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Chemicals and Toxins in daily products.

These days toxins are everywhere from the air we breathe, to gardens treated with pesticides, and even clothing on our backs. Try as we might, it can be difficult to eliminate exposure these harmful substances. They sneak their way into our skin, hair and even our internal organs. Toxins are not natural and can cause many diseases. Personal use products and cosmetics can be a gateway to contamination. Fortunately, non-profit Environmental Working Group provides extremely useful information to consumers.

Equipped with a team of scientists, lawyers, engineers, policy experts and computer programmers and their own laboratory; EWG runs tests on products to expose health and environmental threats and helps to find solutions. Consumers have a right to know if what they are buying could pose as potential problems to their well being. Their site has useful information on environmental issues, and unbiased pesticide data and petitions to sign to help make changes in legislature and create new laws. EWG’S section entitled “SkinDeep” gives you access to their database of  about 69,000 personal care and cosmetic products and rates them on a scale of 0 to 10 based on toxicity, chemical potency and the effect each individual product could have on the human body. Since 2004 EWG provides great service  and excellent resources to consumers.

Visit these sites:  and for more information.

xo Lauren 🙂

About govegetarianista86

After transitioning to a meatless diet two years ago, Lauren and I had no choice but to learn lots of great vegetarian recipes---and fast---after all, we always loved great food. The reason for our decision to omit meat and most dairy products from our lives was quite simple. A vegetarian diet is healthier, kinder, and ironically much cheaper than one with meat. We created this website to show that being a vegetarian is one of the easiest and most rewarding lifestyles to partake in, and hope that both vegetarians and aspiring vegetarians alike will visit Go-Vegetarianista habitually. :) About the authors: Nadya Rousseau is an actor/writer/producer residing in Beverly Hills, CA. She moved to Los Angeles almost five years ago at the age of nineteen to pursue her career and to escape the boredom of her small town. As maintaining a svelte figure is often pivotal in the entertainment industry, she finds she has no trouble staying slim and healthy as a vegetarian. In addition to loving good food and helping others, she enjoys engaging in sarcastic banter--keep an eye out for her frequent sardonic jokes--you'll surely be amused!! Lauren Rheims, is a native of Pomona, CA, and now resides in Beverly Hills, CA. She is a fashion and nature photographer, and of course loves shooting pictures of super yummy food! Lauren at first was apprehensive about becoming vegetarian, being of Creole descent, enjoying delicious seafood and meat, was more or less second nature. However after she discovered just how easy it was to enjoy the same delectable meals sans meat, she was thrilled! Lauren is excited to show everyone the simplicity and allure of vegetarian fare--and just how fun it can be!

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