Here are just a few articles I’ve read lately with a little added commentary 😉
Today’s articles are from Do Your Part.
Baby shampoo with carsenogenics
I’m sure you’ve heard the stink recently about the Johnson and Johnson Baby Shampoo with a potentially cancer-causing chemical can be found in a popular brand of shampoo for babies. “The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics says Johnson and Johnson is using a formaldehyde-releasing ingredient in the baby shampoo it sells in the United States. Quaternium-15 is a chemical preservative that kills bacteria by releasing formaldehyde. “
My Thoughts: I’ve got a few thoughts about this one, first off if you were truly concerned about chemicals in baby shampoo you would be using an all natural shampoo already. That being said we would like to think that the chemicals a company is using in a baby product are not ones that have been found to cause ANY adverse affects. However I will state that this Quaternium-15 was just labeled a cancer-causing chemical on June 10th 2011 by the National Toxicology Program and even if J&J stopped manufacturing immediately when this was release there would still be some of this product on the shelves. Until June they most likely (giving the benefit of the doubt) didn’t know about this. Personally just find a person in your area who makes all natural soaps and use those.
I don’t think this needs much more explanation than that but if you want more just click on the link.
So I guess this isn’t new, the article says they already have 3 of their facilities in Texas, California and Ireland that run 100 percent on renewable energy. I’m already and Apple-addict this just strengthens that I guess!
Since I”m heading out on my final paintball trip of the year tomorrow this one is really interesting to me. “Passengers on select United Airlines flights will be flying in eco-friendly fashion. The airliner just completed the first-ever passenger flight using fuel made from algae. The flight from Chicago to Houston used a blend of petroleum-based jet fuel and biofuel made from genetically modified algae that feeds off plant waste and produces oil. The fuel, called Solajet, is provided by renewable oil and byproducts company Solazyme. United also agreed to buy twenty million gallons of the eco-friendly jet fuel from Solazyme every year. United officials say if sustainable biofuels are produced on a large scale at an economically viable price it can one day play a meaningful role in powering everyone’s trip on an airline.”
I must not pay attention because I didn’t even know this was in the works. Let alone that Delta had already made so many low emissions efforts on the ground. I’m intrigued by this but also concerned about the price. I think in this economy many including myself would struggle to fly if there was s price hike, again.