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Toxic Talk Tuesday: Farmers Markets
Summer is a great time to buy seasonal, fresh, and local food. On our June edition of Toxic Talk, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry offered suggestions for shopping your local farmers market. If you missed this informative discussion, visit the Chris Fabry Live! website to listen online or download the podcast! For a list of questions to ask your local farmer to help you make well-informed food choices, see our article on Making the Most of Your Farmers Market.
Natural Year Challenge: Month Six
Welcome to Month Six of the momsAWARE Natural Year Challenge! Our 10-step journey to naturally healthy living continues with the following topics:
Asthma, seizures, eye problems, numbness, insomnia, and a myriad of health problems plagued one family until an important discovery was made. Read Tiffany's compelling story of toxic mold exposure and recovery in One Family's Mold Journey.
In light of the recent storms sweeping across the Midwest, momsAWARE offers practical help for cleanup and mold damage assessment. Don't miss our Flood Recovery Resources & Info section, as well as our Water Damage Awareness Video Series. If someone you know has been affected by the recent rains and flash flooding, be sure to pass along these helpful resources.
Did you know that momsAWARE offers all-natural, chemical-free grated soap? These soap flakes are useful for cleaning, laundry, stain removal, bathing, and much more. Grated soap may be used alone or combined with baking soda, washing soda, and/or borax for a variety of inexpensive, natural household products. For specific ideas and helpful recipes, see our article on 12 Things to Do with One Bar of Soap. Visit our Online Store to order your grated soap today!
Our modern clothing industry is a $7 trillion enterprise utilizing more than 8,000 synthetic chemicals. Are we paying a price with our health? What are the hidden hazards of polyester, spandex, and acrylic fabrics? Don't miss our look at Friendly Fabrics for Toxic-Free Fashion, including a helpful list of natural, organic clothing manufacturers.
If you're wondering about the safety of your tap water, don't miss our recent article titled What's in Your Water? We offer an example of one local community's Water Quality Report and suggest ways to find and interpret the report for your own community. You'll also find resources for locating clean water sources, plus some helpful suggestions on water filtration.