We’ve seen the dirty dozen, but what about the clean 15? Here’s a handy look at the fruit and veggies least likely to be contaminated by pesticides.
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Canada joined a list of countries in an effort to end animal testing on cosmetics. Meanwhile human beings remain the biggest guinea pigs of all.
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The average woman today absorbs about 5 lbs of chemicals through her skin every year. Let’s change that!
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This dangerous ingredient in Windex and other household items is linked to a number of diseases. Here’s the 411 and a look at quality alternatives.
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A new UCLA study finds a disturbing connection between our food supply and the degenerative disease that afflicts millions.
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The biggest offender on this year’s list tested positive for pesticides 99 percent of the time.
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That “pure mountain spring water” from the store is usually just tap water—or worse. Here’s a look at the shady $22 billion bottled water industry, and what we’re really drinking.
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The Cosmetics Wars By Mark Bittman, New York Times If all goes according to schedule, next month the European Union will become “cruelty-free,” banning without exception the sale of cosmetics ingredients that were tested on animals. Don’t celebrate yet. Because although there may be less animal testing of personal care products than
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