About Karen Lee

As a former Captain of Eco Etsy and one of the current leaders for the team, I am really excited to be hanging out with like minded team members to share ideas on how we can leave the least amount of carbon footprint.

I sell eco-handmade and vintage goodies in my Etsy shop and consult small business owners on Karen Lee Consulting where popular Etsy Starter Kit is sold. And as a retired Chiropractor, I share natural health news and green tips on drkarenslee.com. Check out my past posts on Eco Etsy!

Reasons Why We Should Ditch Microwave Ovens

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Most mainstream MDs may agree that direct contact with microwave radiation causes health problems. But they can’t make the cancer causing connection to the food from microwave ovens. Hans Hertel, a Swiss researcher conducted his own study on the consequences of microwaving on food and how that mutant food from microwave cooking provides carcinogens and […]

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The New Endocrine-Disrupting Plastic Chemical BPS

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Mother Jones reported in 2014 about chemical compounds that manufacturers have been scrambling to use in place of BPA might be just as bad. And now a new paper, published on the peer-reviewed Environmental Health Perspectives, examines the science around two common chemicals used in "BPA-Free" packaging: BPS and BPF. The authors looked at 32 […]

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Florida Health Officials to Test GMO Mosquitoes This Spring

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The FDA is considering whether to approve the experimental use of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to help stop the spread of dengue fever and other diseases. Mosquito control officials in the region say they hope to get approval to begin releasing the insects in the Keys as soon as this spring. There […]

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Trash to Treasure Challenge: Earth Day 2015 #trashtotreasure

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Team Eco Etsy is proud to sponsor “Trash to Treasure Challenge” to celebrate Earth Day 2015!! Did you know? Americans generated about 251 million tons of trash. Americans recycled and composted about 87 million tons of trash in 2012 (that’s about 34.5% recycling rate) Austria’s recycling rate was 60%, Brazil was 50%, and India was […]

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14 Facts About Organic You Need to Know

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Many people don’t know the true meaning of the word “organic.” Some take it to mean natural, pesticide-free and local. Others take it to mean certified to the utmost degree. Here’s what it means to the United States Department of Agriculture, and for our purposes, the REAL definition of organic: Organic is a labeling term […]

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How Long Does Food Last?

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Do you adhere to the expiration date on food packages? Did you  know that “printed food dates are not federally regulated and do not refer to food safety.”? So, it is usually safe to eat your “expired” food after it is printed date has passed. Whaa??? Yes, it’s true. You should check the dates of […]

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Safer Baby Bath Tubs and Seats Guide

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You’ve probably noticed that most of the baby bath tubs and seats are not marked with a recycling code. It’s difficult to know what type of plastic they are made of. And many baby bathtubs are made with PVC, especially the inflatable ones! Yikes! But our friends at The Soft Landing did it again. They […]

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Lumber Liquidators and Laminate Flooring

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60 Minutes show revealed Lumber Liquidators have been selling cheap Made in China laminate flooring that contain high levels of formaldehyde. The show asked three independent labs to test the samples to see if the formaldehyde in the laminate flooring meets California’s strict formaldehyde emissions standards from Lumber Liquidators. The lab results showed all of […]

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How to kick your sugar addiction for life

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Do you crave sugar? I don’t mean, the white powdery stuff pictured above (well, that too), but typical foods that include heaps of sugar, like cakes and cookies. Or Starbuck’s Grande (16 oz) Double Chocolaty Chip Créme Frappauccino with Blended Créme that has a whopping 52g of added sugar? Oh, you eat healthy, eh? Then, […]

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