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Nov 16, 2012

Harmful Ingredients List - Ingredients Commonly Found in Personal Care Products

Here is a harmful ingredients list of what to avoid in your personal and home care products.

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Nov 15, 2012

" Non Toxic Home News"

We help you find many simple solutions on how to create a non toxic home for your family.

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Nov 15, 2012

Nontoxic Alternatives: Choose Nontoxic For Health, Longevity, and Wellness

Why consider nontoxic alternatives? Because chances are the products you use on your body are toxic and harmful - even if they are labeled natural.

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May 19, 2011

Organic Neem Products

Organic neem products that are safe, effective, and affordable.

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May 18, 2011

Age Spots? Want to Get Rid of Them?

Reduce the appearance of age spots, also known as hyper-pigmentation, and take years off of your face.

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Dec 21, 2010

Benefits of Neem Oil

There are many benefits of neem oil. The oil of the Neem tree is the cornerstone of Auryvedic

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Dec 21, 2010

Neem Oil Insecticide

Neem Oil Insecticide is a non toxic insecticide, pesticide and fungicide for use in your garden and yard. It works naturally by disrupting the hormones and reproductive cycles of pesky insects.

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Dec 21, 2010

Head Lice Treatment

Are you looking for a safe head lice treatment? Do you cringe at the thought applying toxic chemicals to your child's scalp? Safe home remedies for head lice can be effective.

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Dec 21, 2010

Antioxidant Skin Care

Antioxidant skin care is not only good for your skin but for your overall healthare good for your over all health. By nourishing your skin with antioxidants, you can help your skin look younger!

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Sep 21, 2010

AusPen non-toxic markers

Hi NTA, I work for AusPen a non-toxic, refillable dry-erase marker, and I get calls all the time from people with chemical sensitivities who can't be

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Sep 13, 2010

My Site Will Be Changing Ownership

Hello Everyone,
I wanted to let you know that the Nontoxic Alternatives Site will be changing hands this week. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I will be unable to continue working on the site. Don't worry though...some very nice folks who care about non toxic alternatives as much as I do, will continue providing quality information on this site and will be adding some exciting non toxic products. So please keep visiting and keep learning more about how you can create a non toxic home for your family. And thanks for visiting this site.

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Sep 13, 2010

Found This Cool Green Site

I found this cool site showing practical ways to live green.Chasinggreen.org is a consumer resource site dedicated to spread the word that ordinary people can positively impact our world in their everyday lives. The mission of ChasingGreen.org is to encourage individuals to see how we each impact life on planet earth and to educate how each of us can make a difference in our daily lives.

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Sep 09, 2010

Why Are non toxic alternatives Important To Me?

Why did I build this site about non toxic alternatives? To help other people learn how they can live healthier less toxic lives.

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Aug 20, 2010

The Many Wonders of Neem

Discovered thousands of years ago, the Neem tree is an evergreen tree native to India and its healing properties have been used. dating back to 4000 years B.C.

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Aug 05, 2010

non toxic skin

What are the secrets to non toxic skin care? Many skin care products may actually damage your skin by using toxic ingredients. We shouldn't have to compromise our health to have beautiful skin!

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Jun 13, 2010

Organic Cotton Bedding and Other Organic Baby Cotton Products

Organic cotton bedding for children and babies providing comfort without any toxic chemicals.

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May 27, 2010

Why Organic Skin Care

Why choose organic skin care? Are all organic skin care products the same?

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May 15, 2010

Resources For Non Toxic Living

Your resource to nontoxic alternatives for healthy living.

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Mar 18, 2010

Forensic Technician Studies Cosmetic Hazards

Carolyn Friedman from the Forensic Science Institute sent me this article she wrote about chemical hazards in beauty products. I thought you might enjoy it and I applaud her for doing her homework on this important subject!

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Feb 13, 2010

'Natural' Cleaners May Soon Require New Labeling Standards

The Natural Products Association, a Washington-based group representing manufacturers and retailers including Clorox Co. and Whole Foods Market, plans to release new standards Thursday for natural home care products.

With more and more home-cleaning products that call call their ingredients "natural" appearing on store shelves, an industry group is trying to clarify what the term means and whether manufacturers are using it appropriately.

Natural generally means that the product's ingredients are derived from renewable resources like plants and minerals. But there is currently no uniform standard among manufacturers for use of the word in home-care products and many synthetic ingredients may actually be in these products.

To display the seal, products will have to meet criteria including the following: 95% of the ingredients in the product, excluding water, must be derived from natural sources. Non-natural ingredients should be used only when alternative natural ingredients are unavailable. The product should contain no ingredients with suspected human health risks. NPA says it is reviewing full ingredient lists from manufacturers who have applied for certification to determine whether their products qualify. The seal will be seen on products in the next several months.

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Feb 28, 2009

Why Choose Nontoxic Cleaners?

Why nontoxic cleaners? If you found out that the products you're using to clean your home are toxic and dangerous would that be important to you?

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Nov 11, 2008

The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry

I recently heard Dr Frederick Templeton detailing scientific information about the dangers of phalates and parabens that are in many personal care products. He explained how these ingredients act as pseudo estrogen in the body, which in turn may cause early puberty in girls and possible cancer later in life. He also explained that male birth defects and male infertility are on the rise, which he believes is also attributed to these "gender bending" hormone disruptors.

Next I got to hear from Stacy Malkan, author of "Not Just a Pretty Face" and also chairman of the Environmental Working Group. Stacy exposed the ugly side of the beauty industry and challenged us to get involved in becoming instruments for change.

I have read Stacy's book and it makes me so angry at the cosmetic industry over their lack of concern for public health and safety. It also makes me all the more determined to get the word out about the dangers of toxic ingredients in so many personal care products.

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Oct 08, 2008

Is Toxic Makeup Putting Your Teenager's Health at Risk?

Every parent should view this Fox News report about the dangers of toxic chemicals in cosmetics that their teenagers are wearing. The average teenage girl uses 17 personal care items each day, many of which are laden with toxic chemicals. These substances can be absorbed through the skin and into their teens blood stream. Some can alter hormones and many could cause cancer, infertility or other serious health problems. The cosmetic industry is not government regulated and makeup company's are doing little to change this troubling scenario.

Parent need to look at the ingredients on cosmetic labels. You can also learn more about which cosmetic ingredients are toxic with this
toxic ingredient list.

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