EWG’s Guide to Avoiding PFAS Chemicals [Visual]

PER- AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES, KNOWN AS PFAS CHEMICALS, constitute a multi-billion dollar family of chemicals that are widely used to make water-, grease- and stain-repellent coatings. They’re also used in a vast array of consumer goods and industrial applications. These chemicals are notoriously persistent in the environment and the human body, and some have been linked to serious health effects.

Because PFAS chemicals are so widely used and contaminate the environment in so many ways—including through product degradation and pollution discharges—scientists and regulators have had difficulty tracing the exact routes that PFAS chemicals may take as they find their way into human blood. Their presence in blood is a near-universal phenomenon in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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“The Day the World Stops Shopping” by J.B. Mackinnon [Review]

What would happen if everyone would start to buy less? Would it be the end of the world?

This book is described by the author as a thought experiment that explores what would happen if we did not exactly stop shopping (you could say that the title is a bit of clickbait) but if we would shop significantly less – like 25% less.

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What makes a Home Energy-Efficient? [Visual]

Green buildings are booming and home builders and buyers are paying attention. New homes are built with tight insulation, efficient water features and appliances, and sustainable materials to appeal to eco-conscious buyers. With the growing interest in going green, new home tech is coming out all of the time, so it’s easier than ever to improve your home’s energy efficiency. 

Energy-efficient homes are designed to reduce energy consumption and waste. If the thought of upgrading your home sounds stressful for expensive, know that it absolutely doesn’t have to be! Here are 5 easy changes you can make to get started.

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Sports Nutrition for Vegans [Visual]

Being a vegan and an athlete is not only possible, it has become quite common. The challenge is to make sure you get enough of the essential nutrients that are easier to come by in meat and animal-based foods. Here is how to do it.

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Upcycling Day 💚 15 Creative Ideas to Repurpose

If you happen to have old CDs, plastic bottle caps, aluminium pop tabs, chips can tube or old/broken kitchen utensils, give it a try to these ideas and turn “trash” into something functional or decorative.

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