Ever since I found out thermal paper (used for receipts) contains BPA, I started actively declining receipts as much as possible. I remember taking my toddler to Costco on a shopping trip, and the employees at the exit would check the receipt, draw a smile on the back and hand the receipt to my daughter. […]
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Toxic chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products are one of my biggest beefs. You can find my compiled list of toxic chemicals to avoid in a previous post. Endocrine disrupters and carcinogens are often found in our personal care products. Environmental Defence has recently released a report on the Canadian cosmetics industry, and the “Big […]
Since I have pretty nasty eczema on my hands (when people notice it, they say things like “did you burn yourself” and “what happened to your hand?”), I’ve been trying a truckload of different lotions and moisturizers to try to help with it. How do you go about choosing green skincare? It’s pretty overwhelming out there, and […]
There are some great resources out there for finding the answers to the question: How toxic is my stuff? Here are a few that I have come across.
The choice to live a greener lifestyle is often daunting and complicated. There are so many toxins and chemicals in our world that it seems impossible to get away from them. Some people may say, “Why bother? You can’t get away from everything.” The new report released by Environmental Defence called Pre-Polluted: A report on toxic […]