Monday, August 4, 2008

A Touch of the News

  • School fundraisers go green trading candy bars and magazines for greener things- "...fair-trade coffee, metal water bottles, hand-made soaps, and recycled-content wrapping paper"
  • Questions have been raised over the safety of sunscreen, especially those that contain oxybenzone. More research needs to be done to prove one way or the other if it is harmful, but for now, I'm sticking with my Badger Sunscreen
  • Natural insecticides containing pyrethrins (and the synthetic pyrethroids) were supposed to be safer according to the EPA, but are actually responsible for 1/4 of all pesticide related health problems.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Eww, scary about the pyrethrin. We've got that in our organic combat cabinet. We've had massive issues with stink bugs & that's the only thing for them. They have no natural enemies &, other than hand harvesting them by the thousands to plop into soapy water, it is the only* alternative. Looks like I need to do some homework. Thanks for the link over to Grist.