Name Brand Companies Making Paraben-Free Skin Care Products.

Emily Wilson

If the ingredient list on your skin care product includes the words methylparaben, propylparaben, or butylparaben, it’s time for you ...

How To Get Rid Of Fast-Spreading Reeds Without Chemicals

Emily Wilson

Dear EarthTalk: We have an invasion of phragmites in the wetlands bordering our neighborhood. I understand they are a non-native ...

Is It Safe To Pour Bleach Down The Drain?

Emily Wilson

Dear EarthTalk: My neighbor told me to pour bleach down my drains every week to keep them clear. Is this ...

What Is Polyethylene And Why Should You Avoid It?

Emily Wilson

In my continuing series “What is XYZ and Why Should You Avoid It?“, this time I want to look at ...

Greenwash Of The Week: The Body Shop Business Ethics.

Emily Wilson

We all know about The Body Shop, which is that store in the mall that claims to be making products ...


What Is BHT? Is It Really That Bad?

Emily Wilson

We all know the importance of reading the ingredients list, but what are we supposed to do with the collection ...

Pesticides, Fertilizers, Herbicides And Water Pollution.

Emily Wilson

Dear EarthTalk: What effects do fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides used on residential lawns or on farms have on nearby water ...

What Is Propylene Glycol And Why You Should Avoid It

What Is Propylene Glycol? Uses, Risks, and More

Emily Wilson

Propylene glycol is in tons of personal care items, like your shampoo, soap, moisturizer, deodorant, and toothpaste. You can even ...

What Is Butyl Cellosolve? Uses, Dangers & Alternatives

Emily Wilson

Butyl Cellosolve is widely used in household cleaning agents. But did you know that it’s a toxic agent that you ...

Clorox Anywhere Sanitizing Spray – Made With Bleach, But Safe To Spray All Over Your House?

Emily Wilson

*Update – Eagle-eyed reader Christy read their press release on this product and in the second paragraph it actually states ...


What Is Teflon And Why You Should Avoid It

Emily Wilson

Teflon is a household name, found in many homes as the cookware of choice. It is easy to understand why. ...