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?
Do our diets reflect a supermarket layout or do supermarkets reflect our diet? I am tipping it’s a little of both but when you look at the amount of space dedicated to processed foods compared to that given to fresh foods the lack of balance is very obvious.Continue reading Quick and fresh
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
Food manufactures may use food processing techniques which add chemicals to foods that are not listed on the label. A recent innovation in food packaging is ‘modified atmosphere packaging’ or MAP.Continue reading Food processing techniques can add unlisted chemicals to food
The ‘healthy snack’ aisle in supermarkets seems to get bigger every time I shop. With young children in a family, having quick, healthy bites on hand is often a matter of sanity for a parent.Continue reading Health bars and hyperactivity in children
Here is a quick and ready reckoner that provides an easy to understand classification system for the food additives used today. 100-199 Colours 200-299 Preservatives and Food Acids 300-399 Antioxidants, Mineral Salts and Food Acids 400-499 Emulsifiers, Humectants, Vegetable Gums and Processing Aids 500-599 Anti Caking Agents, Firming Agents, Stabilisers and Processing Aids 600-899 Flavour […]Continue reading How are food additives classified
Label reading is often a fine print exercise. Have you ever squinted to try and decipher the tiny type used in many ingredient labels? Not easy in the bright lights of a big supermarket, with our attention being demanded by an array of other factors ‚Äì including children.Continue reading Label reading – do your homework and start small