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Even though this spring may not feel very different from our exceptionally warm winter, it’s still time to do a little spring cleaning. But be careful – cleaning products are actually among the most significant sources of exposure to toxic … Continue reading
Mornings are busy, chaotic, and rushed, so it’s no wonder that eating a hearty breakfast ends up being a low priority in most homes. The appearance of breakfast in bar form sought to address the challenge of the hectic morning, … Continue reading
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s pretty hard to resist the temptation of chocolate, whether you receive it as a gift or enjoy it as an indulgence for yourself. In fact, over $1 billion worth of chocolate … Continue reading
No other holiday holds a candle to Thanksgiving when it comes to preparing a special meal. Each of us has our own tradition for eats on the fourth Thursday of November, but for the majority, it will include roast turkey, … Continue reading
“Personal care product” is an umbrella term for all beauty and hygiene products. The idiom is an ironic one; while the title implies that these products contribute to our health and well-being, it is now widely understood that personal care … Continue reading
This month in Chicago, consumers have been conveying their distaste for genetically modified foods outside a Whole Foods Market. Surprising? Not when you learn more about how we’ve been handling genetic modification of crops in the United States. According to … Continue reading
Yesterday, Gary Taubes demonized sugar in the New York Times. Like Taubes, I will point out that “sugar” means cane sugar, beet sugar, brown sugar, honey, high fructose corn syrup, evaporated cane juice and the dozens of other caloric sweeteners … Continue reading
Above are two images that illustrate the ingredient exposure resulting from two different approaches to shopping for personal care products. Both images are based on sixteen products that are pretty standard in a woman’s daily beauty routine.
Made using Google nGrams, the chart above tracks the frequency four ingredients (high fructose corn syrup, triclosan, bisphenol A, and phthalates) are mentioned in published books. These four ingredients have been associated with negative health effects (and FYI, they all … Continue reading