Three-fourths of sunscreens don't work as they claim and may contain harmful chemicals

Three-fourths of sunscreens don't work as they claim and may contain harmful chemicals

inhabitat.com 23 May '17, 5pm

There is also something to be said about the questionable ingredients in certain sunscreens. While most chemicals in the product create a barrier to prevent damage from UV rays, other chemicals create damaging effects. Two ingredients, in particular, oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate, consumers should avoid. According to Lunder, oxybenzone “is a hormone disruptor that mimics body hormones and affects reproductive tract and other hormones.” And Retinyl palmitate, a form of vitamin A, has been linked to the development of skin tumors under direct UV light. More research needs to be conducted on the latter, but authors of the report advise con...

A Tiny House Community Going Up in Colorado

jetsongreen.com 24 May '17, 2am
A Tiny House Community Going Up in Colorado

The firm Sprout Tiny Homes will be building a 200 house community in Salida, Colorado. The houses will be available for rent, while there wil...

Nominate your #LEED for #Homes project by 6/19 to be eligible for the prestigious #LEEDHomes Awards!

usgbc.org 23 May '17, 12am

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Future Green Leaders: Speakers Corner - Events - Green Building Council Australia (GBCA)

gbca.org.au 24 May '17, 4am

Have you ever wondered what you could learn from your peers to help you navigate industry challenges? Come and join us at our first ever Futu...

.@GBCI_India partners with the Glass Academy Foundation, a non-profit org. supported by @saint_go...

gbci.org 23 May '17, 1pm

GBCI India and the Glass Academy Foundation , a non-profit organization supported by Saint-Gobain Glass India , recently entered into a partn...

Passive House high-rises - the new norm? A study by NYSERDA says yes

buildinggreen.com 23 May '17, 1pm

High-rise development in urban areas like Queens, New York, is rapidly accelerating. Is the P...

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sustainablesites.org 22 May '17, 7pm
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