…what you put on your body counts as well.
A phone client and spa owner told me last week that Americans ingest an average of 5-7 pounds of chemicals via their skin each year.
Shortly thereafter, a reader here in Seattle sent me a link to this Cosmetic Safety database offered by the Environmental Working Group. It rates common cosmetics on a numerical scale of safety based on standards that would satisfy the most hyper-sensitive, hypervigilant consumer. Information available includes ingredients listed by potential toxicity, possible side effects, and reference for specific studies indicating hazards.