"If we are to teach compassion for all life
in this world, and if we are to carry on
a real campaign against cruelty, and against
the destruction of our environment, we
have to begin with reaching children."
~ Betsy Seeton
CANCER CAUSING AGENTS IN KIDS BATH PRODUCTS and FORMALDEHYDE HIDING IN COMMON PRODUCTS WE MIGHT USE EVERY DAY
This is a two year old plus report, but it's news to me. My radar is turned up these days as I become more aware of the toxins and pesticides in our food and all around us.
By Rachel Cernansky, Planet Green
Everyone knows formaldehyde exists, but not everyone knows they probably come into contact with it on a daily basis, if not several times a day.
So here’s a list of some of the more surprising places you might find this “probable carcinogen,” which can have multiple adverse effects on the body.
Children’s Bath Products
A 2009 report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that 23 of 28 baby products tested contained formaldehyde.
The Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetics Database has all kinds of baby shampoos and soaps listed as potentially containing formaldehyde.
Including a highly popular hair-smoothing treatment, the “Brazilian Blowout.” Hair gels and other personal products also contain formaldehyde.Nail Polish
The Environmental Working Group also lists several brands of nail polish and other cosmetic products that contain formaldehyde.
Formaldehyde is just one of many highly-questionable ingredients in many major toothpaste brands. (Triclosan is another.)
Soap and Body Wash
Products like liquid soap, including dish soap, and some body washes also contain formaldehyde.
And Around the House
Formaldehyde is often an ingredient in glue commonly used for woodworking, veneer and some lamination work. It’s also said to be in some insulation, plywood, and other building materials.
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/6-surprising-places-formaldehyde-hides.html#ixzz1LF1ld1B5
By Betsy Seeton
"If we are to teach compassion for all life in this world, and if we are to carry on a real campaign against cruelty, and against the destruction of our
environment, we have to begin with reaching children."
-- Betsy Seeton
One of the best places to nurture the kind of change our world needs, is involving, teaching, and inspiring children. FOR ALL THE ANIMALS offers paid positions for young children ages 8 to 18 who can research, investigate and write about animals and nature. We also want young artists, filmmakers and photographers to apply. Children 7 years old and younger can be our interns.
I imagine a better world when what people value has more to do with what they love doing than about what money can buy. Going after your passions and leading a life inspired by them is central to what drives my own life and is something I encourage others to experience.
"The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious,
awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."
~ Henry Miller ~
"By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.
Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being to those who are on the road with you, and
accept as something precious what comes back to you from them."
~ Albert Schweitzer
"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."