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A Peek Behind Disposable Diapers

A Peek Behind Disposable Diapers

Since the first 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years of a child’s life is spent in diapers, I think it’s important for parents to know exactly what diapers are made from and their effects on children’s health. When it comes to choosing your child’s diapers, there are few options out there – one is a polyethylene-plastic-dyes-glues-sodium polyacrylate disposable diaper and the other is a cotton reusable diaper which you can get from a diaper service or … Read entire article »

Filed under: Consumer Products, Featured, Health

The cocktail of chemicals in milk

The cocktail of chemicals in milk

by David Derbyshire A glass of milk can contain a cocktail of up to 20 painkillers, antibiotics and growth hormones, scientists have shown. Using a highly sensitive test, they found a host of chemicals used to treat illnesses in animals and people in samples of cow, goat and human breast milk. The doses of drugs were far too small to have an effect on anyone drinking them, but the results highlight how man-made … Read entire article »

Filed under: Consumer Products, Drugs, Food

Deodorant – Is There Danger Lurking Within?

Deodorant – Is There Danger Lurking Within?

You just got out of the shower and reached for your favorite deodorant. You like it because it smells nice and it keeps your underarms dry and odor free. You’ve used it for a long time. But did you ever read the ingredients on the label and wonder about the safety of the almost unpronounceable chemicals listed in the too tiny to read print? If not, you’re like most people. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Consumer Products