by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural beauty expert and safe cosmetics advocate Real strawberries don’t really smell like that… 1. WHAT is “fragrance?” More than 95 percent of the chemicals in synthetic fragrances are derived from petrochemicals. These chemicals include: benzene derivatives, aldehydes, phthalates, and a slew of other known toxins that are capable of causing […]
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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:
by Sonya Lunder and Dawn Undurraga. Although scientists and government regulators have long known about the ever-present threat of arsenic in our diet and water, it was unsettling when two major reports came out on the same day last week, reminding us of the risk and the need to do what we can to minimize it.
By guest blogger Cassidy Randall. Cassidy coordinates efforts to mobilize and engage women at Women’s Voices for the Earth. She developed the Green Cleaning Action Kit, Disinfectants Horror Show, and other engagement tools, and organizes WVE’s Green Cleaning Party campaign. There’s a new wave of incredibly effective activism sweeping the nation. Maybe you’ve heard of […]
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