Phthalates Primer

Last updated on November 9th, 2017What Are Phthalates?   Phthalates (pronounced “thah-lates”) are esters of phthalic acid.  The most common use for them is as a “plasticiser” – i.e. that which makes plastics flexible and not brittle.  Have you noticed … Continued

Was I Observing the Act of Greenwashing?

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Last updated on November 22nd, 2016 The other day I was invited to a power breakfast meeting that included a so-called “green products” direct sales representative from a company that shall remain nameless. She was introducing cleaning products to a … Continued

Lead in Lipstick

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Last updated on February 6th, 2018  Back in 2013 lead in lipstick had been in the news for a couple months.  It seems like everybody is talking about it – Forbes, CBS, Washington Post, USA Today, TIME, Healthland, Urban Legends, … Continued