Johnson & Johnson Removes Some Chemicals from Baby Shampoo, Other Products: Scientific American

Some action, any action, in this area is good news! – Johnson & Johnson says it removed DEP, the phthalate most commonly used in fragrance and other cosmetics, and other phthalates from all products, and they announced that their fragrances wouldn’t contain animal-derived ingredients, nitromusks and polycyclic musks, tagetes, rose crystal and diacetyl. Triclosan, once […]

Avoiding toxic fumes from candles this holiday season? What to look for

We’re partial to beeswax ones ourselves! Most candles are made from paraffin wax though (and synthetic fragrance), why natural alternatives are a better option  - According to the Environmental Protection Agency, along with researchers at the University of Michigan and South Carolina State, certain types of candles have been found to discharge the dangerous chemicals […]

FDA Finally Moves to Ban Trans Fats | Rodale News

Gosh, big news! We all know we should be avoiding trans fats, but we often don’t realize how widely it’s used. Good reason to start reading those labels! – Better late than never, as the saying goes: Twenty years after scientific studies began revealing the damage that trans fats are doing to America’s collective cardiovascular […]

14 Foods You Should Never Eat | Rodale News

Ever wondered where that ‘butter flavour’ comes from? You can’t beat the real thing! – Butter-Flavored Microwave Popcorn Alexandra Scranton, director of science and research at Women’s Voices for the Earth, a nonprofit that advocates for environmental health issues that directly affect women The Problem: Diacetyl, a chemical used in butter flavoring, is used in […]