The Healthy Lawyer: Green Your Skincare Regimen

There are so many buzzwords nowadays in commercials and print ads touting products that are “sulfate-free” “paraben-free” or “phthalate-free.” Great, I was wondering when they were going to take out those ingredients I never knew existed in the first place! What do those words even mean? And why should we care? Perhaps it’s all a marketing scheme to get us to buy more products. And doesn’t the government regulate cosmetics anyways? If a product is sold in stores, can’t we assume it’s safe? Why You Should Care Think about all the personal care products you use on a daily basis.…

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The Healthy Lawyer: Detoxify Your Office

Do you have a drab, depressing-looking office?  White walls, desk covered with papers, no color to speak of?  Well, in addition to sprucing up your office décor, adding some aesthetically pleasing items such as plants, a sleek air purifier, and a beautiful salt lamp can also help detoxify your office and promote good health. Indoor Air Pollution Most Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors.[i]  Given that most lawyers work anywhere from 1700 to upwards of 2000 hours a year,[ii] much of this time is spent inside an office building. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…

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