Lindsey Carmichael is the author of the book Greening Your Family, and the iphone app that goes by the same name. These products are designed to make it easy to make safe choices for the various products we all buy at the grocery store each week. The book includes extensive information about products in each of the three sections below, as well as information about product labeling. The app is the perfect mobile device shoppers guide.
Personal Care Products
Did you know that our bodies absorb up to 60% of what we put on our skin? The personal care products industry is largely unregulated and consequently full of products, many of which are for children, that include ingredients linked to adverse health effects. Check out the Greening Your Family book or app to learn about the safer brands.
There is some truth to the saying ‘you are what you eat.’ Avoiding harmful ingredients in the food we buy requires deliberate shopping. The strategies for keeping illness at bay and promoting your families’ health are covered in the Greening Your Family book and outlined in the app. Sections include produce, diary, fish, meat, water, and GMO’s.
Green cleaning means cleaning to protect health without harming the environment. Many conventional cleaning products pollute the air in our homes, and contain chemicals linked to adverse health effects. The Greening Your Family products outline why we should care about the products we use to clean, identify the ingredients to avoid, and suggest safer brands.