Health & Lifestyle Choices

Health and lifestyle choices.This page displays a collection of health and lifestyle related online videos focusing on choices that also yield substantial environmental benefits. Topics include choosing foods for health that also deliver sustainability benefits, making healthy and safe transportation choices with related green benefits, and making non-toxic choices for clothing and home products.

Homes can be full of products and cleaning agents that are hazardous to your health, but there are a growing number of safer alternatives available. Many organic and natural food choices that are healthier and more nutritious are also better for the planet. Some people choose a vegetarian diet for both health and environmental benefits. Parents who protect their children from toxic products also help protect our environment.

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Lazy Environmentalist on Healthy Homes. Online presentation by Josh Dorfman. Dorfman discusses reputable third-party organizations that help ensure the eco-friendliness of the materials and products we buy for our homes. About 4 minutes. Play Video >> More about Josh Dorfman >>

Home Enlightenment Made Easy. Online presentation by Annie Bond. Learn specific step-by step instructions for a non-toxic home cleaning formula. About 3 minutes. Play Video >> More about Annie Bond >>

Common Household Chemicals: Are They Harming Your Health? Online presentation by Annie Bond. With indoor air quality 3 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, Bond argues that it's time to make steps towards living without harmful cleaning and household products. About 13 minutes. Play Video >> More about Annie Bond >>

Is Your Home Toxic? Live Cleaner and Healthier. Online presentation by Annie Bond. Discusses safe practices to eliminate harmful neurotoxins and carcinogens from our cleaning supplies and household products. From cleaning habits to shopping tendencies, Bond explains that there is a healthy, and non-toxic alternative. About 13 minutes. Play Video >> More about Annie Bond >>

C-SPAN Washington Journal: Toxic Substances in Consumer Products. TV interview with Elizabeth Grossman. She talks about her article for In These Times, “What We Didn’t Know Is Killing Us.” Grossman describes the scientific research cited when regulating toxic substances, and details the implications for public health and private businesses. About 41 minutes. Play Video >>

TEDx GreatPacificGarbagePatch Talks: Plastic Pollution In Our Homes. Presentation by Arlene Blum. Blum speaks about the connection between plastic pollution and flame retardants. A scientist who has studied flame retardants extensively, she believes they are a significant threat to your health. About 16 minutes. Play Video >> More about Arlene Blum >>

Toxic Chemical Soup - Part 1. Online presentation by Arlene Blum. Biophysical chemist Blum talks about the negative consequences of living in a world full of toxic chemicals and about the health hazards associated with exposure to toxic flame retardants. About 14 minutes. Play Video – Part 1, 2. More about Arlene Blum >>

Indoor Air Pollution. Poor indoor air quality can contribute to infections, allergies, chronic lung disease, and various cancers. It can also cause dry eyes, headaches, nausea, fatigue and nasal congestion. The first line of defense against indoor air contamination is finding ways to keep pollutants from contaminating the air in the first place. About 2 minutes. Play Video >>

Reducing Indoor Air Pollution With Houseplants. Indoor air pollution can cause health issues like dizziness, asthma or allergies. Researchers may have found a cheap, simple option to remove indoor air pollutants: houseplants. About 2 minutes. Play Video >>

VOCs & Indoor Air Quality. Volatile organic compounds, also known as VOCs, are known to have potential adverse health effects. VOCs are emitted by aerosol sprays, cleaning supplies, disinfectants and pesticides, air fresheners, hobby supplies, dry-cleaned clothing, building materials and furnishings and much more. About 4 minutes. Play Video >>

Best Houseplants To Improve Indoor Air Quality. The bromeliad plant was very effective, cleaning up 80 percent of the pollutants for six of the eight VOCs tested. Other plants scored highly for certain pollutants. The dracaena absorbed 94 percent of the chemical acetone, used in nail polish remover. About 4 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Healthy Lifestyle. Introduction to Dr. Wayne Pickering, known the world over as the Mango Man. He shares his path to a healthy lifestyle -- eating right, with easy and inexpensive ways to get your health back on track. About 8 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Naturally Savvy Presents Jacee Jule. Online interview with Jacee Jule. Actress Jacee Jule from Days Of Our Lives shares what she is doing to lead a more healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle with Scott Harden of Naturally Savvy. About 5 minutes. Play Video >>

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