Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Everything's Toxic, So What Do We Do About It?

Spotted this video at eatingbeautiful.com - a terrific blog I recently discovered. This vid is the perfect little bite sized wrap on why we all need to start paying more attention not just to way we put in our bodies, but what we put ON them as well. My favorite part is around 4:20 when it's pointed out that companies slap a pink ribbon on products to so-called support breast cancer awareness, meanwhile they refused to remove cancer-causing chemicals from their products. It's ridiculous!

The one thing I disagree with is the portion that suggests the solution to removing all the toxic chemicals from our personal care products is via legislation. I think the government is a rusted old machine that isn't nearly nimble enough to catch up to the toxicity crisis - even if it wanted to! Rather, I believe we should all "vote" with our dollars/euros/yuans and choose products and companies committed to using harm-free ingredients. Check out CosmeticsDatabase.com for an excellent, searchable database of products and their toxicity levels. You can also search ingredients and find out why they might be dangerous.

See the full "Story of Stuff" below.

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