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Low fire danger clothing may be high chemical danger clothing

Posted on 1 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Many products in your home will have been treated with a flame retardant chemical. Everything from mattresses to DVD players, pillows, clothes, furniture and even televisions may have been treated with these flame retardant chemicals in the production process and … Continue reading

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Baby wipes – making safer choices

Posted on 19 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Have you ever considered the chemicals that might be used in the manufacture of baby wipes? Although many claim to be sensitive to babies skins and contain skin conditioning ingredients, many brands also contain several preservatives that can be harmful … Continue reading

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Children’s toothpaste – what do you choose?

Posted on 18 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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The toothpaste section of the supermarket seems to continue to expand, and one area where this is particularly obvious is in the area of children’s toothpaste. I recently compared two brands of children’s toothpaste to see how they differed in … Continue reading

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Naphthalene linked to infant blood disorders and brain damage

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Recent research has confirmed that it is not safe to dress babies in clothes that have been stored in naphthalene, a key ingredient in mothballs. Naphthalene is not a banned ingredient in Australia but experts are now calling for any … Continue reading

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Additives banned for infants could be banned for all children

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Many additives considered safe by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) are also classed as ‘prohibited for use for infants’. In fact, according to the Chemical Maze, 84% of approved additives are not allowed to be used in foods for … Continue reading

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Safe cosmetics for use in pregnancy

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Some cosmetics are harmful chemicals applied directly to the skin. Pregnancy is a time when many women make substantial changes to their diet to support the healthy development of their baby, but many do not consider that some cosmetics are … Continue reading

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Asthma risk with children’s blue cough syrup

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Blue-coloured cough syrup is best avoided by children with asthma tendencies. Not one but two colours are used to give this over-the-counter medicine its ‘attractive’ blue hue. In one leading brand, I found artificial colour 133 (or brilliant blue) and … Continue reading

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Eczema babies benefit from nature

Posted on 13 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Baby skin itself provides a perfect, natural protection for infants that needs little interference from the chemical-based products we find in the baby care aisle of a supermarket.

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Pregnancy and DEA don’t wash

Posted on 13 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Toxic chemicals such as Diethanolamine (DEA) are best avoided by mothers-to be. Pregnant families who choose a healthy chemical-free lifestyle can provide a ‘best-possible’ environment in which a developing fetus can grow.

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