What a summer it’s turning out to be… – Queensland is braced for yet another scorcher as the drought continues to take hold across the state. The Longreach and Barcaldine regional council areas have been declared drought stricken. Twenty-six local government areas are drought declared, covering almost 65 per cent of the state. Agriculture Minister […]
Great tips for avoiding those horrible (and often unnecessary) flame-retardant chemicals that are in almost everything! – Want to avoid chemicals in your baby’s products? Fortunately, it’s easier to do than it is for adult products. • Go organic. If you can afford it, buy your baby an organic mattress made from wool (a naturally flame-resistant […]
Finally! Did you know that Triclosan is even found in toothpaste? Yikes! Why reading labels is so important – A toxic chemical use in antibacterial soaps, dish detergents, and even some toothpaste products is coming under fire as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking manufacturers to prove that it’s safe and really better […]
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We don’t often think about where our trash ends up, but that’s not a good thing when so much of it is full of chemicals we’d like to avoid! – California’s new Technical Bulletin 117 removes a decades-old requirement that flame retardants be included in the filling of upholstered furniture. The state rule, which became […]
We’re not big on nail polish, it gets in the way of feeding the animals! Why leaving your nails ‘au natural’ is a good thing – The idea of nail polish as a risky substance gained traction in 2006 when public health advocates began a nationwide protest concerning three compounds — often referred to as […]