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Is Phenoxyethanol Banned in Japan? My recent post on phenoxyethanol prompted this question on Twitter. The answer is no it isn’t. Phenoxyethanol is limited to 1% in Japan exactly as it is in the European Union. But why did my … Continue reading
I spend a lot of time on this blog pointing out the shortcomings of scaremongers who delight in trying to suggest that there is something wrong with the cosmetics that everyone uses every day.
Endocrine Disruptors – What Are They? Endocrine disruptors are a bit of a tough subject, so before starting this post I went for a walk to think it over. After a disappointing summer the god responsible for the weather had … Continue reading
The idiots at No More Dirty Looks have just come up with a blog post that manages to outdo even their normal low standards for common sense, let alone scientific accuracy.
A great many products are promoted on the basis not of what they do contain, but what they don’t contain. Continue reading
There are good reasons to believe that enjoying yourself is beneficial for your health. Unhappiness has some severe downsides. Being depressed or stressed makes a wide range of medical conditions worse. The exact reasons for all this haven’t been teased … Continue reading
With stories in the last couple of weeks including scares about lead, cadmium, arsenic and today cobalt, I have decided to set up a bingo card comprising the Periodic Table. The rules are simple. When there is a scare story … Continue reading
Despite frequent scare stories, lipstick will not do you any harm even if you eat large quantities of it. Continue reading
Everyone knows that astronomy grew out of astrology. Both can trace their origins back to the same place, even though they don’t have much to do with one another nowadays. It is often thought, even by some chemists, that chemistry … Continue reading