Plastic

The Real Truth About Plastic

Do you know how long it takes for plastic to biodegrade? The answer is simple: It doesn’t. Most common plastics are not biodegradable, or able to be broken down by bacteria or living organisms. Most plastics are able to be broken down by the sun. But that doesn’t help the plastics at the bottom of… Continue reading The Real Truth About Plastic

Cleaning Products

Health Issues Related to Everyday Cleaning Products

  When we as consumers buy commercial cleaning products, we expect them to do one thing: clean! We also tend to believe that these products will leave our homes sparkling and sweet-smelling. But while the chemicals in cleaners foam, bleach, and disinfect to make our dishes, bathtubs, and countertops gleaming and germ-free, many also contribute to indoor… Continue reading Health Issues Related to Everyday Cleaning Products

Baby products

7 Chemicals of Concern in Baby Products

There is a multi-million dollar industry out there promising to keep your baby’s skin as perfect as it was when he or she was first born. The unsurprising irony is that none of that is necessary. Your baby’s skin is far better off with minimal intervention. The fewer soaps, shampoos, and lotions that you apply… Continue reading 7 Chemicals of Concern in Baby Products

Beauty Products, Uncategorized

Chemicals of Concern in Beauty Products.

About 4 years ago, I became aware of the effect chemicals in beauty products can have on your health.  I was astonished to learn that according to the Environmental Working Group, women use an average of 12 beauty products a day, containing 168 different chemicals. Men use fewer products, but still, put 85 chemicals on… Continue reading Chemicals of Concern in Beauty Products.