Sunday, September 1, 2019

M2.3 Household Products

Greetings fellow bloggers and readers,

In this blog post, I will be reviewing some of my favorite household products and their potential environmental harm factor.

First up we have:

Glade Room Spray in white cotton. I absolutely enjoy the first crispness of white cotton so when they bottled it and sold it, I was stoked. Unfortunately , this product has a rating of 1 which means SLIGHT RISK for ACUTE EXPOSURES. 1 of course is better than 2-4, but it is still alarming. Which brings me to my other product.

 Febreze 2-wick candles (Pine is the best scent 😍) fortunately doesn't have a negative rating pertaining to acute exposures so that makes me feel like going out and buying a few more candles. Overall, Febreze might not be the most high quality candle, as far as ingredients, but the limited negative effect on the environment will keep me as a customer.

I scored 5/5 on MOMS CLEAN AIR FORCE quiz because although I was raised to use bleach and other harsh chemicals to clean, I feel that I've gained a lot of knowledge about products over the years and the information has stuck a bit.

M2.2 Personal Care Products

Greetings all,

This blog post is about personal care products and their personal environmental impact on the people that use them. I am a woman that absolutely loves facial and body products. I love trying new things and I don't have any skin allergies so it opens the box even wider for things that I am able to try. 

Since I am constantly moving around, I need a deodorant that will protect me from bad body odor. I currently use Degree MotionSense, but on the Skin Deep cosmetics database, they have a 4 out of 10 score which means moderately hazardous. This alarms me because this is a product I use each and everyday. 

I will be making a conscious effort to find deodorant that doesn't have a hazardous label on it.
Degree motionsense deodorant

The second product that I use daily is Listerine Total Care mouthwash. This item also has a 4 out of 10 which means it moderately hazardous, and that is based on additive exposure and bioaccumulation. When I am using something as frequently as I use mouthwash, I don't want harmful chemicals to accumulate over time in my mouth or through my body. 

I will be on the hunt for a more environmentally conscious mouthwash very soon.

Listerine Total Care

I think that is very important that consumers know and have access to knowledge about the products they use on a daily basis. It is good to be at least mindful of what you are using so that you can make a change if that is what you decide to do. 

M1.5 Environmental Home Assessment

Hi everyone!
I was tasked to do an Environmental Assessment Tool on my home and I am a bit surprised to see how I'm not doing too well. My favorite things ever are smell goods (air fresheners, candles, incense etc) and I am a bit disappointed that I didn't know their impact on my environmental health. Also I don't have an emergency plan nor do I have an emergency kit so that is something that I need to get ASAP. 
I can't help that I currently live in a really old home built in the 60s, but I can do the things I need to do in order to be more environmentally friendly and safe.

M7.8 Chlorpyrifos

The topic I am considering is chlorpyrifos (insecticide) among farmworkers.  Chlorpyrifos  is used to control many different kinds of pests,...