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Toxic Chemicals in Hand Sanitizer

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Hand washing with soap is considered the first line of defense for hygiene, but when that option isn’t available, hand sanitizers are a big help. The first thing to consider when shopping for hand sanitizer is the active ingredient, which is the ingredient that performs the sanitizing.

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#ChemicalCallout: Siloxanes and Silanes

 

Siloxanes and Silanes graphicWhat Are They?

Siloxanes are synthetically manufactured chemical compounds that serve as building blocks of silicones. Silanes are modified silicon compounds. (more…)

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Made Safe Can Be a Solution to the Chemical Conundrum, If We Let It.

 
Concerned about chemicals graphicBY AMY ZIFF

On February 9th, the New York Times published an article on cosmetics safety written by their Editorial Board – representing the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. The piece aptly noted that there is a problem in the U.S. with harmful ingredients in cosmetics products. For any of my followers, this news is certainly not new, but it’s nice to see mainstream attention to an issue I’m so passionate about. The board argued for strong legislation in response to the problem, and said it’s the only response.

But I say, not so fast…

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