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Toxic chemicals in household dust linked to cancer and infertility

Scientists find scores of harmful chemicals in indoor dust including phthalates linked to developmental problems in babies Household dust harbours a cocktail of toxic chemicals that have been linked to an increased risk of a range of health hazards, from … Continue reading

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These are the best houseplants to improve indoor air quality, study finds

If you’re looking to improve the quality of air in your home, potted plants are a good place to start. But not all indoor plants are created equal. A new study has found that certain varieties actually do more than … Continue reading

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Update on Berkeley’s Cellphone “Right to Know” Law: Court hearing September 13

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hold a hearing on September 13 to consider the CTIA’s arguments why the preliminary injunction to block the City of Berkeley’s cellphone “right to know” ordinance should be reinstated. The law has been … Continue reading

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Hoopa Valley High Students Protest Over Mold and Other Issues

By KETERAH LIPSCOMB, Two Rivers Tribune On May 18 The Hoopa Valley Youth Council and additional students held a No Show and protest against Klamath Trinity Joint Unified School District over Mold and other issues. The protest was held at … Continue reading

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Government advises airlines to spray pesticides on passengers

From NaturalHealth365 comes this You Can’t Make This Stuff Up article. (NaturalHealth365) Have you ever felt sick after flying, only to assume it’s jetlag or a virus you picked up from another passenger? Well, think again!  You might have been … Continue reading

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Is 5G technology dangerous? Early data shows a slight increase of tumors in male rats exposed to cellphone radiation

From the Los Angeles Times comes another article questioning the safety of 5G. It features some input by Joel M. Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. As wireless companies prepare to … Continue reading

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Use Non-toxic Natural Finishes Throughout

Dr. William Rae, MD, Director of the Environmental Health Center in Dallas, suggests that our bodies are like a rain barrel. Every day we dump in pollutants in the form of the food we eat, the water we drink, and … Continue reading

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No Cell Phones, Wi-Fi Allowed In Small W.Va. Town

GREEN BANK, W.Va. (KDKA) — Would you believe there’s a place where no one can use a cell phone? Where Wi-Fi is not allowed? Where even finding a radio station can be a difficult task? There’s a town in West … Continue reading

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Potential Health Impacts from Photovoltaics

IBE Board Member and EcoNest Architecture founder Paula Baker-Laporte has just authored an article on the possible health impacts of photovoltaics for Mother Earth News. She begins by asking if “photovoltaic installations have negative health impacts?” I am often asked … Continue reading

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What is Building Biology?

Learn all about Building Biology, our 25 guiding principles, steps you can take to create a healthier indoor environment, and other useful information by downloading our PDF, Making Better Choices for Healthier Environments. From before recorded history human beings have constructed … Continue reading

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