The chemicals in your cosmetics aren’t regulated

Lately I’ve been grappling with an ethical quandary—about my hair. (These mermaid waves don’t come for free.) Every few months, I go to the salon for a chemical straightening process that—in addition to costing lots of actual money—could be putting the health of...

Lead Is Far Worse Than We Know

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nearly 535,000 children between 1 and 5 years of age, have blood lead levels high enough to damage their health; 24 million homes contain lead-based paint and elevated levels of contaminated house...

What Are We Breathing?

Perfumes from natural sources have been around since time immemorial. A perfume maker was discovered on a 1200 BCE Cuneiform tablet in Babylonian Mesopotamia. [Wikipedia] Perfumery existed in the ancient Indus civilization (3300 BCE – 1300 BCE), while Ayurveda texts...