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 … Continue readingContinue reading Sunshine good for health
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 readingContinue 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 … Continue readingContinue reading Low fire danger clothing may be high chemical danger clothing
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.Continue reading Most skin care does not care at all
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
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 readingContinue reading Ingredients aren’t the only chemicals in foods