Chemicals in our Lives

Chemicals have played a major role in building the modern world. They have also played a major role in trashing the Earth and the lives of humans – especially the youngest and the poorest. But neither can we manage life today without chemicals. So this section focuses on a complex issue: balancing the use of chemicals with personal and planetary well-being.

In order to figure out how we can do this balancing act, we need to first of all understand the nature of chemicals in our food, personal care products and many other things we use. So presented here are a range of resources to learn as well as to come to conclusion as to how we can protect ourselves.

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Red List for Cosmetics

Red List for Cosmetics

Check out this collection of posters made by the campaign for safe cosmetics! Each poster lists the chemicals to look out for when shopping for shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser, anti-aging creams, skin lighteners, sunscreen and make-up items like blush, eye shadow, face powder and hair colour. All these chemicals are proven to be toxic and should not be part of our daily use at all.

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The toxic chemicals in our homes could increase Covid-19 threat

The toxic chemicals in our homes could increase Covid-19 threat

This is a brief piece on the mind-boggling array of chemicals we house in our homes. From our food to our cosmetics, there are known harmful contaminants in a lot of the stuff we buy as ‘essentials’. This article lists some of these everyday hormone-disrupting chemicals, their sources and how they affect our immune system’s defenses; and thereby our ability to survive not just Covid-19 but many other infections.

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What Toxic Chemicals Are in Your Room?

What Toxic Chemicals Are in Your Room?

By Dr. Mercola Wondering whether your son or daughter will be able to successfully complete the required coursework may no longer be your biggest worry when sending your child off to college. New studies suggest dorm life may be more hazardous than you might expect...

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