Eco-Friendly Cleaners

While major global trends, such as climate change, food shortages, and pandemics command a huge amount of our attention, here’s some useful information about basic, simple products you can use each day to keep your home the way you’d like it … as you also stay in harmony with Earth.

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The 13 Best Organic and Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products of 2020

 

Sara Lindberg

EcoWatch

June 16, 2020

 

There have never been more choices when it comes to organic, natural, or eco-friendly cleaning products.… Keep reading

Nature & Pandemics

Here’s a “big picture” look at the root cause of the virus spread, and the ensuing pandemic. While I don’t expect my blog readers to magically wave a wand and eliminate pandemics, I’ll follow with some specifics you can do to help prevent them … and improve our quality-of-life experience, as well.

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‘Promiscuous treatment of nature’ will lead to more pandemics – scientists

 

Habitat destruction forces wildlife into human

environments, where new diseases flourish

 

Jonathan Watts

Global environment editor

@jonathanwatts

The Guardian

7 May 2020

 

Humanity’s “promiscuous treatment of nature” needs to change or there will be more deadly pandemics such as Covid-19, warn scientists who have analysed the link between viruses, wildlife and habitat destruction.… Keep reading

Clean Air & Coronavirus

While I’ve avoided linking these sustainability-related blogs to short-term events, such as the coronavirus pandemic, here’s some research-based information that links air quality to a host of diseases, including coronavirus. In fact, coronavirus treatments are lung-related, with hospitals scrambling to find more ventilators to aid patient recovery.  Air quality is key.

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Clean air is not just a beautiful thing.

It is necessary for our health.

 

Burning Fossil Fuels Made Coronavirus Death Rate Worse, and Kills 200K Americans Per Year, Not to Mention Global Heating

 

Juan Cole

Common Dreams

Informed Comment

April 14, 2020

 

Air pollution, producing medical conditions such as asthma and other lung problems as well as heart disease, is responsible for some of the thousands of coronavirus deaths in the United States.… Keep reading

Pesticide Residues

Here’s some information you can apply immediately – that costs nothing and may improve your long-term health. I was a bit surprised when I saw the extent of this problem.  But rather than looking to lay blame on someone, the healthier response is for us to simply “clean up our act.”

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Pesticide residues found in 70% of produce sold in US even after washing

 

Strawberries, spinach and kale among most pesticide-heavy;

Conventionally farmed kale could contain up to 18 pesticides.Keep reading

Drinking Water Contamination

Well, “Sustainable Living” does need to include healthful living, as living with illness – especially serious illnesses – impairs our quality-of-life experience. Here’s a report about a widespread problem with the water we drink – along with a recommendation for solving that problem.

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Virtually All Major US Drinking Water Sources Likely Contaminated With PFAS

 

Harmful “forever chemicals” linked to cancer, liver dysfunction, fetal damage and other health problems have contaminated far more drinking water sources than previously known.Keep reading