Category: Health & Beauty

The situation of lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, is fundamentally about human rights, a group of United Nations experts today said, urging the United States to protect the rights of children and others who are most at risk from pollution and toxic chemicals.

“No parent should have to endure the mental torment that will haunt parents in Flint, and no child should be denied the right to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health,” said the experts, whose expertise include hazardous wastes, health, water and sanitation, indigenous peoples, minorities, and racism.

Read on at: United Nations News Centre – UN human rights experts urge US to increase efforts to address water contamination


Today’s blog post comes via Viva Woman, a Singapore beauty blog with a focus on natural skin care and holistic living. This post is specifically about beauty products, but some of the points apply to organic and other health foods, too. One additional point I’d add to the list of reasons to buy from specialty stores: support local economies.

Source: Why Buy Green Beauty Cosmetics From Specialty Stores

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