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Scientists Found Lead in Baby Food. Is it Time to Make Your Own?

Scientists Found Lead in Baby Food. Is it Time to Make Your Own?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 12th, 2017

Concerned about contaminants in baby food? Here are some tips and recipes to help.

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Is Your Sunscreen Safe?

Is Your Sunscreen Safe?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted June 29th, 2017

Many sunscreens contain harmful ingredients and don’t protect you from skin cancer. Here’s what you need to know to safeguard your skin this summer.

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Is Your Fish Dinner on Prozac?

Is Your Fish Dinner on Prozac?

By Stephanie Wood, Posted June 23rd, 2017

Drugs in our drinking water are causing abnormalities in fish and concern in the scientific community. What does this mean for us?

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EPA Rolls Back Plans to Ban Harmful Pesticide

EPA Rolls Back Plans to Ban Harmful Pesticide

By Stephanie Wood, Posted May 23rd, 2017

Despite compelling evidence indicating harm to children, the Environmental Protection Agency has postponed plans to ban chlorpyrifos.

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Is Food Packaging Safe?

Is Food Packaging Safe?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted September 27th, 2016

Healthy food choices can involve more than the food itself. Is food packaging adding unwanted chemicals to our diet?

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Is Artificial Turf Safe for Athletes?

Is Artificial Turf Safe for Athletes?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 5th, 2016

Artificial turf has a lot of advantages — but do the benefits outweigh the health risks?

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The Health Benefits of Getting Dirty

The Health Benefits of Getting Dirty

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted May 31st, 2016

Some of the most powerful health benefits of gardening may come from our contact with the soil itself.

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Organic Meat and Milk Contain More Omega-3s

Organic Meat and Milk Contain More Omega-3s

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted March 29th, 2016

Researchers found that organic milk and meat contained over 50% more omega-3s than their conventional counterparts.

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Should We Be Eating Insects?

Should We Be Eating Insects?

By Shannon Cowan, Posted January 28th, 2016

More than 80% of the world’s population currently consumes over 1,000 species of insects as part of their regular diet.

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Is Radon an Unseen Hazard in Your Home?

Is Radon an Unseen Hazard in Your Home?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted January 26th, 2016

The EPA estimates that 1 in 15 homes have elevated levels of radon, and that every state in the U.S. has areas suspected to be high in radon.

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The World Needs More Vegetarians. Is Fake Meat the Answer?

The World Needs More Vegetarians. Is Fake Meat the Answer?

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted October 13th, 2015

A new crop of vegetable-based meat replacements is helping people eat less meat.

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How to Reduce Lead Hazards in Your Home

How to Reduce Lead Hazards in Your Home

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted September 10th, 2015

Exposure to lead can have serious health effects. Here’s how to protect yourself and your family.

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If Ogunquit Can Quit Pesticides, So Can We

If Ogunquit Can Quit Pesticides, So Can We

By Eartheasy, Posted March 31st, 2015

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

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Stop Killing the Microbes that Keep Us Healthy: 5 Strategies

Stop Killing the Microbes that Keep Us Healthy: 5 Strategies

By Eartheasy, Posted March 24th, 2015

In the all-out war on germs, we’ve confused our allies with our enemies.

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Systemic Pesticides and Food Health

Systemic Pesticides and Food Health

By Eartheasy, Posted February 3rd, 2015

From the inside out: systemic pesticides are already in our kitchens, changing the food chain and our fragile ecosystem.

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11 Common Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

11 Common Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

By Robin Jacobs, Posted December 4th, 2014

Beyond the standard prenatal food prohibitions, some modern food toxins deserve our concern. Stay informed, trust your instincts, and relax.

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Can Dementia be Prevented by Diet and Lifestyle?

Can Dementia be Prevented by Diet and Lifestyle?

By Robin Jacobs, Posted November 11th, 2014

Protecting ourselves against dementia may mean doing what comes naturally: an active life with whole foods, time in nature, and community engagement.

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6 Unexpected Health Benefits of Gardening

6 Unexpected Health Benefits of Gardening

By Robin Jacobs, Posted September 19th, 2014

Sure, that succulent produce improves your diet by leaps and bounds… But your endless labor of love may also strengthen you in some surprising ways.

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7 Ways to Help Your Child Cope with Climate Change

7 Ways to Help Your Child Cope with Climate Change

By Lissa Cowan, Posted September 4th, 2014

Children are particularly vulnerable to the psychological impacts of climate change.

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Teaching My Child First Aid: 6 Essentials

Teaching My Child First Aid: 6 Essentials

By Robin Jacobs, Eartheasy.com, Posted August 26th, 2014

Learning a few first-aid principles does more than prepare kids for the worst: it also helps them develop their compassion, self-esteem, and sense of purpose.

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