. Vitamin D deficiency has become such a problem that doctors are now recommending an annual test and supplementation … Continue reading

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Most skincare chemicals were first developed for industrial use

Posted on 14 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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In the six years since Bill first wrote this, not much has changed except we, as consumers, are becoming better informed and our range of choices has expanded.

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Breathing wellness

Posted on 7 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Do you know that every day you take over 21,000 breaths? That is 21,000 opportunities for toxic chemicals in the environment to enter your body ‚Äì 21,000 times your body has to cope with a potential chemical load that is … Continue reading

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A cleaner school environment

Posted on 2 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Have you ever checked what cleaning chemicals your children’s school routinely uses to clean classrooms, toilets and general traffic areas? Large cleaning tasks such as public buildings and, of course, schools often use strong, chemical-laden cleaning products for an efficient … Continue reading

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Low fire danger clothing may be high chemical danger clothing

Posted on 1 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Many products in your home will have been treated with a flame retardant chemical. Everything from mattresses to DVD players, pillows, clothes, furniture and even televisions may have been treated with these flame retardant chemicals in the production process and … Continue reading

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The problem with fabric softener

Posted on 26 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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It’s always a red flag for me when I read an ingredients label and it contains warnings such as ‘Use only in well ventilated room’, ‘Harmful if swallowed’ and ‘Seek poisons advice’.

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Why wash produce?

Posted on 25 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Whether you are buying conventional produce or organic, it is important to thoroughly wash all fruit and vegetables before you prepare or consume.

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Cooking at home helps manage chemical exposure

Posted on 23 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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There is no doubt that cooking at home gives you the best possible control over chemicals and additives in your diet. But occasionally it’s fun to go out to eat and, when we do, we are a little at the … Continue reading

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