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With best wishes, the owners of Crystalline Home Environment Links & References Environmental Working Group catalogs chemicals and writes excellent articles about toxic chemicals and exposures Environmental Working Group: Check your local water quality by zipcode EPA Report on the Environment: Indoor Air 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air American Farm Manufacturing AFM manufactures and sells non-toxic home building and remodeling materials, paints, and sealants to reduce off-gassing, environmental chemists on staff Pesticide Action Network Non-GMO Project Verified Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certifies organic fabrics National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a division of the National Institutes of Health, chemicals catalogued, health studies Environmental Protection Agency US Department of Health and Human Services, National Toxicology Program report with a list of carcinogens Articles Leo Galland MD Living Safely in a Polluted World: Your Home Should Be a Haven New study finds that polyester fiber from our clothing is infesting the ocean. Buying organic, biodegradable fabrics will help. National Institutes of Health, letter, and report to former President Barack Obama, Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk EPA reported a 9% drop in chemicals released to the environment during the year 2019, however, 3.4 billion pounds of chemicals and metals were released into the environment in that year alone Commonweal tested and found over 287 chemicals in placental blood circulating to the fetus in ways previously thought not to happen Pesticides tested and found to be in marine life and birds’ bodies Environmental Working Group: Common Drinking Water Contaminant linked to spike in Parkinson's Disease Airtests Mattests Inc.: Article by Canadian laboratory regarding air particulate sizes, where in the body each inhaled size lodges, and triggered illnesses New York State Department of Health: Air particulate sizes and their origins Encyclopedia Britanica: Nanoparticles in the Environment Studies UC Berkeley Tiny Dosages of Multiple Chemicals have Greater Impact than One Single Chemical at a Larger Dose NASA list of plants for reducing indoor air pollution Comparative study on asthma patients finding air purifiers plus cleaning better than just cleaning alone Commonweal tested and found over 287 chemicals in placental blood circulating to the fetus in ways previously thought not to happen Pesticides tested and found to be in marine life and birds’ bodies Insects eating other insects, being studied for pest control as a way to reduce pesticide use. Biologists found glyphosate, ingredient in Roundup Ready Spray and sprayed on GMOs, to be causing immune dysfunction and die-off of bees, butterflies, mosquitos and other insects Melbourne Hospital's powerful HVAC system studied for coronavirus transmission with aerosols, found to be weaker than HEPA filters Products & Companies Garnett Hill: Organic cotton clothing, bedding, textiles, and home decor. Visit GarnetHill.com. AFM Safecoat: Nontoxic home building materials and sealants that are painted onto surfaces to seal out chemical off-gassing, as confirmed by laboratory tests, with environmental chemists on staff. Visit AFMsafecoat.com Soft Star Shoes: Handmade soft, flexible leather shoes (and by far The Most Comfortable Fireside Sheepskin Slippers we have Ever Worn! Lined with natural sheep shearling, very lofty!) without harmful formaldehyde, using natural dyes. Visit SoftStarShoes.com. Fungi.com: Renowned mycologist Paul Stamets grows organic medicinal, non-hallucinogenic mushrooms and mycelia under ideal conditions, selling supplements and gardening products. Their mycorrhizal fungi tablets and powders, are of special interest for gardeners, attaching to plant roots and aiding their water and nutrient uptake, helpful for drought conditions. The inoculum may also block certain soil toxins, according to the book Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes, by Leila Darwish. Based on personal use, we saw plants with the mycorrhizal fungi tablets, growing taller and more colorfully, and more rapidly, than their counterparts which we planted without the tablets. The difference is notable and an interesting, fun experience. Highly recommended for gardeners. Educational videos about the environment: Paul Stamets - Bioremediation with Fungi - Watch Now An amazing short video about remediation of Diesel-contaminated soil using common, non-toxic, non-hallucinogenic, kitchen oyster mushrooms. Kids really take heart from this information. Seeing is believing! Watch this side-by-side presentation of the mushrooms' work alongside government methods, and be amazed! Ted Talk: 6 ways mushrooms can save the world | Paul Stamets - Watch Now Mycologist Paul Stamets studies the mycelium -- and lists 6 ways that this astonishing fungus can help save the world.