08 Sep '11, 11pm

10 Toxins Lurking in Your Fabric Softener | Care2 Healthy Living

10 Toxins Lurking in Your Fabric Softener | Care2 Healthy Living

If you enjoy the smell of clean clothes straight out of the dryer you may be shocked to learn that smell comes at a cost. Most commercial fabric softeners–dryer sheets or the liquid variety–contain many toxic chemicals. Here are eight toxins found in most fabric softeners (and eight reasons to switch to natural options.) Not sure about your natural options? Stay posted for my next blog . 1. Alpha-Terpineol–This chemical has been linked to disorders of the brain and nervous system, loss of muscle control, depression, and headaches 2. Benzyl acetate–Benzyl acetate has been linked to cancer of the pancreas 3. Benzyl alcohol–Linked to headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, depression, as well as disorders of the brain and nervous system 4. Chloroform–Chloroform is on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Hazardous Waste list because it has been identified as a carcinogen and ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-toxins-lurking-in-your...

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Top 10 Smartest Dogs

Top 10 Smartest Dogs

care2.com 09 Sep '11, 3am

We’ve gathered a wide sample of dog breeds, sharpened their No. 2 pencils (you know, no opposable thumbs), and asked them ...

[RECIPE] Gluten-Free Tabouli

[RECIPE] Gluten-Free Tabouli

care2.com 11 Sep '11, 8pm

The bulgur in regular tabouli is cooked and made of wheat. This one’s gluten-free, wheat-free and enzyme rich, of course. ...

10 Common Flowers You Didn't Know You Should Eat | Care2 Healthy Living

10 Common Flowers You Didn't Know You Should Ea...

care2.com 12 Sep '11, 11pm

by Lauren Howland, Planet Green When most people think of flowers eating them isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Ho...

Health Benefits of Walnuts | Care2 Healthy Living

Health Benefits of Walnuts | Care2 Healthy Living

care2.com 14 Sep '11, 3pm

I love walnuts! My mom loved to cook with them because they add flavor and crunch to any meal. Now I know that walnuts are...

7 Subtle Signs That You’re Healthy | Care2 Healthy Living

7 Subtle Signs That You’re Healthy | Care2 Heal...

care2.com 10 Sep '11, 1am

It’s a fact of digital life that every time you’re hit with a twinge of pain or a pang of discomfort, the natural impulse ...

8 Ways Meditation Can Change Your Life | Care2 Healthy Living

8 Ways Meditation Can Change Your Life | Care2 ...

care2.com 12 Sep '11, 5pm

We can’t imagine what life would be like without meditation . It has seen us through tough times and many life changes, ke...

Detox Your Body With Yoga | Care2 Healthy Living

Detox Your Body With Yoga | Care2 Healthy Living

care2.com 06 Sep '11, 10pm

By Jill Lawson for DietsInReview.com Toxins come in many forms, from harsh and deadly organisms such as snake venom, to ma...

Skinny and Health Do Not Go Hand-in-Hand | Care2 Healthy Living

Skinny and Health Do Not Go Hand-in-Hand | Care...

care2.com 10 Sep '11, 1pm

by Carolyn Hansen , All Things Healing Contributor to Exercise/Fitness Our society teaches us that as long as we wear a si...

10 Tips for New Cat Owners

10 Tips for New Cat Owners

care2.com 12 Sep '11, 12am

Cats make great companions. Not only do they look good, they also keep mice away and have built-in motors. That’s pretty c...

10 Tips for Controlling Clutter | Care2 Healthy Living

10 Tips for Controlling Clutter | Care2 Healthy...

care2.com 10 Sep '11, 10pm

“It’s not the tragedies that kill us, it’s the messes.” –Dorothy Parker Modern Americans face more choices in one trip to ...

10 Worst Rat Cities in the World | Care2 Healthy Living

10 Worst Rat Cities in the World | Care2 Health...

care2.com 04 Sep '11, 11pm

Norweigan and Brown Rats interbreed back in 1980-1990. It's hard for city pest control to poison them because adaptive to ...

6 Foods That Weaken Bones

6 Foods That Weaken Bones

care2.com 13 Sep '11, 12am

What you eat plays a big role in whether you’re getting the nutrients you need to build strong bones . What might surprise...

Endangered Species Could be Saved with Stem Cells | Care2 Healthy Living

Endangered Species Could be Saved with Stem Cel...

care2.com 05 Sep '11, 9pm

Some animal conservationists believe that stems cells from endangered animals could be preserved in a cell bank to prevent...