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  • reducing your toxic chemical exposure during pregnancy
    October 9, 2018

    Toxic Chemicals: What to Avoid When Pregnant

    When you’re researching how to have a healthy pregnancy you’ll probably see a lot of scary stuff. Unfortunately there can be a lot out there to worry about. We're exposed to a lot of chemicals everyday, and that can mean...

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  • fluoride in toothpaste
    October 5, 2018

    Fluoride in Toothpaste: Yes or No?

    Do we really need fluoride in toothpaste? Many places in Australia have had fluoridated water since the 1950s (although it varies by region). The government has decided that this practice is safe and beneficial. If we’re already drinking fluoride in...

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  • disposable nappies
    September 5, 2018

    What to Look for in Disposable Nappies?

    I've been selling disposable nappies here in Hello Charlie for years, and I'm still fascinated by how they work. I know this makes me sound like a complete geek,  but the engineering behind disposable nappies blows me away.  There are...

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  • synthetic microfibers
    August 15, 2018

    Synthetic Microfibers: Why You Should Avoid Them

    If you care about the environment, you’ve probably been trying to live a plastic free life as much as possible. You might take a reusable shopping bag everywhere, always carry a reusable coffee cup, and lug your stainless steel water...

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  • baby soap and baby wash
    July 27, 2018

    Toxic Living: Baby Soap And Baby Wash

    Bath soaps for adults often contain harsh synthetic ingredients. But that’s not true for children’s bath products, is it? Unfortunately, it is. You’d think companies would be careful of the ingredients they use in products for babies and children. But...

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  • natural lip balm
    May 7, 2018

    How to Find the Best Natural Lip Balm

    Why is it that some lip balms seem to leave your lips dry and flaky, no matter how many times you reapply? It's because some of the ingredients in lip balms can do more harm than good, even natural ones....

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  • why you shouldn't clean with bleach
    April 4, 2018

    Why You Shouldn’t Clean with Bleach

    People have been using chlorine bleach to clean their homes and clothing since the 1950s. For many, the smell of bleach is the smell of clean. But is it really clean?  Today we're discussing why you shouldn't clean with bleach. New...

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