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Tomato, Tomahto part 2: different name, same ingredient

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Tomato, Tomahto part 2: different name, same ingredient

The last blog post was about different ways of listing ingredients for the same product - the two methods being A) listing the raw input ingredients or B) listing the final ingredients in the finished product. But there are also multiple ways to list the exact same chemical species!  Baking soda is a great example. The term 'baking soda' is often referred to as the common name for the chemical, meaning it's likely the most recognizable term. However, baking soda can also be called Sodium Bicarbonate. Baking Soda, Sodium Bicarbonate - they are the exact same thing! Sodium Bicarbonate is...

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Tomato, Tomahto: Different Ways to List Ingredients in Soap

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Tomato, Tomahto: Different Ways to List Ingredients in Soap

When you pick up a bar of soap, what's inside? It seems a simple matter to list the ingredients in something as straightforward as a bar of soap, but because there are chemical reactions that take place in the soapmaking process, what you get at the store is not just a mix of the ingredients used to make the soap. Let's think about beer. (嗯.)   The ingredients used to make beer are: water, barley, hops, and yeast. Combined and put through the seemingly magical process of fermentation, your beer bottle contains a fizzy alcoholic beverage. Wait, where are the...

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Transparency in Cleaning 产品: Ingredients ARE Everything

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Transparency in Cleaning 产品: Ingredients ARE Everything

最近, companies in the cleaning products industry, Ava Anderson Nontoxic (ed: now PureHaven) and Branch Basics, have had some serious issues with ingredient integrity related to subcontracting their cleaning product formulations and manufacturing to third parties. To borrow a phrase from Ava Anderson, "Ingredients are everything" when it comes to understanding cleaning products, particularly when you are spending hard-earned dollars on products for their presumably lower impact on human and environmental health. A fraudulent ingredient list is a very, very big deal and companies that have issues like these erode consumer trust in the entire industry. Meliora Cleaning 产品 takes...

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Rules and Regulations: Microbeads banned in the US

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Rules and Regulations: Microbeads banned in the US

Consumers that were unaware of the plastic microbeads in many standard household cosmetic products will no longer be accidentally polluting waterways, thanks to a bill signed by President Obama on December 28, 2015. The "Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015," (H.R. 1321) bans the manufacture and sale of rinse-off cosmetics that contain intentionally-add plastic microbeads.    目前, microbeads are present as an abrasive and exfoliating agent in personal care products like toothpaste, body scrubs and facial scrubs. While companies work to phase them out of products during the next few years, consumer awareness has increased and many people are trying to avoid buying...

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