Parabens – They Are Everywhere & A Concern
When I started writing my book, Chemical-Free Skin Health, I thought I would mention Parabens as a side comment in the chapter on the Dirty Dozen Chemicals in most skincare products. Yes, about 95% of every skincare product produced has a bacteriacide that goes by many names. Most are listed on product labels as Methyl-Paraben or something with paraben in the name. I was speaking at a conference and was attacked by a person in the audience because they claimed that parabens were not harmful in the small amount used in a product. True that…
Don’t Freak Out. Its Mostly Good Bacteria. Keys DIY
This Keys DIY is actually a great science project for kids to learn about bacteria in their environment. Make bacteria handprints instead of paint? Curious, read more!
FDA Taking Closer Look at ‘Antibacterial’ Soap
"New data suggest that the risks associated with long-term, daily use of antibacterial soaps may outweigh the benefits," Rogers says. There are indications that certain ingredients in these soaps may contribute to bacterial resistance to antibiotics, and may have unanticipated hormonal effects that are of concern to FDA.