Tag: Toxic

Genetically modified ingredients may trigger asthma

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Health concerns about the use of genetically modified ingredients in the foods we eat are on the rise. For many people, the lack of hard data to say GM is ‘safe’ is enough to be cautious ‚Äì history has already … Continue reading

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Naphthalene linked to infant blood disorders and brain damage

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Recent research has confirmed that it is not safe to dress babies in clothes that have been stored in naphthalene, a key ingredient in mothballs. Naphthalene is not a banned ingredient in Australia but experts are now calling for any … Continue reading

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Is dental floss healthy?

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Dental floss is probably one of those products you don’t give much thought to. We buy it and use it regularly, but how it is made is one of those manufacturing questions you’ve never thought about. Dental floss is typically … Continue reading

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How to remove additives one step at a time

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Remove the allergy-inducing MSG from your diet and you may just find yourself removing a whole raft of other potentially toxic ingredients at the same time. The cheaper the product or the more bulk you are getting for your dollar … Continue reading

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Preserving water is a toxic challenge for cosmetic manufacturers

If one of the ingredients in your makeup item is water (and the chances of this are very high), then that product will need to also contain some sort of preservative. Water, in any form, will harbour a range of … Continue reading

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Toxicity of lipstick something to consider

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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A woman might eat as much as 3 kilograms of lipstick in a lifetime ‚Äì that’s the equivalent of 12 sticks of butter and about the average size of a newborn baby. Toxic effects in our bodies can build over … Continue reading

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BHA preservative linked to asthma

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Asthma sufferers should look for BHA on ingredients labels. Butylate Hydroxyanisole (BHA) is a preservative that is used to keep food from changing colour, changing flavour, or becoming rancid. Butylated Hydroxyanisole (E320) is contained in meats, butter, chewing gums, nuts … Continue reading

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Are Mineral face powders a natural cosmetic product?

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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The most significant advancement for the natural cosmetic products industry over the past few years has undoubtedly been mineral face powders. But like any cosmetic product, natural or not, the use of potentially toxic ingredients by manufactures requires us to … Continue reading

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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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Ammonia free – the best hair colouring option

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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A hair colour at the salon should be a pampering treat but did you know the ammonia used as an active ingredient in most commercial hair color preparations is also used in explosives manufacturing, toilet cleaners and cigarettes? Ammonia hydroxide … Continue reading

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