By Becky Striepe on September 28, 2012
From the things you eat and drink to cleaning supplies and cosmetics, we come into contact with hundreds of synthetic chemicals on a daily basis, and thanks to laws about proprietary ingredients, companies don’t always have to tell us what it is we’re exposing ourselves to on a daily basis. Unacceptable Levels, a new documentary, wants to change that by educating folks about the chemicals we interact with every day.
By Becky Striepe on March 21, 2012
When you’re facing an ant invasion, your instinct may be to grab a can of insecticide, but that stuff is terrible for indoor air quality and for your health. Next time you see a row of ants marching across the floor, try a few of these natural remedies instead.
By Becky Striepe on June 6, 2011
Scotts Miracle Gro “Organic Choice” is not certified organic. Instead, the company uses deceptive marketing to fool consumers.
We all get fooled by deceptive marketing tactics, and my husband and I are no exception. He hit the store over the weekend and came back with two bottles of Miracle Gro “Organic Choice” plant food for our flowers, herbs and veggies. When I saw the Miracle Gro seal on the bottle, I got a little bit suspicious and looked for an official USDA Organic seal, but there was none to be found.
By Becky Striepe on January 10, 2011
Arm and Hammer’s natural deodorant tells you all about what’s not in it right on the front of the package. Unfortunately, you have to read the ingredients on the back to get the whole story, and that story is not all natural.
By Becky Striepe on October 14, 2010
This stuff works. It seriously works, and I mean even on days that I skip the shower. It was so effective that I got suspicious. A look at the ingredients list has me feeling a little skeptical…