Buyer Beware

Buyer Beware

By Stephanie Seferian

We all need to feel like we can make smart purchasing decisions, but it’s hard to know where to put our trust. Researchers have found dangerous levels of mercury in anti-aging creams; they’ve linked chemicals in hair dye to cancer; they’ve traced fragrances in soaps and shampoos to fertility issues.  And while it has become more confusing than ever to know whether our buying choices are putting our health at risk, America's laws often help manufacturers avoid accountability. Today's show is the first in a two part series about creating a marketplace that puts consumers — not mega corporations! — first.    Here's a preview: [1:30] Mascara and blindness [6:00] Antibiotics, antifreeze and over 100 deaths [11:00] The link between Johnson & Johnson's baby powder and ovarian cancer; plus: the mega-corp's attempts to protect itself at the expense of 34,000+ victims   Resources mentioned: Johnson & Johnson Reaches Deal for $8.9 Billion Talc Settlement (via NY Times) US Judge Halts Most Talc Lawsuits Against J&J, Stops Trials (via Reuters) Talcum Powder Lawsuit Update June 2023 (via Forbes) -- Join our (free!) community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com. Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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