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How Clean is “Prewashed” Salad?

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | March 17th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating

It feels like some kind of carnivore orchestrated backlash: All those fruits and vegetables you’ve been told for so long are good for you — well — they’re really the bearers of food borne illnesses that can make you sick! Ugh. It’s enough to make anyone think twice about eating spinach, tomatoes, peanuts and whatever other delicious, vitamin-packed bounty makes the 11:00 news.

How to Eco Your Home Office

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | February 18th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Green Tech, Healthy Home

Whether you’ve designated a nook as your home office or have his-and-her office wings in your estate, there’s probably some semblance of a work portal generating a lot of waste in your abode. Here’s a four-part strategy to cut the trash, pollution and wasted resources generated by your home office.

The Stinky Truth about Fragrance

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | February 12th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Detox, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home

Why is it that on Valentine’s Day – the one holiday that is most obviously all about love – we tend to give gifts that tend to be so un-lovely? You’ve no doubt read about the importance of choosing fair trade chocolate for your Valentine. And we hope you’ve also gotten the memo about sending only organic roses. But now it’s time to also put the kibosh on the final cliché Valentine’s present: perfume.

Compostable Diapers Go from Soiled to Soil

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | February 5th, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Green Living, Healthy Home

picture-2According to the National Association of Diaper Services, more than 18 billion single-use diapers go into the landfill each year and they can take up to 500 years to decompose. Then there’s the issue of the energy and materials that go into making the diapers and the byproducts of bleaching them. Add to that the worries about the chemicals we are exposing our babies to with many popular brands of disposable diapers, and you’ll begin to see the problem.

Green Diapers Go From Soiled to Soil

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | February 4th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living

According to the National Association of Diaper Services, more than 18 billion single-use diapers go into the landfill each year and they can take up to 500 years to decompose. Then there’s the issue of the energy and materials that go into making the diapers and the byproducts of bleaching them. Add to that the worries about the chemicals we are exposing our babies to with many popular brands of disposable diapers, and you’ll begin to see the problem.

Eco- Friendly Computer Cleaning

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | January 14th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Green Living, Green Tech, Healthy Home

Maintaining a clean computer is not just a matter of aesthetics or even hygiene, although both are improved when you do this regularly. A regularly cleaned computer can actually last longer than one that is allowed to fester in dust, crumbs and other debris from your daily work habits. However, one wrong move – too harsh a cleaning product, too wet of a rag – and you’ve got trouble which may drastically shorten the life of your computer. Proceed at your own risk!

The ABCs of Green Keyboard Cleaning

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | January 7th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Green Living, Green Tech, Healthy Home

Look down. Is your keyboard replacing what should be used to catch crumbs, like a plate, a napkin, or, in extreme cases, a bib? Are your keys lined with a dull grey or, even worse, the black residue of fingertip history?

Nontoxic Silver Care

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | December 31st, 2008 | 1 Comment
topic: Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home

Silverware

Conventional silver polish may help you wow your guests with flatware they can see their reflection in, but the polish can contain neurotoxic petroleum distillates, carcinogenic formaldehyde and respiratory-irritant ammonia. Who wants to eat off of that? Here are some easy tips to keep your silver shiny without the toxins.

Don’t put it away

A Guide to Green Air Fresheners

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | December 3rd, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home

Most air fresheners do much more to affect our sense of smell than they do to improve the air itself. More to the point, they can pollute your home with a host of chemicals, including phthalates, which work to prolong the life of fragrance. But phthalates have been linked to hormonal and reproductive developmental problems in kids. Air freshener products also typically contain xylene, which affects the nervous system and naphthalene, a suspected carcinogen.

Clean and Green Bath Toys

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | November 12th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Green Living, Healthy Home

When it comes to bath time, you can’t beat squirting rubber duckies and other toys to keep baby occupied long enough for you to do the sudsing and scrubbing. But, with all the hubbub around baby bottles and other plastic items, it’s important to consider your bath toys.