product safety

Care for Yourself, Check Your Cosmetics

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | December 17th, 2012 | 1 Comment
topic: Detox, Green Living, Health & Wellness | tags: Cosmetics, environmental working group, EWG, FDA, green cleaning products, Green Living, personal care product resources, personal care products, product safety, safe skin, safe skin care, scorecard, skin care products, skin deep, toxic products, toxins

Set of perfumery

My sister Kathy is pretty green; in fact she is the one who got me into green living from a toxics perspective years ago. I was visiting her for the weekend recently, and as it often goes when we are together, our conversation touched on healthy/green news. I mentioned that she might want to check the personal-care product line she uses on Skin Deep, the online cosmetic safety database developed by Environmental Working Group, to see if it is as healthy as she assumes.

3 Steps to Take If #5 Plastic Leaching Has You Worried

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | February 4th, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Detox, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: chemicals, leaching, plastic bottles, plastic containers, product safety, toxins, yogurt tubs

poly5When I think of plastic #5 — polypropylene, commonly used for yogurt containers, syrup bottles, ketchup bottles, caps, straws and medicine bottles — I think of my mother going into a fit of recycling rage, ranting about the fact that we couldn’t recycle plastic #5 in our area. But the real story here parallels the BPA scare with water bottles and baby bottles