Tag: skin irritants

Toxic active ingredient in mosquito and insect repellants

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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With a toxic active ingredients called DEET, insect repellant is a must-have for many people during summer. Thanks to some drought-breaking rainfall there is plenty of water laying around providing perfect breeding conditions for insects and mosquitos.

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Toxic but ‘Natural’ Baby Shampoo

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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A leading brand of baby shampoo claims to be 98% derived from natural ingredients. On the surface that sounds good to me but I couldn’t help but wonder what the 2% ingredients that were ‘non-natural’ (ie synthetic and potentially toxic) … Continue reading

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Eczema problems and enzyme washing powder

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Enzyme-based laundry detergents are marketed to us as superior performance stain removers. Enzymes are harvested from micro-organisms such as bacteria and added to many detergents under a range of trade names or disguises.

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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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