Tag Archive for toxic chemicals

The Chemicals in Household Dust – and How to Avoid Them

How toxic is your household dust? SustainableSuburbia.net

Did you know that household dust can often contain harmful chemicals including phthalates, pesticides, brominated fire retardants and countless other pollutants tracked in from outdoors, or shed from your inside furnishings and appliances? Indoor pollution is often significantly worse than outdoor. Five things you can do Vacuum regularly using a vacuum cleaner with a hepa filter.…

Is Your Dishwasher Making You Sick?

Dishwasher powder is toxic. Would you eat it? | SustainableSuburbia.net

Did you know that dishwasher powder (or tablets) is likely one of the most toxic items in your house? In America, in a two year period, 14,000 children were admitted to emergency after eating dishwasher tablets. They are incredibly caustic and burn mouth and throat as they go down. In Australia, over 2000 kids each…

Is Your Kitchen Making You Sick?

How to Choose Utensils and Cookware that Won't Make You Sick | SustainableSuburbia.net

It seems like such a simple thing – toxin-free utensils. But, more and more, people are discovering that manufacturers have traded convenience for safety, and consumers are paying the price. Here’s how to choose utensils that won’t make you (or your family) sick. Avoid Plastics, When Possible Plastics often contain BPA, Bisphenol A, a chemical…

Toxic Cooking: Choosing Safer Cookware

Non Toxic Cooking: Choosing Safer Cookware | SustainableSuburbia.net

Did you know chemicals can leach from your cookware into your food? Not just from plastics in the microwave or from Teflon either. More about that below. First, safer choices for your cookware: Stainless Steel – as long as you don’t have a nickel allergy, that is. Avoid cleaning frequently with abrasive materials which may…

Christmas Presents to Clean the Air

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Did you know that the air inside your home could be anything from two to one hundred times more toxic than the air outside? Your inside air is typically contaminated with a bunch of toxic chemicals including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like formaldeyde (a known caricinogen), phthalates, and brominated fire retardants. If you have a…

Less Toxic Living is Live – and I’m Giving it Away!

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I am so excited to be able to announce that Less Toxic Living is finally available!

An even more exciting announcement is that I am giving away the PDF copy completely FREE!

And, there are free gifts! Only available with a special access code, which I am going to give you! Normally, you get that by buying a paperback copy. But for a limited time you can also get them with the PDF (see the bottom of this post for your special launch access code).

Are Your Candles Slowly Poisoning You?

I've told the kids we can save the eccobulb for earth hour next year. It's definitely their favourite. | SustainableSuburbia.net

Plus, Free Gift Offer (limited time)! Did you know that paraffin candles are made from a petroleum waste product? That they start as a greyish-black sludge which is bleached with 100% pure bleach (whereas the bleach we consider nasty in the laundry is only 10%), creating billions of tonnes of dioxin, and doing who knows…

Sunscreen, Nano-particles and Other Nasties

Does your sunscreen help or harm SustainableSuburbia.net

As the Australian summer comes creeping slowly towards us, the children have been told they need broad brimmed sun hats at school again. For the coldest winter months the Cancer Council now gives the message that a little vitamin D might be a good thing, and the children take off their hats to play. Well,…