Thinking about what to do New Year’s Eve? 2014 is right around the corner and we have some tips to help you ring in the New Year with less toxic chemicals! (photo credit: Nanagyei via photopin cc) Go Organic When possible, pick organic items for your party’s spread. These days it’s much easier to find […]
You ready to hang decorations, host parties, and exchange gifts? You may want to wait before you deck your halls with beaded garland. Our friends at Healthy Stuff in Ann Arbor recently conducted tests on beads commonly used as Christmas garland and Mardi Gras beads. “We estimate that a single year’s inventory of Mardi Gras beads may contain up to 900,000 pounds of hazardous flame retardants and 10,000 pounds of lead,” said Jeff Gearhart, the Ecology Center’s principle researcher.