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November 1, 2018 2 Comments
The Best Way to Remove Coffee Stains on Carpet

Plus: Readers Weigh In! More Tips for Keeping Carpets Looking Good Earlier this year, we discussed reasons why carpet wears out before its time, along with these five tips for helping your carpet to last longer. Make sure you have mats by every entrance, including the garage. Employ a “no-shoes indoors” policy. Make sure your […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, DIY, Do This Not That, repair
October 30, 2018 4 Comments
Have You Ever Swum in a Polluted River?

7 Organizations Bringing Hope through Water Image: Heng Sinith/AP A boy swims near floating trash during flood season in the floating village on the Mekong river bank on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Aug. 11, 2018. According to Water.org, approximately 4 million people out of the total population in Cambodia lack access to […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Water
October 25, 2018 7 Comments
7 Ways to Protect Loved Ones from Harmful Chemicals

What’s in Your Weed Killer? While most of us are aware that chemicals in products that we use every day can be harmful, sometimes it’s good to be reminded. And when stories like the one we’ve highlighted below come to the forefront, they can be a natural conversation-starter to have with friends, family and neighbors […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Family, Food, Health
October 2, 2018 6 Comments
The Link Between Chemicals and the Potential of Cancer

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month As the use of chemicals has risen in the U.S. and other industrialized countries, so have cancer rates. Today, it’s estimated that about 1 of every 8 women will develop breast cancer. That’s why it’s more important than ever to understand some of the causes and risk factors associated […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Health, Safe Havens
September 27, 2018 3 Comments
How a High-Rise Can Help Clean the Air

Photocatalysis: The New Word on the Street Big-city high-rise dwellers, especially those who battle smog, know: air pollution can be a problem. Not only is it harmful to your health, it can also tarnish and degrade the exteriors of buildings, which are expensive to clean and/or repair. But what if the exterior surface of your […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Health
August 21, 2018 No Comments
Movement Members Share the Love for Bees

All the Buzz from National Conference Norwex Movement is all about learning to make small, conscious choices that help to radically reduce chemicals in our homes—in other words, it’s the Norwex Mission in action! And every year, Movement members swarm to our booth at the Norwex National Conference, where they get new ideas to try […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Conservation, Environment
August 7, 2018 11 Comments
What Is Body Burden and What Can I Do About It?

15 Ways to Lower Your Body Burden Updated August 23, 2018 It’s called Body Burden—the alphabet soup of pollutants that accumulate in and contaminate our bodies. And though we’ve touched on it before, I think it’s worth a closer look at this pervasive problem that’s really one of the main reasons for this blog—to help […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Food, Health
August 2, 2018 3 Comments
VOCs Are in the Air [Infographic]

11 Products that Hide Volatile Organic Compounds VOCs are the culprit behind the strong, physical reactions many of us suffer from when we’re exposed to certain products like paint, air fresheners and chemical-based cleaners. At Norwex’s 2018 U.S. National Conference, visitors at our Norwex Movement booth were treated to an informative bookmark explaining where VOCs […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Health, Safe Havens
July 5, 2018 16 Comments
The Better Way to Get Your Oven Clean

Should You Use Your Oven’s Self-Cleaning Feature? Updated August 23, 2018 If you’re a busy mom like me, it might be hard to imagine being without your electric oven’s self-cleaning feature. After all, my oven’s ability to scorch itself clean saves me a lot of time and effort. That has to be a good thing, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Energy, Food
May 1, 2018 6 Comments
Can You Be Addicted to Lip Balm?

How Bad Is It? Is it bad for your lips to reapply lip balm all day? “It’s true that some people get addicted to the slick feel of balm and crave it even if their lips aren’t chapped,” says Melissa Piliang, M.D., a dermatologist at Cleveland Clinic. “It becomes compulsive, like hair twirling.” But you […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Health