If you are chemically sensitive or have a respiratory condition, you might find that standard solvent-based wall paint can worsen your symptoms. Symptoms like headache, coughing, a sore throat, runny nose and congestion have been reported as a result of exposure to these paint fumes. You may feel better using ECOS (also known as Lakeland) paints and varnishes, available in a unique range of decorative finishes. It's the only range of totally solvent-free paints available today and has been independently tested to reveal 0.0% VOCs.
With around half the fruit and veg sold in today's supermarkets thought to contain pesticide residues, and reports of accidental pesticide poisoning killing up to 40,000 farmers in developing countries each year, it's no surprise that many people make the decision to buy organic groceries.
Pesticides are designed to kill any living thing that can damage crops, so naturally they are not something we would generally choose to ingest! It's believed that pineapples, apples and pears are among the worst offenders in terms of pesticide residue. And it's not just fruit and veg that are affected - pesticide residues can also be found in cereals, bread and oily fish.
Contamination by pesticides (particularly neonicotinoid insecticides) has also been linked to the decline in our bee population.
If you have MCS, you may also experience an aggravation of your symptoms as a result of ingesting pesticides.
Our verdict? Go organic and see if you feel the difference! It's kinder to your health AND the environment.