Consumer Products’ Synthetic Chemicals

 

Here’s a report about chemicals in everyday consumer products that are proving to be seriously detrimental to our health … including leading to early death.  I’ll add comments afterwards.

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Synthetic chemical in consumer

products linked to early

death, study finds

 

By Sandee LaMotte

CNN

October 12, 2021

 

Synthetic chemicals called phthalates, found in hundreds of consumer products such as food storage containers, shampoo, makeup, perfume and children’s toys, may contribute to some 91,000 to 107,000 premature deaths a year among people ages 55 to 64 in the United States, a new study found.… Keep reading

Eating Plastic

“Sustainable Living” encompasses so much, it’s difficult to know what to do as an individual in order to have the most positive outcome.  Here’s a well-researched article focused on specific actions we can each take to improve our health as well as that of our environment. Comments added afterwards.

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Here’s What Happens When You Eat From Plastic Containers

Darlena Cunha

EcoWatch

Jul. 01, 2021

 

Drinking water is supposed to be good for you, but what happens when you diligently carry that disposable water bottle around all day, to remind yourself to take a sip?… Keep reading

Bottled Water Ecosystem Impact

“Water is Destiny” is a recurring phrase in sustainability.  Without sufficient water, we can’t produce the food we need.  And our very bodies are made up mostly of water, such that dehydration leads to major ailments.  Recalling western movies in which ranchers often fought for water rights, we’re seeing the same situation between nations.  Here’s a report that takes the water shortage phenomenon to our personal scale.  I’ll add comments afterwards.

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Environmental impact of bottled water ‘up to 3,500 times greater than tap water’

 

Researchers in Barcelona also found

impact of bottled water on ecosystems was

1,400 times higher than that of tap water

 

Joey Grostern

The Guardian

5 Aug 2021

 

The impact of bottled water on natural resources is 3,500 times higher than for tap water, scientists have found.… Keep reading

Eating for Sustainable Living

Well, NOAA reports that the CO2 level is now higher than it’s been in 800,000 years.  Certainly I can think of ways to reduce my contribution to that number.  But I feel as though my efforts might be analogous to the impact of a flea on an elephant’s behind.  However, as “Sustainable Living” includes both longevity and our quality-of-life experience, here’s a report about proven food habits we can all follow that will have a direct, measurable, and positive effect on our lives. … Keep reading

Coming Climate Change Impacts

We’ve all been inundated with climate information, with a variety of pro’s and con’s.  We know, for a fact, that unprecedented amounts of wildfires are raging in many places of the world – even in Siberia!  I’m in southeastern Virginia, and we’ve had no wildfires here.  But for me to pretend that it could never happen here is foolish!

I hate putting out information that may have a “doom & gloom” quality, as opposed to information about what we can each do to enjoy a better quality-of-life experience and contribute to a healthier planet. … Keep reading