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Healthy Home 46 Stories

Most of us strive to fill our kitchen with the healthiest foods possible for ourselves and our families. But many of us don't stop to think about potential health hazards in our kitchen itself. Improperly vented gas stoves, Teflon-coated pans and particleboard cabinetry made with formaldehyde-laden glues can emit...
Natural Beds: How to Shop for a Greener Mattress
From organic cotton and wool, to latex, foam, horsehair, coco fiber and even seaweed, wading through all of the natural mattress options on the market today is enough to bring on a nap. Streamline the process of shopping for a natural bed by reading up...
Ecofriendly Kitchen: Healthier Kitchen Cabinets
Ecofriendly cabinets aren't just for tree huggers. Anyone wanting to improve their home’s indoor air quality or reduce the toxins they and their families are exposed to should pay careful attention to the makeup of their kitchen cabinets. Here...
Green and Clean: Ventilate for a Healthy Bathroom
More than a pint of moisture is injected into your home's air during each shower. If not ventilated properly, that moisture and its potential mold and mildew can compromise your home's indoor air quality and structural integrity. Fear not, though —...
Get Your Light Right for a Healthy House
We tend to think of lighting choices as a matter of personal preference, something that’s part of the lamp-shopping checklist. But it turns out that the most important lighting decisions have nothing to do with lamps. And lighting decisions can actually...
Nontoxic Paint 101
When it comes to paints and finishes, "nontoxic" refers to those that have little to barely traceable amounts of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs — toxic chemicals found in traditional paints that can be released into the air for years after the...
How to Combat Mold in a Flooded House
Hurricane Sandy has left a soggy breeding ground for mold in its wake, and this can cause serious health problems for residents of flooded homes. As a first step, "any structural or building material that got wet has to be removed from inside the house,"...
6 Tips From a Nearly Zero-Waste Home
When Bea Johnson downsized from a 3,000-square-foot home to a 1,400-square-foot one in Mill Valley, California, she set her goals at zero. In the book Zero Waste Home, she...
Get the Lead Out: Lead Safety at Home
That gorgeous turn-of-the-century home you hope to lovingly restore or that special family heirloom that’s earned pride of place in your living room may be utterly charming … and covered in...
How to Childproof Your Kitchen
Homeowners often refer to their kitchen as the hub of the house. It’s where many families hang out, socialize, work — and, of course, eat. But the kitchen is also the most dangerous room for babies and toddlers. “Kitchens have everything — fire,...
16 Ideas for a Healthy, Feel-Good Home
As the warmer months draw nearer, you may be thinking about ways to improve your lifestyle by eating healthier, getting outside more or losing...
10 Ways to Fight Pollen at Home
Today as I noticed the soft pink blossoms of a cherry tree give way to soft new leaves, I wondered when my car would transform from yellowish-green back to its natural dark blue. I wondered when I’d be able to put my contact lenses back in, and when...
How to Babyproof Your Yard
Parents often focus their babyproofing efforts on the interior of their homes, but experts advise not to overlook outdoor spaces. Backyards present quite a few hazards for babies and small children — and some hazards are less obvious than others. For...
How to Childproof Your Home: A Grandmother’s Wisdom
We all agree that keeping our little ones safe at home is a paramount responsibility for parents. The home can be a treacherous place, and plenty of expert advice is available to help minimize the...
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