Thursday, August 5, 2010

Toxic Beauty

hummingbird spirit guide 8/1/10

A few weeks ago I wrote about the unregulated, sometimes dangerous chemicals used in the beauty and cosmetic industry.

We live in a chemical world. Both natural and synthetic chemicals can be benign or dangerous. "It's natural, its better" simplifies the subject; arsenic and lead are natural chemical elements and yet both pose human and environmental health risks.

"We" are just beginning to validate concerns and finance the research into long term risks, exposure levels and time periods, the what and how toxic combos affect life. As it is our species disrupting most of the balance of natural systems, it is up to us to be more responsible, careful and compassionate in our lifestyles. When the bottom line is profit, we all lose. Our systems, as ourselves, need to adapt to the bigger reality.

What we ingest, use and shower off or flush and dump matters on the individual and on the collecive levels. Eventually what comes from the organic world, returns to it and how , where and what is released can be beneficial and nurturing or toxic and deadly. We all choose daily, please choose wisely as often as possible.

"Please take a few minutes and watch The Story of Cosmetics and then take action to support the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010.
Thanks again for helping spread the word and proving once again just how awesome this community is!
Annie, Michael, Renee, Christina, and Allison
The Story of Stuff Project Team"

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