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Oxybenzone: The Cancer Of Sunscreen?

Sunscreen on back on the beach

What exactly is oxybenzone? It is an organic compound used in sunscreens because of its ability to absorb UVB and short UVA rays. As a chemical ingredient, it is also helpful in maintaining the qualities of other ingredients and therefore you will also find it used in conjunction with other chemical ingredients in other personal care products such as lotions, lipstick and nail polish. As an ingredient in products, it may be referred to as Benzophenone-3.

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Best Organic Lawn & Garden Fertilizer and How To Use It

As a little girl, I can remember helping my dad in the garden. I remember tomatoes sitting on the window sill waiting to be placed on a BLT sandwich. I remember picking the green beans and shucking the corn. I have fond memories of helping out in the garden (even if I wasn’t helping as much as I was getting dirty). I hope to have my own garden this spring, and in preparation, I have done some research on various organic herbicides and fertilizers for the lawn and garden. Below are some of the best picks I found…

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Best Organic Weed Killer: Avenger Organics Weed Killer Review

Weeds in yard

With so many environmental and health-related concerns with Monsanto’s Roundup, it is no wonder that more people are seeking safer alternatives to glyphosate. If you’ve got kids and pets around, you are even more likely to resist spraying harsh chemicals that risk someone getting hurt. That’s why organic weed killers are a safer option. You can tackle pesky weeds without harsh chemicals…

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Solar Attic Fan Reviews: A Cool Purchase for Your Home?

Solar Attic Fan on roof

Do you want to keep your home cooler in the summer in an eco-friendly way? A solar attic fan can help reduce the strain on your HVAC system, keep your upstairs cooler and modestly reduce your electric bill, all by harnessing the natural power from the sun. And, in some locations, you can even qualify for a tax credit for your purchase.

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Best Compost Bin: A Down And Dirty Comparison

Person holding pile of compost in hand: Best Compost Bin

Looking for the best compost bin but feeling lost in the weeds? Composting is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint while also creating fertilizer to help your garden flourish. In our experience it also decreased kitchen odor from food rot in the trash can while also reducing your amount of trash, especially if you combine it with recycling. Earth’s Friends has researched the best indoor and outdoor composting bins so you can feel confident with your decision and get to composting soon! Get ready to toss away those scraps into a stylish and smell-free system while lowering your impact on the landfill…

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