Certain Sofas May Pose Mortal Dangers. Here’s Why

An Environment International study found that some older couches may be emitting a potentially carcinogenic dust.

For homeowners who also happen to be pet lovers, few things are more frustrating than the constant war between a sofa’s well-kept appearance and the furry friends who shed on it. But as it turns out, we may have more to fear from what our couches themselves are emitting—especially for fans of ’70s vintage design.
That revelation comes courtesy of newly published research in Environment International, which analyzed in-home dust samples to determine that sofas made between 1975 and at least 2013 have a tendency to disperse what can amount to carcinogenic dust. The culprit? Flame retardant (or “F.R.”) chemicals, which the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences says may cause cancer in addition to posing other adverse health effects. In a handful of the dust samples collected across more than 20 households available for all four measurement periods of the study, multiple flame retardants were found in concentrations greater than 1,000 parts per million.

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4 Tips on How to Stock Up Food in a Healthy Way

Everyone is probably busy with stocking up food and  grocery essentials. Just a curtsy reminder that when you stock up these supplies, please consider other people need to stock up theirs too. So be kind and thoughtful  specially at this crisis moment.

Just share some tips how we stock up our food.

1. Choose something healthy.   Those nutrients-dense food will provide us necessary vitamins, minerals, etc and help us enhance your immune system

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We love millet and it is one of the healthiest staples to replace wheat or grains since it is gluten-free and grain-free. A cup of cooked millet contains about 207 calories with over 6 grams of protein, 2 grams of dietary fiber, and less than 2 grams of fat. It is rich in minerals like calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and selenium as well as essential vitamins like folate, pantothenic acid, niacin, riboflavin, and Vitamins B6, C, E, and K. Click here to learn more

2.  Have plenty fresh greens and vegetables.

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We always get plenty of cruciferous vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables  are vegetables of the family Brassicaceae (also called Cruciferae) with many genera, species, and cultivars being raised for food production such as cauliflower, cabbage, kale, garden cress, bok choy.  

Most cruciferous veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals such as folate and vitamin K. Dark green cruciferous veggies also are an excellent source of vitamins A and C. They’re also rich in phytonutrients — plant-based compounds that may help to lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancer.  Click here to learn more about cruciferous veggies’ benefits and recipe.

3. Make sure you have enough   Omega-3 fatty acid intakes.  Omega-3 (n-3) essential fatty acids are extremely healthy, and they should be an important part of your everyday diet.

Unlike other fatty acids, omega-3s are essential fatty acids, meaning that your body does not produce them on its own. You need to get them from your diet. This should be a priority because omega-3s can. Click here to read more

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Canned sardine, canned wild-caught tuna and salmon are all great sources for your omega-3 fatty acids.  Based on several researches, canned sardine and tuna still keep all of the nutrients pretty well. And we often purchase canned fish with Safe Catch label( see the label in the above photo). Safe Catch tests every fish for mercury. Sustainably wild caught. Cooked to retain all nutrients and flavor.

Shop Safe Catch

Safe Catch Wild Albacore Tuna, 5 oz Can (Pack of 6). The Only Brand to Test Every Tuna for Mercury

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4. Always set a beautiful table to enjoy whatever are put on your table.  That way, you feel happier. When you are happier, you will be healthier.

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Shop the tabletops:

Shop the Look (click each image for product details)

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Wedgwood Butterfly Bloom 8″ Salad Plate

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Sweet Plum 10.75″ Dinner Plate“>41sdH9GVEvL._AC_

Waterford China Lisette Accent Plate

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Waterford Bassano Oval Platter, 15-1/4-Inch

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Lenox Butterfly Meadow Dessert Plates, 8-Inch, Assorted Colors, Set of 4, White – 829050

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Lenox Butterfly Meadow Orange Sulphur Dinner Plate

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Stay Safe and Stay Well

 

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