I just wanted to share a few follow-up links that I have come across since writing my last post, Toxic Bodies .
First, one commenter, Lembit, shared a link to an iPhone app called the Chemical Maze , that will list the preservatives and additives in your food and cosmetics.
Next, a Facebook friend of mine linked a NY Times Op-Ed today that related to the post. You can read it here . The article gave a stat that I was looking for when writing my post, but couldn't find. Here it is
“Only a few hundred of the more than 80,000 chemicals in use in the United States have been tested for safety,” the report says. It adds: “Many known or suspected carcinogens are completely unregulated.”
That's scary stuff.
Finally, that article linked some great resources for finding out about the chemicals in your environment. The first is the Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database . I mentioned it last year - it's a wonderful resource that I always use when researching new cosmetics I would like to try.
The other link is to HealthyStuff.org , a site that ranks popular household items for children and pets based on their toxicity.