Green Living Workshop update week 13 2008
Sustainable Works Green Living Workshops,
There are 3 workshops currently running:
Virginia Avenue Park
2200 Virginia Avenue
2936 Main Street
Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Week 4 CHEMICALS 3/22, 3/25, 3/26
Next Week TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL 3/29, 4/1, 4/2
read TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL
3 CHEMICALS Solutions
LIFE STYLE SURVEYS!!! (The After SW Columns)
Take a look at the best resource available for finding out the safety of your daily hygiene products. The Environmental Working Group, who put together the Skin Deep website, is a terrific resource for information regarding environmental health.
DIY Cleaning Products
Consumer Reports' GreenerChoices.org lists several simple recipes for making cleaners at home using familiar household ingredients. See all the recipes.
Alternative Household Product Recipes
PBS web video documenting the Phthalates issue as an example of the safer EU standards versus the more dangerous US standards.
Center for Investigative Reporting: About the book "Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power "
Carcinogenic 1,4-Dioxane Found in Leading "Organic" Brand Personal Care Products from Organic Consumers AssociationPopular 'green' products test positive for toxicant
LA Times article interviewing corporate representatives regarding the 1,4-dioxane
from the Organic Consumers Association
Cosmetics are carefully regulated by the FDA
▶ The FDA does not conduct or require independent pre-market
safety testing of new products or chemicals. The cosmetics
and personal care products industry must provide
its own safety testing.
▶ Companies are industry allowed to provide data to the FDA
regarding the safety of their own product ingredients by
funding scientific review boards comprised of doctors and
toxicologists which they select. In this way, companies seeking
to profit from products may influence the selection of
.study results submitted to the FDA submits.
▶ Once a product is on the market, the burden of legal proof
required for its removal is extremely high.
▶ Since cancer and birth defects are often latent occurrences,
it is difficult if not impossible to prove causation in the judicial
system. Therefore, it is nearly impossible to remove a
potentially dangerous product.