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Estelle Hayes

Entries by Estelle Hayes

Launching the Personal Environmental Movement

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 11:07 AM

Okay, if saving the planet is too big a concept to get your arms around, how about simply saving yourself? Let's call it the Personal Environmental Movement: Do what you can to reduce dangerous chemicals, toxins and allergens from your own personal surroundings -- beneath your kitchen sink, in the...

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Alt Summit Shows Blogosphere as New Bohemia

(3) Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 11:20 AM

These days the most creative minds in America don't gather in smoky cafes or moody underground galleries, but rather intersect, create and share within a subterranean lattice-work of online blogs, vlogs, studios and shops. Today a thriving network of professional and semi-professional writers, photographers, artisans, designers and DIY filmmakers ply...

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Your Personal Grooming Products Could Be Making You Sick

(27) Comments | Posted March 11, 2011 | 2:45 PM

We all have our morning routines. My daily regimen includes an assortment of personal care products, including shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotion, a little bit of makeup; about a dozen products a day, which is exactly the national average for women in the U.S. In the process, women like me are...

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The Chemicals In Your Cosmetics

(195) Comments | Posted February 23, 2011 | 6:54 AM

Sodium lauryl sulfate is an effective degreaser used to clean oil stains from the floor of my mechanic's repair shop; what's it doing in my toothpaste and my daughter's bubble bath? And, why is the long-known carcinogen nitrosamine, banned in Canada and the European Union, still a common...

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