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Three Big Reasons to NOT use Antibacterial Soaps

Finally!  The FDA has a new position on antibacterial soap: Manufacturers have to show that it’s both safe and more effective than simply washing with conventional soap and water, or they have to take it off the shelves in the next few years.  Now, we just need to worry about getting the right data through all the channels and not let pseudo-science and false facts end up as a “published fact”.  Triclosan...

FDA Sued over Triclosan

The Natural Resources Defense Council released this press release yesterday and all I have to say is, “Hallelujah!” Except it is tragic that it will take them until 2016 to make sure this dangerous endocrine disruptor is removed from consumer products. WASHINGTON (November 22, 2013) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, under a court agreement signed yesterday, will end decades of delay and decide how to...

Cycle of Life

When I was on the beach this morning, I observed a seagull making his breakfast out of a baby loggerhead sea turtle. While watching it can create disturbing thoughts, it made me reflect on Nature’s Recycle Program, which is what many would call the “Cyle of Life” or “Circle of Life”. Sometimes we must stand waaaay back in order to see the big picture of things. Are we focusing too much on the...

Blaboon spotted in Green Jungle

I went to a green “fair” where booths were set up to educate and inform people about the many, many aspects of going green.  Unfortunately, attendance was mediocre, but it was hoped that I would spot some new creatures in the Green Jungle. While picking up a brochure on the latest deal to install solar panels, I became engaged in a conversation with a new creature that I knew required documentation and entry into...

Hippo-Krit spotted in Green Jungle

A large Hippo-Krit was spotted in neighborhood grocery store wearing a T-shirt saying, “love the earth” and a shopping cart with about 10 cases of bottled water. When asked what they needed that much water for, “It’s for the house. We drink a lot of water.” What is a Hippo-Krit? A large creature, which inhabits both land and water. It’s appearance can be misleading… appearing as a...