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Blog/Opinion: Should you only choose "all-natural" products?

By HHI Staff

Should you only choose "all-natural" products? It might seem like the right thing to do. However, all-natural doesn't necessarily mean benign or non-toxic. At the same time, synthetic or man-made does not automatically mean non-biodegradable or dangerous. The truth is, there are rarely any absolutes in life. 

 

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Nylon pot scrubbers are, of course, a synthetic product, but they’re affordable, durable, odorless, and skin reactions to them are rare.

 

Many "synthetic" ingredients used by numerous manufacturers of alternative products are not derived from petroleum, but instead are made from vegetable sources—such as coconut or corn oils. It’s not uncommon for these companies to label their formulas as "all-natural." Other products with "all-natural" on their labels utilize only minerals and botanicals that are chemically unaltered. They claim they’re the only real "all-natural" product lines. How natural must something be to really be natural? That’s a decision you must ultimately make.

 

 

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Should you only choose "all-natural" products? :  Created on March 5th, 2010.  Last Modified on February 28th, 2011

 

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