Ever wondered why people are making such a big fuss about toxins in this and that? Why do itty bitty amounts of harsh cleansers and fragrances in shampoos, or minute pesticide residues in food, or trace amounts of chemicals that seep into our water, really matter?
In fact, forget the why. Perhaps the better question is do they even matter?
This is a video that I’ve been aching to show you all ever since the Baby Purity Conference back in October.
Grab a hot cup of something and sit down for 20 minutes to watch this engaging and extremely worthwhile video (while you’re at it, ask your husband to watch it, too- Ryan and I watched it together a few nights ago and he said it made an impression on him).
This video was put together by EWG (Environmental Working Group), an incredible non-profit organization, dedicated to researching toxic chemicals and contaminants, informing us (the consumers and parents) of what they are finding, telling us how to avoid these toxins and even lobbying to help change legislature and put protective bills into place (in the USA, where they are based, though most of their information and research is entirely relevant to those who live outside the USA as well).
Sometimes I am so grateful that there are others out there, doing the research so that I don’t have to. I’m a busy mom, and I simply can’t read up on every new toxic chemical or brand of toothpaste or how to keep my baby as safe as possible. I wish I could, but I can’t.
If you’ve never done so before, please check out their incredible resources:
Skin Deep Beauty Database (an extensive database of most major brands of toiletries and beauty products, their ingredients and their safety levels)
Their Website (full of research articles, pollution solutions and more)
Enviroblog (where they keep us up-to-date on the latest news on environmental and health related concerns)