Eco-friendly pest control products are easier to find than ever in stores, but why not go DIY and make your own at home with stuff you already have around?
Homeowners are discovering that chemical-free household cleaners can do just as good a job as their commercial chemical-laden counterparts in today’s contemporary kitchens.
If nobody is playing that old piano you have in the house, it is probably just taking up room and collecting dust. Maybe you bought the piano for the kids when they were growing up, but before long they found out it was work to learn how to play it well. Their interest waned and […]
Dear EarthTalk: The cold winter we’re having here in the Northeast has convinced me to finally beef up my home’s insulation, but I’ve heard that spray foam can off-gas noxious chemicals and pollute the indoor environment. Are there safer options? — Rose Donahue, Framingham, MA Making your home more energy efficient is certainly good for the […]
People have been cleaning their teeth for thousands of years with natural ingredients such as bone, oyster shell, chalk, brick, salt, charcoal, herbs, spices, oils, and tree twigs. Today there are chemical additives in toothpaste that can be poisonous, especially for children. Some of these additives include fluoride, triclosan, and sodium lauryl sulfate. Many people […]