Posts in My Green Goodie Swap
Tea bags

A hot cup of tea sounds like a soothing and comforting drink, but many of us are unaware of the materials that most tea bags are made of. Your hot cuppa sounds a lot less appealing when you know that many tea bags contain plastic, polypropylene to be exact. It is added to the paper teabag to help heat seal them during manufacture so they don’t come open in the box, or in your cup.

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Tampons

There is growing concern about the safety of all the personal care products that we put on our skin on a daily basis. Scientists are paying particular attention to endocrine disruptors,  chemicals that mess with the hormones your body’s endocrine system regulates, and the diseases that are linked to these, like brain disorders, reproductive issues, obesity and cancer. But what about tampons and other feminine hygiene products? It seems that these should be on the growing list of potentially hazardous personal care products.

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Nail polish

Not only can your body absorb ingredients through your skin, these ingredients can also enter your body through your nails. Many mainstream nail polishes contain chemicals that are toxic and even though the amount of nail polish you use is probably not big, you might not want to put any chemicals on your body, right?

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