Tag Archives: Household Health & Safety

Read the label: Detergents – The Ecologist

Knowing what we put in our bodies and on them is so important! Why we make good old traditionally handcrafted castile soap – If you regularly use modern cosmetics and bodycare products, then you are regularly exposing yourself to harmful chemicals. On average we each use nine different products, with a total of 126 unique […]

Greenwash Of The Week: Febreze – The Good Human

Oh dear, how important it is to know what goes into the products we bring into our homes! – Febreze’s main active ingredient is Cyclodextrin, which binds or entraps various hydrophobic compounds that cause odors. Wikipedia. It is a starch based compound that swallows odors, encapsulating them inside the compound. It does not actually clean […]

Child Passenger Safety Facts

Why it’s so important for little ones to belt up properly! Risk Reduction for Every Age Buckling children in age- and size-appropriate car seats, booster seats, and seat belts reduces the risk of serious and fatal injuries: Car seat use reduces the risk for death to infants (aged <1 year) by 71%; and to toddlers […]

Will polystyrene cancer concerns prompt brands to change?

Non-recyclable as well in most places! Why bringing your own containers works best – Polystyrene foam packaging has been a topic of environmental debate for decades, and several international brands have made moves to phase it out. This slow trend may have been accelerated last month when the National Research Council (NRC) affirmed the National […]