Tag: Toxic

Home Safe

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. … Continue reading

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Is your drycleaner a health hazard?

Posted on 16 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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?

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Sunshine good for health

Posted on 15 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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Breathing wellness

Posted on 7 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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A cleaner school environment

Posted on 2 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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 … Continue reading

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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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Most skin care does not care at all

Posted on 31 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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When you consider how many thousands of untested, yet irritating, chemicals make their way into the daily assortment of skincare products we use, it becomes obvious that using the word ‘care’ is a bit of a misnomer.

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Quick label checks

Posted on 30 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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When you are pressed for time, reading labels and trying to decipher the ingredients in any one product may seem a time-consuming task. There is a quick ‘rule of thumb’ that is worth remembering when you assess a products suitability … Continue reading

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The problem with fabric softener

Posted on 26 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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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’.

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Ingredients aren’t the only chemicals in foods

Posted on 11 January 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Reading ingredient labels to hunt down and avoid harmful chemicals is important if you wish to eat well and be well. It is a skill that gets easier over time and actually makes your shopping experience much simpler as it … Continue reading

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