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7 Ways to Protect Loved Ones from Harmful Chemicals
October 25, 2018 | | 7

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

The Link Between Chemicals and the Potential of Cancer
October 2, 2018 | | 8

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

How a High-Rise Can Help Clean the Air
September 27, 2018 | | 3

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

Movement Members Share the Love for Bees
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

VOCs Are in the Air [Infographic]
August 2, 2018 | | 3

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

Is Your Cleaning Spray Making You Sick?
February 27, 2018 | | 10

Is Your Cleaning Spray Making You Sick?

Study Shows Typical Cleaning Sprays Can Lead to Decreased Lung Function We had a sneaking suspicion. It turns out that cleaning—with chemicals that is—really may be bad for you! A recent study conducted by the University of Bergen in Norway and published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Family, Health