For our families, our health and our Islands. But most of all for our Earth.
Chemicals in your house
Studies show that indoor environments like day nurseries and kindergartens are among the most exposed to chemicals, mainly because of all the different kinds of of plastic. Even at home hundreds of toys may be packed in the room where the kids sleep and play.
There was a time when men as well as women powdered themselves white with makeup containing lead and arsenic. Unfortunately it had some side effects, like difficulty breathing, damaged skin, loss of hair, increased salivation, swollen gums and black teeth.
The workroom seldom gets much attention or love. We just want it to... work. But please read about which chemicals are lurking in your electronic devices – and you will get motivated to keep the dust away and wash your hands before dinner!
We spend a third of our lives in resting position - or we would at least be healthy if we did. So, make sure that the hours in the bed straw allows for the body to recover, instead of having to deal with yet another dose of chemicals.
The fewer chemicals and perfume we use when cleaning our home the lesser substances foreign to our body we absorb through our skin and lungs. And the fewer substances foreign to nature are emitted into our sewage and waterways.
At worst your whole wardrobe is a fierce chemical cocktail. How about allergenic or even carcinogenic dyes, skin irritant formaldehyde to prevent the fabric from wrinkling and endocrine disrupting plastizisers in the prints of sweaters and sportswear?
The average consumer eats about 6-7 kilos of additives every year, and only 1 percent is used to protect the consumers from rancid fats and food poisoning.
The couch is cosier the posher it is, and preferably it doesn’t get stains from every dropped potato chip. The mat is nor supposed to slide away, neither to immediately catch fire if a candle tumbles over.