Five Chemicals Linked to Male Infertility

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Most of us spend so much time trying not to get pregnant that we expect it to happen immediately when we’re ready got start a family. But for about 12% of American women, pregnancy doesn’t happen so easily. And the infertility problem is on the rise: Nearly 40% more women report difficulty getting pregnant than 30 years ago.  […]

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Mommy Greenest: Eco Rules

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Remember that house, back in high school? It wasn’t your house, but you felt comfortable enough to put your feet up on the furniture. It wasn’t your mom, but you talked to her sometimes about what was going on in your life. Sometimes an afternoon turned into dinner turned into movie night with the family. […]

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Mommy Greenest Approved: Detox the House

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By Rachel Sarnoff For years, I’ve been helping people detox their homes by getting toxic chemicals out of the picture. We’ve talked abouteliminating pesticides, switching over to better laundry products, taking off your shoes at the door to reduce lead, dirt and pesticides by 85% and getting toxic chemicals out of your cleaning cabinets. As I shared earlier this […]

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Four Steps To Take Before Fumigation

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By Rachel Sarnoff Chances are, at least one house in your ‘hood is being treated for termites right now. And despite the festive clown-and-circus themed tent, the chemicals that go into the fumigation process simply aren’t funny. Fumigation used to include chlorpyrifos, which can cause neurological damage and was phased out from fumigation beginning in 2010, according to the […]

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Are These Drugs In Your Drinking Water?

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By Rachel Sarnoff When I read about an EPA study released earlier this year that found trace residues of at least 25 different drugs in drinking water, I panicked. This was on the heels of a study that linked acetaminophen in pregnancy with ADHD in children. If occasional use of endocrine-disrupting drugs like acetaminophen could affect a baby, what […]

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Erase Sun Spots, Naturally

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By: Rachel Sarnoff Got spots? A true friend won’t let you get away with calling them “freckles,” and we’re totally the real deal. Those dark patches are in fact hyperpigmentation, a sign of sun damage caused by an increase in melanin production, which happens when the skin is trying to protect itself from overexposure to UV […]

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Alysia Reiner Exclusive Interview

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By: Rachel Sarnoff/ Eco Stilleto Alysia Reiner stole scenes in “Sideways” and “Kissing Jessica Stein” but our biggest props go to her eco-commitment. Alysia, an award-winning actress and producer who green renovated a Harlem brownstone with her husband David Alan Basche in 2007, currently appears in “Backwards.” In this exclusive interview with EcoStiletto, our source […]

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Natalie Portman’s Secret Weapon Against Stretch Marks

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By: Rachel Sarnoff/Ecostilleto Are expensive eco lotions and potions really worth it? When EcoStiletto, our source for sustainable fashion, beauty & lifestyle, heard about Natalie Portman’s secret — albeit expensive — weapon against stretch marks, they had to check it out. According to Pai, their vegan Stretch Mark System—a cream to be used in the morning, and an […]

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Do You Know There’s Lead In Lipstick?

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  Whether you’re going natural or rocking red lips this season, make sure to color your pout with a lead-free, lip-loving formula. Lead in lipstick? Indeed. EcoStiletto, our source for sustainable fashion, beauty & lifestyle, uncovered a 2007 FDA study, the neurotoxin—in varying levels—showed up in more than 400 lipsticks tested. And while the FDA claims the […]

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Safe Chemicals Headed To The Hill- 36 Years Late

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By: Rachel Sarnoff Senator Lautenberg celebrates on Capitol Hill. Photo: Chicago Tribune Ready for some big news? The Senate voted to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This may sound like just more political posturing to some, but for those of us involved in children’s environmental health, it’s a ridiculously big deal. What’s the […]

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