SustainableQATAR’s 52 weekly challenges – that is one challenge per week for a whole year themed by month – are Qatar-specific and Qatar-relevant opportunities for all residents to take actions in personal life, work and within our communities.
This week’s challenge assesses how certain chemicals from food packaging and personal care products enter our bodies and adversely impact our health. We focus on food packaging and personal care products because of their well-established health impacts and because we come in contact with these products multiple times a day.
We dig a little deeper to uncover how all these issues are connected to recognize and realize value creation for our personal benefits and wellbeing.
Our skin is an organ we wear on the outside, unlike internal organs like brains or hearts. Skin also happens to be our largest organ. Its primary function is to protect us from the elements and shield us against harm. And, how in turn do we protect our skin to protect us?
In our monthly blog on Green Chemistry we promise to tackle the emerging field of green chemistry from the perspective of value creation – as an economic motivation to boost our personal health by phasing out the many unsafe and toxic chemicals found in common consumer products.
Men, Women – everyone who regularly eats and applies products to their skin – this challenge is for you. Click here to learn easy steps to best avoid exposure to common chemicals from packaging and personal care products.
See Challenge #47 ~ Chemicals Entering our Body.
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