While budget pieces might look chic, a toxic metal filler might be one of the reasons it was so cheap. Cadmium is added to jewelry to increase durability and lower manufacturing costs, but unfortunately, cadmium can cause kidney, bone and lung damage. Long term exposure can cause cancer or damage your reproductive system. Talk about a fashion faux pas 😡. To reduce your risk of exposure, try to stick to quality over quantity when shopping for jewelry. Link in bio for more ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ ⁣ ⁣
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But hard water spots and toothpaste splatter are sort of inevitable. Use a 50-50 mix of vinegar and water (just like in our DIY all purpose cleaner) to shine them up. Those stubborn spots will come off super quick and easy. No vigorous scrubbing needed.
Not only does it look bright and clean, but we also know that having a little family of plants can improve the air quality in your home (thanks @nasa ). It's sort of like an air purifier from nature - how cool is that! Check out linkin.bio for some of our favorite air filtering plants. Happy #SansevieriaSunday from @homebyfousna’s 🐍 collection! ( #📷 @thesill )
While we may be looking forward to all the cozy evenings in our future, we are taking just a minute to recap the wildfire season we had this summer. It was bad, and projections don't see it improving any time soon - mostly due to the climate change situation. We've got a full recap and tips on how you can prepare for next year's wildfire season.
So, today, we are sharing 6 super easy things you can do that will help you limit your (and your family's) lead exposure. They are all super easy and require little to no money investment at all. Use a door mat and take your shoes off at the door. This is also a great excuse to get those cozy slippers you've been eyeing. Mop your floors. Okay, this is not super fun, but even just moping a couple times more a month than you normally do greatly reduces the amount of lead that just sort of collects in the dust around your home. Wipe down surfaces with a wet microfiber cloth. It catches more than a regular duster - we promise. Also, don't forget about the window sills. Use cold tap water instead of hot whenever you cook. Wash your hands. Just, like, always. But seriously, wash them after you do things outside and every time before you eat. Wash stuffed animals or pillows if you can.

To make it a little easier, we came up with the ultimate green cleaning checklist. That way, you have a list of tasks for each room so you know it will be actually clean when you are done. No more wondering if "dusting" with your fuzzy socks counts any more (hard truths but it doesn't). Check out the full list and some of our fav nontoxic cleaning supplies.

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