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Organic vs Conventional | A walk in the Pesticide Park

By Leonette Le Roux from Ecoshopper. Please visit www.ecoshopper.co.za

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Can pesticides effect my child's development? No parent will ever knowingly poison or inhibit their child's growth or development, right? Do many of us feign ignorance because it's convenient, after all, we were raised on conventional farming and we turned out just fine? Do we ignore the warnings on pesticides because our children seem perfectly healthy? Can you really take that chance?

The difference between chemical and natural sunscreens

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Do you often wonder about the difference between chemical and mineral sunscreens? Our friends at SUNUMBRA helped to explain:

Sunscreen, a health hazard?

Article compiled by Lela Rabie, using information from:  www.simplysunscreen.com

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Higher sun protection factor (SPF) means better protection right? Not necessarily, various studies have shown that high SPF products may protect one from UVB (Ultra violet B) radiation but that does not mean that these products are blocking UVA rays. UVA rays penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays and as UVA rays are the ones linked to immune system suppression, skin cancer and the formation of wrinkles, these are definitely rays one wants to avoid!