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 […]

Warning on chemicals in children’s furniture

Why it’s so important to choose your children’s furniture and toys carefully! – Children may enjoy plopping down in foam-filled chairs just their size, but a report released Wednesday by several advocacy groups says those chairs may contain flame retardants that could be harmful. The chemicals were detected in children’s furniture sold by major retailers in […]

Reusable Bags – Paper, Plastic, or Something Better?

Why reusable always trumps paper or plastic! – The next time the clerk at your favorite grocery store asks whether you prefer “paper or plastic” for your purchases, consider giving the truly eco-friendly response and saying, “neither.” Plastic bags end up as litter that fouls the landscape, and kill thousands of marine mammals every year […]

Stricter EU rules on parabens? | ScienceNordic

Hopefully the EU will do something to take the lead on parabens, but some countries and companies have started the ball rolling, so that’s a start! – Senior Researcher Torkjel M. Sandanger and a group of NILU researchers at the Fram Centre in Tromsø have analysed 350 blood samples from Norwegian women, and have found […]