Why Consumers?

I don’t necessarily want to blame companies, but they do make products using harsh chemicals. I think us consumers are to blame because we are the ones that buy these products that contain these toxins. Also I think before we purchase an item, we should look at the ingredients to see what kind of chemicals are being used, before people expose a product to a child. Another reason is that people in Hawaii like eating poke. Nobody can say “no” to eating poke, but eating too much  raw fish contains mercury which is bad for the body because it can effect the nervous system. And there is no rule on foods you should or should’t eat, just limit how much you eat so you don’t get affected easily.

The Most Shocking Thing

One shocking thing would have to be the process of making books. I have tons of books on my shelve, but I had no idea how much effort it took just to make one book. These workers have to go through the first step of papermaking like mashing fiber, blend scraps of paper, put water, whirl it up, and slurry them to a screen to dry. The other part that caught my attention was all these harsh chemicals in making books. These harsh chemicals are Chlorine, Mercury, and Petroleum- based. This also makes me curious on how we use these products on a daily basis, with all these products that we use, theres always going to be some bad chemical or something that makes these things like the book enjoyable for people.

 

My Favorite Product

My favorite product has to be my Iphone, because i use this product all the time. I use this product mainly for texting, calling, going on social media, listening to music, but I use my phone the most to play games. The games that I play are Candy Crush Saga, 4pictures 1 word, and Soda Crush. These games are really addicting to me. I am pretty sure that my Iphone is made in China, and it’s made out of medal, plastic, and copper. I can’t go without my phone because it keeps me entertained.

Mililani

I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Now I live in Mililani. It is known for the red dirt because long time ago this company called Dole Pineapple grew pineapples all over Mililani. I think Mililani is a beautiful place to live, with the view of the mountains and how it’s always peaceful when I go outside. These things make me feel less stressed.