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Your life, sourced by science. A publication from Medium about health and wellness.

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The Nuance

Americans are cleaning more than ever — and all those scented products are worrying consumer-health researchers


Detailed advice from doctors and health policy experts

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As Covid-19 spreads, more questions arise. ‘Elemental’ has answers.

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What are the best soaps, hand sanitizers, and cleaning products to disinfect me and my surroundings?


1950s housewife chores have been rebranded as meditation and self-care

An illustration of three women characters cleaning, gardening, and doing other household chores.
An illustration of three women characters cleaning, gardening, and doing other household chores.
Illustration: Virginia Gabrielli


Good in a pinch, they don’t beat soap and water and likely may not live up to marketing claims

A photo of a person squirting hand sanitizer out of a bottle onto their hands.
A photo of a person squirting hand sanitizer out of a bottle onto their hands.
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Why a top-to-bottom seat swab is not as effective as you might think

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