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Lathering Bodies with Chemical Slurries

Lathering Bodies with Chemical Slurries

We Need to Wake Up. The European Union has either restricted or completely banned more than 1,300 chemicals used in personal care products. In the US? Only eleven. The Guardian reports “The pendulum has swung in an extreme way and it’s really going to ...
Summer Bummers: Preventing Burns & Bug Bites

Summer Bummers: Preventing Burns & Bug Bites

Sunscreen is Killing the Coral. Scientists believe some of the chemicals found in sunscreens have a negative impact on corals. Those chemicals? Oxybenzone and octinoxate. Both Hawaii and Florida’s Key West have banned sunscreens with these two ...
Tracking in Chemicals on Our Shoes

Tracking in Chemicals on Our Shoes

More than Dirt On Our Shoes. 74% of households in the US use an average of 3 to 4 different pesticides per home, with residues found even on surfaces that have never been treated. So how does that happen? First, think of workers in occupations involving ...
Issues with Tissues

Issues with Tissues

Flushing Our Forests. How does your toilet paper rank with regards to sustainability? The Natural Resources Defense Council developed a sustainability scorecard to toilet paper brands due to the destruction of Canada’s Boreal Forest. However, ...
NASA Says Plants Clean the Air

NASA Says Plants Clean the Air

Toxic Outdoor Air. While China may be releasing a banned chemical into the air that is ozone-destroying, we’ve got our own problems here in the U.S. The Guardian reports, “Chemicals experts outside the industry say lobbying efforts demonstrate ...
Links Between Obesity and Chemical Exposure

Links Between Obesity and Chemical Exposure

It Isn’t Talked About. One thing rarely mentioned in initiatives to combat obesity and disease is exposure to obesogenic environmental chemicals. This group of chemicals acts directly on fat cells to increase their number or storage by altering ...
Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Couples Are Having Less Sex. An article published in USA Today suggested the pace of modern life is to blame for couples having less sex. Sure. I get it. The pace of modern life could certainly be a factor. But could there also be other factors to ...
Label Reading Just Got More Interesting

Label Reading Just Got More Interesting

The Watchdogs Have Our Back. The Environmental Working Group reminds us that if you can’t purchase a particular “ingredient” from your grocery store in order to prepare a food at home, you probably shouldn’t be eating it! VOCs, ...
Environmental Chemicals Can Interfere with Brain Functioning

Environmental Chemicals Can Interfere with Brain Functioning

And Dr. Daniel Amen Understands. After studying over 140,000 brain scans in his 30-year career, he knows that substance abuse and drug abuse can affect brain functioning. And he understands the importance of avoiding toxicants. Because toxicants are ...
CBD – It’s Not Really Legal Yet

CBD – It’s Not Really Legal Yet

Caution. You Can Lose Your Job. CBD is part of the panel testing for THC in mandatory drug testing for work or for those on parole who are tested for drugs in Michigan (and probably other states.) The name of the drug test is “MUST” = ...
We Drink It, Bathe In It, Splash It On the Garden

We Drink It, Bathe In It, Splash It On the Garden

And We Swim In It. Water, that is. How do we know if the water is safe to swim in? Has it really come to this on our planet? Unfortunately, the answer is “yes.” Dumping Chemicals in Our Surface Water. Ann Arbor’s MLive news posted a story where 2,693 ...
Flossing Teeth Potentially Just Got Dangerous

Flossing Teeth Potentially Just Got Dangerous

It Starts with Floss. USA Today published an article on Oral-B Glide floss potentially tied to levels of the toxic chemical family of PFAS in our bodies. Higher levels of one PFAS chemical was found in women who flossed with Oral-B, when compared to ...