Tag Archive: Plastics

20 Ways to Detox Your Home

20 Ways to Detox Your Home

Many of us have done a detox in order to eliminate internal toxins from our body, but how many of us do anything about the toxins in our own homes? Common household and body-care products are increasingly being found to have negative health effects on the nervous and immune systems, on our reproductive systems and on our endocrine, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Here's 20 tips to resolve these toxins...

Glass Jars

Keep it Glassy: 3 Reasons To Ditch Plastic,
Even the BPA-free Stuff

Even though the health dangers associated with bisphenol A (BPA) have been known for more than 70 years, it wasn’t until recently that manufacturers began ditching the stuff due to rising public awareness. For consumers, among the chief concerns was BPA’s estrogen-mimicking effects which, in addition to throwing off the body’s natural hormone balance, was linked to a cavalcade of health problems, including reproductive issues, birth defects, breast cancer, heart and liver disease and neurological disorders.

Kyra Sedgwick on BPA and Plastics

Kyra Sedgwick and I discuss plastics and BPA. Plastics can cause erectile dysfunction and other bodily harm. Kyra helps explain why plastics are harmful, the real meaning of microwave safe, and how you can avoid hurting your body.

The Story of Bottled Water

The Story of Bottled Water, released 2 years ago on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.