How dangerous is your morning routine?

2 Sep

This month No Waste Wednesdays will be focusing on hygiene & beauty products.

You may not know it, but many of the products that are available to us in stores are filled with toxic ingredients; chemicals which are poisonous to us as well as to the earth.

“A dab of this and a spritz of that can quickly turn your morning routine into a chemical bath.  The average adult uses nine personal care products a day, containing a grand total of 126 chemicals ingredients…” according to the EWG, Environmental Working Group, “only about 11% have been tested for safety.” (taken from Ecoholic by Adria Vasil).

A lot of these chemicals have been linked to cancers, fertility problems and other health issues and yet they are in our tooth pastes, deoderants, soaps, hair sprays, creams, etc.

Here’s a video to watch by Annie Leonard from “the story of stuff” that talks about how we are being exposed to some of these toxins:

Check out this list of the top 8 ingredients to watch out for!

Stay tuned this month for more info and guest authors on our journey for safer products!


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