by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz. Like so much in modern life, shampoos and hair care products often contain too many ingredients that were born on a chemist’s bench. These chemicals are absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream, and from there they can wreak havoc on organs, tissues, and cells. If we live anywhere near modern civilization, it’s pretty much impossible to avoid all exposure to harmful, health-robbing toxins. But we can make smarter choices about what we purchase, consume, and lather onto our bodies. Here’s a list of common chemical offenders found in many shampoos:
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by guest blogger Mike Schade. While millions of children across America returned to school this month, many parents were unaware that children’s back-to-school products currently on store shelves contain high levels of toxic chemicals called phthalates, used to soften vinyl plastic. These chemicals are so toxic they’ve been banned for use in toys in the United States because of adverse health effects like birth defects, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and diabetes, among others.
by guest blogger Deirdre Imus. Amid some recent dour news about ingredients in personal care products causing diabetes and muscle weakness, Johnson & Johnson provided a rare bright light when the company announced plans to remove dangerous chemicals—such as formaldehyde—from its shampoos, lotions, facial cleansers, and more. It is a sweeping gesture, and one that other companies would be wise to mimic.
By guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD. Many people don’t consider the fact that some cooking methods can actually increase the presence of toxins in their meal. A significant number of consumer reports and scientific studies have revealed the presence of harmful, carcinogenic chemicals and heavy metals in aluminum and other nonstick cookware products. Stay safe with these simple tips
by guest blogger Robin Dodson ,ScD. At the Silent Spring Institute, we recently did a study, called the Household Exposure Study, and the number of chemicals we are exposed to every day is astounding. While it’s difficult to avoid all of the potentially harmful chemicals in everyday products, there are steps you can take to choose safer products and reduce your exposure.
A recent test by the Environmental Law Foundation found higher than acceptable levels of lead in both organic and “conventional” juices and baby foods. They filed a notice of violation with a list of which foods were fine, and which ones weren’t. Foods with violations included apple juice, grape juice, packaged pears and peaches (baby […]
The strawberries are ripening! And these days it’s even more important to choose organic strawberries. Methyl bromide, which is heavily used on chemically grown strawberries, is one of the most toxic agricultural chemicals in use (toxic to humans and to the atmosphere). I just read that a new chemical was approved for strawberries, since methyl […]
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now