Interestingly, there is a great article in this month's (March) Artist's Magazine on creating an earth-friendly studio. It's quite detailed as to how each painting hazard should be disposed.
Want to see it online with more technical info? http://www.artistsmagazine.com/artma...sdisposal.html
To me, this is a serious matter, very! My daughter-in-law is an aquatic entymologist living at 9000 feet in Colorado. That means she studies water-borne bugs. What she has to tell me about our disappearing and morphing species is truly scary. If this is happening at this so-called pristine elevation, think of what is happening at sea level. She's a scientist at the Rocky Mtn Biological Lab.
More people are losing their hair, needing glasses, acquiring diseases such as cancer, asthma, heart ailments, etc. etc. etc. It's the pollutants in the air and in the food we eat! Anybody read "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser?
Stepping down off the soapbox only to say, chameleon, your hair is just fine, sweetie.
Edited to add: And personal products? Take a look at this! http://www.nottoopretty.org/goodbad.htm