Natural cleaning

How to Clean Naturally With Natural Cleaning Products?

Cleaning a home with harsh chemicals is a risk for both the human health and natural environment. Many cleaning products that are commonly used come with chemicals dangerous to overall human health. Many of these products emit gases that are harmful. Even many cause major diseases. Use of such products is dangerous in a home, especially for children. Many households are switching to natural cleaning products instead of chemical, due to the safety they provide. Natural cleaning products are easy40

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Smart City- Smarter Ways to Sustainable Living

Urbanization is an indicator of poverty reduction and hence can serve as a valuable indicator of the overall economic growth of the country. Urbanisation is an irreversible yet a very important process. India is also in the middle of a transition from rural to a quasi urban economy with a dramatic increase in the number of large cities. India’s urban population currently residing in five thousand two hundred agglomerations has increased from 285 million to 380 million since 2001 to40

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Insight into the World of Detergents

The timeline of production of synthetic detergent dates back to the time of World War-I, when there was an acute shortage of the essential ingredients of soap i.e. animal fats and vegetable oil, it was then that in Germany, synthetic detergent was developed for the first time. The advantage of using synthetic detergent was that it not only better suited the textile industry but also did not combine with mineral salts present in water to form soap curd which was40

Green Consumerism

Green Consumerism- Your Shopping Decisions Can Save the Environment

India has witnessed a great degree of modernization and industrialization post independence because of its free enterprise policies and socialist planning. It was in the 1990’s that the shift towards more liberal measures like deregulation of the industries, privatization of state-owned firms and reduced control on foreign investment and trade accelerated the growth of the economy. India has been amongst the top 10% fastest growing economy since 1991. According to World Bank’s report published in January 2015, Global Economic Prospects40

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Houseplants – Nemesis For Indoor Air Pollution

The energy crunch witnessed by the world in the late 1970s forced people to design and resort to energy efficient techniques and practices, which also included energy efficient buildings. Energy efficient housings brought in the trend of buildings which were super-insulated and had reduced free exchange of fresh air. It was eventually realized that these buildings having tighter and congested construction, sealed from outside air was more prone to accumulation of indoor air pollutants to dangerous levels, greatly affecting the40

Vegetables

Pesticides – Boon or Bane?

Rachel Carson in her famous book Silent Spring had adeptly said, “How could intelligent beings seek to control a few unwanted species by a method that contaminated the entire environment and brought the threat of disease and death even to their own kind?” Agriculture dates back to ten thousand years. There has always been the problem of pests and diseases which would greatly reduce the crop productivity and inflict upon the people the wrath of famine. The first instances of40

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Effects of Deodorant on Health and Environment

The personal care industry has experienced tremendous growth in the recent decade, with the advent of deodorants and antiperspirants into the market. These products help in keeping one fresh, cool, sweat free and also impart a pleasant odour. The basic principle behind deodorants is that they prevent growth of bacteria on the skin and mask the odor through fragrance while an antiperspirant doesn’t just mask the bad odor, but also reduces the amount of sweat produced by reducing the amount40

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All about Green Buildings: What they are and their Benefits?

With world leaders and nations striving to conserve the ailing Mother Nature, Sustainability has become an important term. It is essential to be sustainable in all activities including construction of homes.  This brings us to the topic of green buildings. Green building refers to constructing a house with the right products and techniques, such that it ensures the health of the family and the world as a whole. What drove the development of green buildings? To start with, we spend40