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Can Dry Cleaning Really Be Green?

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on March 20th, 2014 Tags: , , , ,

What happens to clothes at the dry cleaners was always a bit of a mystery to me. I know there’s some sort of chemical process going on — how else could everything get so clean without falling apart? But while I’m careful about the products I use when I wash clothes at home and I’m concerned about dry cleaning chemicals, I haven’t asked my dry…

Airport Body Scanners Are Less Revealing — and Less of a Health Risk

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on February 26th, 2014 Tags: ,

I think plane travel is a miracle. A few short hours in the air can take me to far-flung loved ones or mean the difference between a regular day at home and a fabulous adventure. It always amazes me to know that I can wake up at home and go to sleep someplace halfway around the world all in the same day.

Still, air travel…

Food Label Findings

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on August 15th, 2013 Tags: , ,

Recently while grocery shopping, I came across a box of tasty-looking breakfast bars. The front of the box promised they’d give me nutritious, sustained energy, but the food label on the back told me the real story. The bars had less fiber and protein and more sugar and sodium (salt) than my usual breakfast cereal. Yikes! They were really just cookies in disguise.

It wasn’t…

Let’s Talk Toothpaste

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on July 31st, 2013 Tags: , ,

Like washing our hands and moisturizing our skin, brushing our teeth is an everyday habit that’s 100% routine. We do it without thinking about it at all.

Once in a while, though, we should. In the past, we’ve talked about making safe soap and moisturizer choices. Now it’s time to give toothpaste some attention, too. Any product you use every day is worth…

Want to Buy Products That Line Up With Your Values? There Are Sites and Apps for That!

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on February 6th, 2013 Tags: , ,

I’m strongly committed to buying products that are free of toxic chemicals and made by socially responsible companies that care about the environment. But sticking to this plan isn’t easy. It takes time and attention to detail to do research on the companies and their products. And sometimes, even though I know what I want to buy, the product isn’t in my local store. So…

It’s Wise to Wash Your Produce

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on August 8th, 2012 Tags: , , ,

In an earlier Think Pink, Live Green column, I talked about the best fruits and veggies to buy organic, especially if you’re on a tight budget (who isn’t these days?). We all want to know how to get the healthiest bang for our shopping buck.

But what if your local store carries little or no organic produce and there’s no farmers’ market close by?…

Ditching Disposable Dishes for Good

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on July 25th, 2012 Tags: , ,

Summer, for me, means picnics on the beach, barbecues poolside, lunch on a hike, and late dinners on my back porch. Anything to get outside and enjoy the warmth and fresh air. The only downside — besides sometimes the mosquitoes — is that this often means giving up metal silverware, ceramic plates, and real glasses for their disposable substitutes: plastic utensils and cups, as well…

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