Household Products

Formaldehyde in Baby Shampoo-Crunch the Numbers, Crunch the Scare

It is a very small molehill. But to the folks at the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) it seems more like Mount Everest. This organization’s recently released report features a cute baby smothered in lather, sitting in a bathtub under the headline “Baby’s Tub Is Still Toxic.” What is this all about? Acrylic monomers leaching out of the tub? Lead in the water? Chemicals out gassing from the shower curtain? Reactions to mould on the grout? Nope. [To read more click on Title.]

Cyanoacrylate Glue, aka “Super Glue” aka “Krazy Glue

Harry Wesley Coover Jr., the inventor of “Super Glue” recently passed away at the age of 94. Super Glue is an adhesive with extraordinary bonding capabilities – just a couple of drops of the liquid and you can virtually glue anything together permanently! Remember the construction worker holding onto his helmet which is attached only by a drop of glue to a beam? A bit of creative marketing here unless the worker had super strength in his arms. [To read more click on Title.]