What's Lurking In The Products Around Your Home?

Written By Sarah Klein (Huffington Post)

What's lurking in your household products? According to a recent study of more than 200 cleaning and personal care products, troublesome estrogen-mimicking chemicals linked with hormone disruption.

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What’s In My Deodorant? - Part One

Written by Hugs & Kisslings, Feb 27, 2012

Recently, we’ve had some questions relating to our deodorant. In response, this is the first article in a three part series on why we’ve decided to make our own deodorant and why we think everyone should find a deodorant that's free of Aluminum, Propylene Glycol and Paraben’s.

Propylene Glycol - Part One

Did you know?

  • Propylene Glycol is an ingredient in most deodorants (including most so-called “healthy” deodorants)
  • Propylene Glycol is:

A cosmetic form of mineral oil found in automatic brake and hydraulic fluid and industrial ANTIFREEZE. In the skin and hair, propylene glycol works as a humescent, which causes retention of moisture content of skin or cosmetic products by preventing the escape of moisture or water. The Material Safety Data Sheet(MSDS) warns users to avoid skin contact with propylene glycol as this: strong skin irritant can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage

The question you should be asking is, What’s Anti-Freeze doing in my shampoos, deodorants, cosmetics, lotions and toothpaste?

 Yes, the main ingredient in anti-freeze is in many of the following products.


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CDC Makes False Claims Against Raw Milk

Thanks to the Organic Consumers Association for this informative article.

By Kimberly Hartke 
The Weston A. Price Foundation

WASHINGTON, DC,  In a press release issued yesterday, authors affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control claim that the rate of outbreaks caused by unpasteurized milk and products made from it was 150 times greater than outbreaks linked to pasteurized milk." The authors based this conclusion on an analysis of reports submitted to the CDC from 1993 to 2006.

According to the Weston A. Price Foundation, the CDC has manipulated and cherry picked this data to make raw milk look dangerous and to dismiss the same dangers associated with pasteurized milk.

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GMO Crops to be Approved Faster, USDA Says

by Sustainable Food News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to introduce new rules that reduce the time for regulatory reviews of genetically modified (GM) crops by more than 50 percent, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

It currently takes about three years for GM crops to be approved by the agency, the report said. However, American farmers using the biotechnology fear other countries ramping up approval and production of GM crops, including Brazil, could take away market share, said Steve Censky, CEO of the American Soybean Association, Bloomberg reported.

“It is a concern from a competition standpoint,” Censky told Bloomberg.

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What Are GMO's & Are There Health Risks?

What are genetically modified organisms and are there health risks? Find out here:

Written by Jill Ettinger

As GMOs become more prevalent in the U.S. (while most developed countries around the world have bans or serious restrictions on genetically modified foods), more research is also being conducted on the human health risks associated with eating GMOs. Studies have linked GMOs with a rise in food allergies, serious organ damage, nervous system disorders and even certain types of cancer...

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