Dangerous Chemicals

Coral Killer

Mahalo, Hawai’i! Hopeful Florida and Australia will soon do likewise and ban sunscreens with these toxic ingredients. https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/05/03/hawaii-approves-ban-on-sunscreen-believed-to-kill-coral-reefs/#685b71752eb7

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Piping Polyethylene

Just the thought of a hot cup of coffee “brewed” through heated plastic is revolting. https://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/keurig-tells-people-recycle-their-coffee-pods-city-says-dont.html

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Derma Don’t

From HuffPo article: The dermatologists agreed that scented products in general can irritate the skin, and said they avoid using products with added fragrances. “No perfume; it has to be…

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Here’s Your Sign

This is where Shane’s thoughtful nurses found and printed that great sign. Linda at Seriously “Sensitive” To Pollution has a couple other versions as well. Thank you, Linda!!! https://lindasepp.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/fragrance-free-door-signs/amp/

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NurSign

This is wonderfully the opposite of our sis-in-law, an OR nurse, telling us we should just be locked in a room with every chemical ever made until we got over…

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Homebound Home-cooking

And on CNN, “Scientists also suspect that the chemicals can disrupt hormones and may cause fertility problems. They’ve connected them to childhood obesity, asthma, neurological problems, cardiovascular issues and even…

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Way To Go, Washington!

Hooray for the state where our precious friend Shari lives! This is great news. Washington becomes first state to ban non-stick chemicals in food packaging

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Smoking Scents

Yowza!!! (Also, not surprised.) “Regular use of cleaning sprays has an impact on lung health comparable with smoking a pack of cigarettes every day, according to a new study“ Using…

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Kristof Goes Interactive

Another outstanding article by Nicholas Kristof, and this one has a cool interactive feature on everyday exposures. Let us know how many and/or which ones you had to select. It…

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Polluting Pruitt Strikes Again

“The Environmental Protection Agency under the Trump administration and Scott Pruitt is not so concerned about the effects of chemical exposure on children. At least that’s the message sent by…

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