In my wanderings through sites about toxic ingredients I've found a couple more helpful places for you to find information and support. This one is from Novia Scotia -- don't let that throw you. Toxic chemicals are the same no matter where you live (and breathe). I like this site. It's clear, easy to use and has kick-ass information. Also, it aims to provide hope and help, two things we certainly can use.
Everyday, most North Americans use beauty and cleaning products which contain hazardous ingredients. How can you find the products which are least toxic, among the thousands of products on store shelves?
The objective of this site is to:
- Provide information about potential health risks of commonly used products.
- Help identify less toxic alternatives for personal care, household cleaning, baby care, and household pest control.
- Provide information to help you evaluate products not in this Guide in order to choose the safest ones for your needs.
“Chemicals have replaced bacteria and viruses as the main threat to health. The diseases we are beginning to see as the major causes of death in the latter part of (the 1900's) and into the 21st century are diseases of chemical origin.”
Dr. Dick Irwin, Toxicologist, Texas A&M University