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Archive for May, 2013

For most people, the word formaldehyde conjures up memories of grade 10 biology and the pungent scent of preserved frogs. It has a toxic reputation and lurks in some fairly dodgy places – smog, car fumes, tobacco smoke and embalming fluids. Formaldehyde is commercially produced from petroleum and used in the manufacturing of many items: crease-resistant fabrics, automobiles, plywood, carpet, sanitary paper products, paints, insulation, antiseptics, vaccines and medications. What was once used exclusively as an antiseptic or animal preservative has become a billion dollar industry finding uses in thousands of products. MORE…

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What is acne? (infographic)

Found a fabulous infographic about acne from Besskincare.com. Enjoy!

What Is Acne (And What To Do About It)?

 

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Toxic Triclosan

Germs, germs, germs: I think we can safely say that we are obsessed with them (some more than others). We do everything we can to avoid them with our anti-bacterial hand sanitizers, soaps, sprays and wipes. There’s definitely something to be said about cleanliness and the prevention of disease but we may have we gone too far in our attempts to create sterile environments.   more…

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Aaaah spring. Time to open the windows and get that stagnant winter air out of our homes. We make lists and lofty goals to get our windows cleaned, baseboards washed and ceiling fans dusted. Spring cleaning is a labour of love for many of us with a fresh start to entering a season of balmy, breezy days. This is the time to rid our homes of the allergens and toxins that have accumulated over the winter—not put them back in with commercial cleaning products. more…

 

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