Beauty & hygiene: the benefits of natural products

There are thousands of products on the shelves nowadays which claim to be natural. There are many which beauty salons chose for several of their treatments. But how safe are these products really? And what does the term natural product really mean these days? Companies which produce beauty products often try to find temporary solutions … Continue reading Beauty & hygiene: the benefits of natural products

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The E numbers in your food – what to watch out for

An E number is a reference number given to food additives. We often think that since it was approved in specific food, it must be safe. The E numbers and other food additives can be harmful to the body and cause problems particularly in people with high sensitivity and those who suffer from allergies. Adults … Continue reading The E numbers in your food – what to watch out for

Parabens – read the label.

Parabens are a class of chemicals with a similar molecular structure, widely used as preservatives by cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Parabens can be found in many household items, including cosmetics, lotions, soaps, toothpaste, shampoos, moisturizers, shaving gels, fragrances, lubricants and many more. Of greatest concern is that parabens are known to disrupt hormone function, an … Continue reading Parabens – read the label.

Pesticides in farming and the effects on human health

Pesticides are substances used in farming to remove pests, which include: insects, unwanted plants (weeds), fungi, microorganisms, mice, birds and fish. Pesticide can be chemical or biological agent (like virus or bacterium). Pesticides are also present in some cleaning products like bleaches and deodorizes, which makes people have contact with them not only through farming. … Continue reading Pesticides in farming and the effects on human health