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Can Clutter Up My Weight?

Can Clutter Up My Weight?

February seems to bring out the organizing, aligning, revising side of my personality. Maybe it’s the new year, or maybe it’s the coming of spring – I’m just ready to clear the clutter and move forward! Even in the midst of chaos, the kitchen has always been one place I strive to maintain clean and clear. I was very interested…

Beware of the BPA Substitute

You have likely heard of bisphenol A (BPA), the hormone disrupting chemical found in many plastics. In fact, you may even purchase ‘BPA-free’ plastics in an effort to minimize your exposure to BPA. Many of us do. But you might want to rethink your approach based on some new research. The chemical that manufacturers use to replace BPA is BPS,…

Chemicals in Food Packaging May Be Harmful to Health

You may not think about the chemicals used to produce the wide range of packaging that encases the foods you buy and eat on a regular basis, but it might be time to do so. Environmental scientists warn that these chemicals might be harmful to our health over the long term, according to a study published in the British Medical…

EWGs Dirty Dozen Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is at it again. Famous for their Dirty Dozen list of the top 12 fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides, EWG has a new Dirty Dozen—for hormone-disrupting chemicals. They have compiled a list of the 12 worst endocrine-disrupting chemicals and how to avoid them. Here is the list: Bisphenol A (BPA) Dioxin Atrazine Phthalates…