Blog Posts by Amber Milt

  • The Toxic Truth About Buying "Green"

    Going green may not be as easy as you think. With the increased demand for "natural" and "eco-friendly" products, some companies are using misleading tactics to market their products. We spoke with Robin Kay Levine, founder of Eco-Me, to find out what you really need to know before you buy.

    1) MYTH: Trust all products that have a seal of approval on the label.

    FACT:
    Many brands on the market create their own seal of approval. This is very deceiving as this creates a false standard set by the needs of marketing their product, and not the health and safety of consumers and the environment.

    TIP:
    Look for products that are certified by the Natural Products Association and Green Seal. Both of these non-profit organizations have third party testing requirements that look at the safety of ingredients and their usage both for human interaction and environmental impact.

    2) MYTH: A product listed as eco- or earth-friendly is healthy for humans.

    FACT:
    The general

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