Are products that should be helping your children actually harming them? Some ingredients seem perfectly safe, but a little digging can tell a different story. Talcum powder, mineral oil, triclosan, Belladonna, and unknown “fragrances”—all of these can be found in baby care products, but how safe are they? As we delve into the dangers of certain baby care products, we will also provide healthier alternatives.
What do you think of when you hear the words “Nail Polish Remover”? Here are a few things that come to my mind: Stinky, Headache, Toxic. Growing up my mom would never let me use nail polish remover in the house. She would always say, “Take it outside.” Open a bottle of nail polish remover and you’ll notice the strong smell – you might also notice your family leaving the room. (Or yelling at you.) The smell and possibly the slight sting you feel in your eyes is your body’s way of warning you.
Before kids, the laundry detergent that I bought was pretty much whatever was on sale that week. I have never…
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has launched the Cosmetics Without Cancer Campaign to tell the giant cosmetics companies to remove cancer causing chemicals from their cosmetics. In their most recent research, they found that the majority of the largest cosmetics companies are all using carcinogens in their body care and cosmetic products.
If you’ve bought skin care and beauty products recently, you may have noticed more and more products going “Paraben Free”. So what are these things called parabens and is it really important to avoid them? That’s what I want to talk about today.
Many smells trigger headaches like walking through the perfume department at a store, the detergent aisle at the grocery store, cleaning with conventional cleaners, wearing perfume or opening a magazine with a perfume sample in it…
Have you ever overslept, woke up and realized you are now late for work or an appointment and there’s no…
Most people these days are aware of the dangers of second-hand smoke, but recently concerns have been raised over third hand smoke. Especially concerning are the dangers of third hand smoke and babies.
The Skin Deep Database is also now available as a mobile app which I used for the first time today. You simply scan the bar code of your product and the Safety Rating & Ingredient list is displayed.
A list of 50 of the many places formaldehyde can hide in our homes and personal care products. I hope this list is helpful to you and brings awareness to the MANY places formaldehyde is lurking.
Formaldehyde has been classified as a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.