Friday, March 28, 2008

Dangerous "organic" products

As reported in the last issue of Organic Bytes, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) found carcinogens in various products misleadingly labeled as "organic" and "natural". Several brand name "natural manufacturers" like Jason’s, Nature's Gate, and Kiss My Face, among others, labelled their products as “organic,” despite the fact that a number of their products tested positive for the cancer-causing synthetic ingredient 1,4-Dioxane, including . The OCA is demanding that these companies reformulate their products to remove petrochemicals and 1,4 -Dioxane or else remove "organic" label claims from their packaging. Offending

To avoid tainted products, OCA recommends that consumers look for the “USDA Organic” seal on body care products and cosmetics. If you don't see the seal, it may not be truly organic.

To see a list of body care and home cleaning products tainted with 1,4-Dioxane, as well as a consumer guide for finding safe personal care products, go here:

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Painkillers, other drugs found in drinking water

Drink up! Six to eight glasses of pure water daily - don't wait until you are thirsty as you are already dehydrated by then.

The above is one of the points mentioned in our "Drink Up" e-bulletin back in November. In that e-bulletin we discussed tap water vs bottled vs filtering. We received many emails from subscribers who were confused and wondering what direction to take.

It's really a personal choice, and I'm sure you'll still be as confused as before once you read the CBC article.

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Subscriber Review

The following is a review from one of Pure Know How's subscribers.

brand: Green Beaver

product: Lavender Volumizing Conditioner

cost: $8.95

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

The conditioner has a lovely thick texture, but still rinses out
easily. I have straight, fine to medium thick hair, and it leaves my
hair feeling very soft - not weighed down and greasy, or dried out.
This is as good as expensive salon products I've used in the past, but
doesn't have all harsh chemicals/perfumes/dyes, and it's locally made.
I love it!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Warning: Toddler pear juices may contain arsenic

Just read a CBC story that is warning parents that there child’s pear juice my contain arsenic.

"The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaws Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain pear juices for toddlers as they may be contaminated with arsenic."

So please check you pear juice at home.

For story can be found on CBC

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