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Leave The Receipts Behind

Except for business purposes I suppose I’ll start leaving the receipts behind. I’m notorious for having piles of them! Every time I read an article like this one from the New York Times I’m saddened, and angered. I’m reminded of the lives that have ended too soon and the ones that are still struggling to survive. I think of how different life could be if we only knew and changed these things sooner. I think of the family members and friends I’ve lost all too soon most likely do to a lack of knowledge and action. Seeing this information get out into the mainstream makes me happy! It gives me hope that my kids, kids may have less of a raw deal and a better quality of life. We must keep learning, we must keep acting for the betterment of society as a whole.

IN recent weeks, two major medical organizations have issued independent warnings about toxic chemicals in products all around us. Unregulated substances, they say, are sometimes linked to breast and prostate cancer, genital deformities, obesity, diabetes and infertility.

For now, experts say the best approach is for people to try to protect themselves. Especially for women who are pregnant or may become pregnant, and for young children, try to eat organic, reduce the use of plastics, touch cash register receipts as little as possible, try to avoid flame-retardant couches and consult the consumer guides at ewg.org.

For full details please read the rest of the article.

Image found at http://www.anh-usa.org/bpa-in-cash-register-receipts-still-poisoning-americans/

Common Preservative in Personal Care Products Linked to Breast Cancer | EWG

Low levels of chemical preservatives widely used in cosmetics, shampoos, skin lotions and other personal care products may be linked to breast cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

Source: Common Preservative in Personal Care Products Linked to Breast Cancer | EWG

In the meantime, consumers should avoid long-chain parabens – butylparaben, propylparaben, isopropylparaben and isobutylparaben – by reading product labels and using EWG’s Skin Deep® to find products with safer ingredients.