Every time I see the ads, the ones with a man standing on his front lawn, proudly holding a gallon of Roundup and smiling triumphantly at his weed-free lawn, it makes my blood boil. Roundup, whose primary active ingredient is glyphosate, is a potent, broad-spectrum herbicide, an extremely dangerous toxin and of all things, an antibiotic, which, in the four decades since its invention, has left behind a global wake of illness and ecological destruction.
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What exactly is environmental health? In short, there is a strong connection between our health and what we’re exposed to in our daily environment. The environment isn’t just the air, rivers, and trees. It includes everything we encounter in our daily lives: It is our homes, workplaces, and schools; stores and restaurants; and even the cosmetics, cleaning supplies, furniture, and electronics that we all use every day. At Beautycounter, we believe that your health shouldn’t be compromised by your environment.
You know pollution isn’t good for you. Scientists have connected it with respiratory problems, birth defects, cancer, and more. But did you know that your exposure to pollution could also make you look older? In 2010, the Journal of Investigative Dermatology published a landmark study connecting pollution to skin aging. Researchers examined 400 Caucasian women aged 70 to 80 years, and gave them scores based on how much their skin had aged.
While it may seem like a modern invention, “aquaculture,” has been around for ages – man has been “farming” fish in net enclosures, ponds, vats, urns and even woven baskets for thousands of years. More recently though, say within the last few decades, worldwide demand has exploded and farming fish has grown just as rapidly, evolving into a multi-billion dollar industry. Its mission: to produce more fish quicker, faster, larger and cheaper to meet the insatiable demand for what once seemed a limitless and inexpensive source of protein and good fat.