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Chemical additives in pet foods effect health

The pet food market in Australia, in 2003, was worth over $1.2 billion. Of the 7.5 million households in Australia, 63% own pets so that equates to big business for manufacturers. In recent years, pet foods have been marketed to us in increasingly ‘human’ ways. They promote vitamins and minerals, fibre and other health promoting properties that we would regard as valuable for our beloved pets. Read More…

Mascara – a list of chemicals that may surprise you

Mascara has an ingredient list that includes a range of chemicals: Petroleum distillates, shellac, acrylates (strong irritants), phenylmercuric acetate (preservative made from benzenes and mercury that can cause blisters, skin irritation and allergic reactions), parabens (hormone disrupters, allergens), quaternium-22 (preservative, allergen), quaternium-15 (eye irritant) and pentaerythrityl (resin additive made from formaldehyde). Read More…

‘Scorecard’ reveals the truth about toxic loads

Have you notices that some entries in The Chemical Maze list potential effects with the term ‘Scorecard’ after them (see formaldehyde for an example)? Scorecard spotlights the top polluters in the US and ranks states and countries by pollutant releases. You can visit their website and access a range of information such as: Read More…

Sulphites a trigger for eczema

A sensitivity to sulphites can be a major trigger of eczema, asthma and a host of respiratory-type illnesses. This allergy to preservatives is more common than we think. Whether ingested through food or medicines or applied to skin in a personal care product, sulphites can be an ingredient of ‘concern’ for adults and children alike. Read More…

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