Ingredient of the Month

Antimicrobial Chemicals (Part 1)

November 1, 2010

In this column we will continue to explore Green Chemistry and how it impacts the transition to a more sustainable society. This month’s focus is on antimicrobial chemicals. The word “antimicrobial” is regulated by the FDA. They control the meaning of most of the “anti” words out there: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory etc. The legal definition…

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Antimicrobial Chemicals (Part 2)

November 1, 2010

OK – What about antibacterial soap products? Enhancing the germ killing effects of soap and water with industrial level germ killing chemicals may seem like a good idea on the surface. However, once we look deeply nto it red flags start popping up all over the place. Anti-microbial soap products, and pretty much every non-alcohol…

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Synthetic Chemicals

October 21, 2010

Welcome to another addition of our mini course in Green Chemistry. I cannot guarantee that paying attention to the synthetic chemicals around you will give you a longer or healthier life. I can however guarantee that if you do NOT pay attention to the molecules, you might really mess yourself up. Guess what? YOU are…

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Ingredient of the Month

July 26, 2010

Welcome to a new feature of VermontSoap.com; The Ingredient of the Month. In this space we will explore the relationship between natural and artificial ingredients that are ubiquitous in our modern lifestyles and their relationship to the biological systems that are we are an integrated part of. Organic Chemistry does not have to be a…

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