Thursday, July 9, 2009

Eco Blacklist

10 Dangerous Household Products You Should Never Use Again:

1. Non-stick cookware.
2. Plastic bottles.
3. Chemical cleaners.
4. Chemical insect/herbicides.
5. Anti-bacterial soaps.
6. Chemical fertilizers.
7. Cheap incandescent bulbs.
8. Air fresheners.
9. Flame retardants.

This list is interesting for it's priorities as well as the information it contains. I, personally, would have put plastic bags at the top, underlined. On the other hand, the inclusion of Teflon® at the top of their list confirms what we've always suspected - it is NOT a godsend (however ubiquitous it may be in Sverige). But, above all, those damned free shopping bags have got to go - ICA, Coop, Hemköp, Safeway, Willys, et al! STOP NOW, before the Baltic (and every other large body of water) becomes a sea of dirty white plastic suffocating all organic life.

Via. Health and Wellness | AlterNet

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