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Beauty is more than skin deep

There’s a 3 minute video been released by Dove which is very touching. They arranged for a sketch artist to draw women as they describe themselves. Then the artist draws again, but as someone else describes the person. It’s a

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Could your antibacterial soap give you a heart attack?

US researchers from the University of California have performed a study on the chemical triclosan (note, the article we link to spells this wrong as triplosan), found in most commercial antibacterial products, could be linked to muscle impairment in humans,

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School sunscreen ban leads to hospitalisation

Apparently, in Washington, sunscreen is banned in schools unless you have a note from a doctor. Reason? Allergic reactions. There are so many great mineral sunscreen products available, this really isn’t a good enough reason to ban ALL of them.

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A Wake Up Story – video

We stumbled upon this YouTube video today, it’s a three and a half minute beautifully presented montage explaining just how many toxins we come in touch with each day of our lives. While it’s geared towards children, we ALL come

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Possible cancer causing ingredients in Coke & Pepsi

If you don’t mind drinking something that can strip the dirt off of coins or clean oil off your driveway, you may not mind that there’s a potential issue with the Caramel used in Coke & Pepsi. Read more….

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Plastic Shopping Bag, the mockumentary

I love it when celebritities lend themselves to causes that aren’t necessarily glamorous. We stumbled upon a fantastically written and well produced mockumentary with the voice of Jeremy Iron¬†- you may know him as the scary guy from Die Hard

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Is cleanliness harming our children?

It seems we’re not the only ones who think the Dettol No-Touch Soap Dispenser is bordering on ridiculous. It has long been suspected that children who are not allowed to get grubby and who are constantly sterilised never get the

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Full body scanners cause cancer

Controversial full-body airport scanners have been found to be just as likely to kill you as a terrorist bomb. An article on news.com.au explains that the greatest concern is if the machines malfunction and deliver a higher dose of radiation.

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Choice demanding BPA (Bisphenol A) be removed from tinned food

It’s refreshing to see the dangers of Bisphenol-A hitting the mainstream media. Consumer advocacy group Choice are demanding that BPA be removed from tinned food that are fed to infants and toddlers in Australia. 38 samples were tested, and of

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Toxic BPA baby bottles being phased out in Australia

It’s a very very small step in a much larger solution, and that’s the widespread selling of toxic baby bottles in Australia. In news released 1st July 2010, a small group of retailers, Wesfarmers, Woolworths, Big W and Aldi will

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