Author’s Blog
6th Feb

2018

For quite a few years now, the lighting industry has been trying to develop more energy efficient lighting. First they rolled out compact fluorescent bulbs, but they contained mercury and quickly became a toxics nightmare, both for ...

4th Oct

2017

I’m talking about chemicals that are found in many of our furnishings, cookware, food packaging, outdoor clothing and cosmetics, even dental floss! They are called highly fluorinated chemicals with names like Teflon, PFASs, PFCs, C8 ...

15th Jun

2017

Have you ever passed someone on the street and smelled the scents coming off their clothes and their bodies? Do you feel light-headed, nauseated or headachy, or can you actually “taste” the scent when someone is wearing perfume, a ...

1st May

2017

It’s officially spring! With the flowers blooming and the weather getting warmer, this time of year is all about starting fresh. In that spirit, we traditionally set aside some time to organize our homes and give everything a ...

8th Mar

2017

Have you been following the fight to get labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs)? As “right to know” fights go, the public comment response has been pretty impressive. The law was passed by Congress last year, but those of us ...

16th Sep

2016

28th Jul

2016

It’s summertime, school is over, and we are spending many more hours outdoors. The hotter days make us thirsty, and kids sometimes use the backyard garden hose for a drink, especially if it is lying around to fill pools and other ...

11th Jul

2016

Okay, bear with me. I haven’t written a blog or a recipe in a while, so I will attempt to do both here! I have two wonderful grown daughters who are both mothers of young children. When my oldest had the only children in the family, ...

18th Apr

2016