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Looking back to when this blog was first started in 2009, I’m pleased to see that we have made some progress in safe skin care. Today, we have more options than ever for non-toxic, nourishing products that are actually good for us. Consumers have become more aware of the potentially dangerous chemicals that can exist
Endocrine disruptors. Hormone disruptors. Why should you care? What is the Endocrine System? Inside your body, you have a system that controls your growth and development, moods, metabolism, sexual function, sleep, immune function, and more. Called the “endocrine system,” it’s made of up glands that secrete chemicals called “hormones” into the bloodstream and surrounding tissues.
Holiday shopping can be fun, but if you’re looking for toxin-free items, it can also be frustrating. Spend a day in a typical department store looking at the labels of beauty products and you’ll be pulling your hair out trying to find those without phthalates, parabens, petrolatum ingredients, or sulfates. Looking for furniture? You have
We’ve talked about the dangers of air fresheners in previous posts. Today, I’d like to focus on Febreze Air Effects, a Proctor & Gamble product advertised as making odors, no matter how offensive, disappear. A test by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that this product, like most synthetic air fresheners, releases a number of