Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Not All Stainless Steel Thermal Containers Are Created Equal

Guess what? 
Not all stainless steel thermal containers are created equal.
You might already know that you want to avoid placing hot food in plastic thermal containers ( the reason? The heat could cause the plastic to leach worrisome chemicals like BPA, or similar chemicals sometimes found in BPA free plastics, into the food).

You would be correct to, then, opt for a stainless steel thermal container- but guess what?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Non-Toxic Beauty Products Available at Target NOW! Run Don't Walk!

Beautycounter for Target is here! 

 I made a Target run last night  and ran into the Beautycounter for Target display at our local City Target. They have some nice options available at much lower prices ( smaller sizes too);  there really are no excuses not to try safe beauty products - i mean, its available at Target!

Remind me- Why is Beautycounter a good brand to try?

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Antibacterial Ingredients Banned in Soap - But They're Still in your Toothpaste, Toys, Hand Sanitizer and More

After years of debate, we can finally say bye-bye to antibacterial soap and washes.... but what about antibacterial gels and other products with similar ingredients?   

This past week, the FDA  announced a final rule establishing that over-the-counter antiseptic wash products that  contain any of a list of 20 specifically banned ingredients, including the very popular triclosan  can no longer be sold.

What is the reason for this new ban? 

The FDA issued this ban after concluding that " manufacturers did not demonstrate that (these) ingredients are both safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections."

Adding to this, the director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Janet Woodcock, M.D., said, “In fact, some data suggests that antibacterial ingredients may do more harm than good over the long-term.”