What You Need to Know About Carpets and Indoor Air Quality

synthetic fibers in our carpets

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I need to replace the wall-to-wall carpeting in my basement. Any tips for finding something new that won’t aggravate my allergies or otherwise pollute my indoor air? — Jasper Manheim, Los Angeles, CA Carpeting is an oft-overlooked culprit when it comes to compromised indoor […]

Our Love Affair with Non-Biodegradable Synthetic Chemicals {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: What are PFASs and why should we be concerned about them? — Jim Stobbins, Cary, NC PFASs—short for perfluoroalkyl substances—are synthetic chemicals of various formulations (including PFCs, PFOA, PFOS and GenX, among others) that are used widely in various products for moisture and […]

PART 4: How to Banish the Toxins Lurking in your Furniture

It’s almost like a horror movie starring toxins: you, the protagonist, are searching high and low for the dangerous toxins that are making life miserable. You suffer from headaches, breathlessness, and dizziness. You buy organic food, keep your home spick and span, and work out to stay fit. And, yet…you suffer. And you aren’t sure […]

Detox Your Closet With These 27 Organic Clothing Brands for Women

After reading this (thank you:)), are you wondering where to buy non-toxic clothing? This is a list of organic clothing brands for women that you should check out. By the way, what is a B Corp? B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental […]

PART 2: Non-Toxic Clothing

Is you clothing toxic? Well, it could be, depending on where it came from, who made it, and how much you paid for it. What? Read on. The clothing industry pollutes a lot. Right from growing the crops (or the animals) from which the textile is woven – to the final product on the shelf […]

Our Plastic Obsession

This is the city I live in. Like most mega cities, it’s unimaginable without the plastic pollution. Its plastic obsession is visible all the time, on every road. Floating around as it’s chased by the wind, wet and dirty as it’s stuck to the mud, dotting every garbage bin in every part of the city […]