I’ve always thought that I was pretty clued-up in regard to additives and nasties in personal and home products, however in the last few years my eyes have really been opened to the evils of what surrounds us… chemicals in food, tin cans, baby bottles, containers, shampoo & body wash etc, house cleaning products, toys – the list goes on and on of previously trusted products with potentially hazardous or even carcinogenic ingredients. My house has been purged as much as possible from these silent killers but has it been too late? It feels like every year cancer in its various guises gets closer to us and more and more people that we know are struck down, and younger and younger.
Reading ‘Slow Death By Rubber Duck’ by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie slowdeathbyrubberduck.com earlier this year , amongst other things sent all our children’s bath toys straight into the bin; and subscribing to their Environmental Defence site www.environmentaldefence.ca has us rid of perfume and commonly available body and hair cleaning products. Alas their information covers mainly Canadian and North American companies and I find it almost impossible to glean any equivalent quality Australian-based info.
Let me give you all the information I have found!