Archive for the ‘Toxins’ category

Protecting yourself from toxins can seem like a part-time job at times. There is so much to know and remember, involving everything from the shampoo you use, to the furniture in your house, to the food you eat. It’s overwhelming. I recommend focusing on the things that impact your overall health the most. Food is […]

Several years ago alarm bells sounded in the headlines of all major media outlets: “BPA Found In Bottles! Are You Poisoning Yourself?” Within months reusable bottles of all types, from sports to baby bottles, were pulled from store shelves and replaced with ones labeled “New BPA FREE!” Thank goodness you switched yours out and now […]

Last post I discussed some of the ways toxins from your discarded electronic equipment are finding their way into the food supply and I’m guessing you’re checking back to find out how you can protect yourself and your family from these poisons. Well, here you go…BUY LESS STUFF! When you buy less stuff you create […]

EWaste – Part II – Fish for dinner?

Posted January 15th, 2011 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

Few things better exemplify America’s possession obsession than e-waste. That’s all of our nearly instantaneously obsolete computers, cells phones, TVs, and the accessories that go with them. And don’t forget those disposable printer cartridges. The U.S. produces 3 million metric tons of this junk a year. We are second only to China at 2.3 million. […]

EWaste – Part I

Posted January 3rd, 2011 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (1).

I visited e-Recycling of California, in Hayward today hoping to garner a few circuit boards for my book. Russ Caswell was incredible. He opened my eyes to the issues around the fastest growing segment of trash today…electronic waste. In short, it’s horrific and the scary part is we have no idea what the long-term implications […]