Tag: family health
Due to a certain amount of media coverage over the last few years more people are becoming aware of the problems that certain food additives and ingredients in cosmetics can cause; and so we read labels to avoid the nasties. But how many people know about the harmful effects of toxic chemicals in household products? […]Continue reading Home Safe
Have you found yourself driving home in the car, having just picked up freshly dry cleaned garments, desperately winding down the windows in order to breath or relieve a headache?Continue reading Is your drycleaner a health hazard?
Vitamin D deficiency is a common health complaint for many people, even when they live in a sun-drenched country such as Australia. Vitamin D deficiency has become such a problem that doctors are now recommending an annual test and supplementation may be warranted for some people year round.Continue reading Sunshine good for health
In the six years since Bill first wrote this, not much has changed except we, as consumers, are becoming better informed and our range of choices has expanded.Continue reading Most skincare chemicals were first developed for industrial use
Do you know that every day you take over 21,000 breaths? That is 21,000 opportunities for toxic chemicals in the environment to enter your body ‚Äì 21,000 times your body has to cope with a potential chemical load that is in addition to what you eat.Continue reading Breathing wellness
Have you ever checked what cleaning chemicals your children’s school routinely uses to clean classrooms, toilets and general traffic areas? Large cleaning tasks such as public buildings and, of course, schools often use strong, chemical-laden cleaning products for an efficient clean that meets stipulated hygiene standards.Continue reading A cleaner school environment
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 by law, infants bedding and sleepwear must be treated.Continue reading Low fire danger clothing may be high chemical danger clothing
It’s always a red flag for me when I read an ingredients label and it contains warnings such as ‘Use only in well ventilated room’, ‘Harmful if swallowed’ and ‘Seek poisons advice’.Continue reading The problem with fabric softener
Whether you are buying conventional produce or organic, it is important to thoroughly wash all fruit and vegetables before you prepare or consume.Continue reading Why wash produce?
There is no doubt that cooking at home gives you the best possible control over chemicals and additives in your diet. But occasionally it’s fun to go out to eat and, when we do, we are a little at the mercy of the ingredient choices made by kitchen staff.Continue reading Cooking at home helps manage chemical exposure