New! Now, you can try on Skin Protector Plus (SPP) with our newly released virtual APP.
See how its special formulation protects you from damaging burns in the sun. Moondust Cosmetics® offers a demo using the AR technology so you can see it work on your own face and from the comfort of home! Try it now. Follow these simple and fun steps:
Moondust’s new app takes you step-by-step through the stages of Human Sunburn Cycle
See the full video here with our model to see what really happens when you are exposed to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.
Now your turn! Use the“Try on link”here (only works on mobile phone)
And as a big THANK YOU for ‘try and share time’ with our new augmented reality (AR) app….we’d like to gift you a full size tube of the award winning Skin Protector Plus. (Does not include shipping)
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Be safe wherever you work and play in the sun, any time.
Moondust Cosmetics® is associated with the unique flagship formulation of Skin Protector Plus (SPP) in the suncare field. The protectant is designed to prevent damaging burns in sun sensitive people or those concerned about skin cancer in the family. See how in the Human Sunburn Cycle. SPP was developed by founder and primary researcher, Dr. Moondust. As a cancer biologist, she shares her research and critical notes on cancer. Today’s post supplements comments she made on cancers in her recent podcast on Climate-Change Wildfires & Air Pollution
Read on for her additional notes during this Breast Cancer Awareness Month and how the extended wildfire season impacts our health and cancer. For the full transcript of her podcast and to understand the larger picture click here.
In the past, it has been maintained that there is no definitive link between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) compounds (which are found in smoke from biomass fuel and wildfires, cigarette smoke, and air pollution) and human breast cancer.
Multiple experiments have revealed that PAHs including BaP [Benzo (a) pyrene] induce mammary neoplasms in animals.
A number of recent epidemiological studies also challenge this traditional view:
A large Canadian study found that increased risk of breast cancer was most strongly associated with prolonged duration at high occupational PAH exposure among women with a family history of breast cancer.
In another significant American study, certain PAH sources including ingestion of grilled/smoked meat and indoor smoke exposure (cigarettes and stove/fireplace use) were associated with a 30-50% increase in breast cancer incidence.
BaP has been demonstrated to stimulate p53 expression and apoptosis in a human breast carcinoma cell line.
Furthermore, there is some evidence that PAH exposure (mainly BaP) may be associated with specific breast tumor p53 mutations; p53 is a gene that functions in the activation of cell death, and, mutations that inactivate it may lead to the inappropriate survival of damaged or transformed cells in a two-step cancer model.
Please take care in the sun in all seasons, and in the air especially during wildfire season.
See more helpful everyday lifestyle, nutrition and self-care post at the Moondust home online.
Please take care in the sun in all seasons, and in the air especially during wildfire season. Remember that along with sunburn protection the Moondust special SPP formulation with zinc can help protect your skin from environmental damage as a result of smoke pollution.
If you follow the research emerging on this, you’ll read that zinc increases the levels of an enzyme that detoxifies smoke PAHs in certain cell types; at the very least, what has been shows so far is that it forms a protective layer on your skin against the smoke and prevents rashes.
As wildfires continue, late into the fall season, they pollute the air well beyond the property in the area that they burn. Smoke, airborne toxins and pollutants threaten both people and the animal life for miles around. A special podcast on the topic, presented by Dr. Moondust, founder and primary researcher at Moondust Cosmetics® looks into how the wildfire. As a cancer biologist Dr. Moondust is especially concerned with our experience of air pollution around wildfires and their connection to both climate change and our respiratory health. (Listen to the podcast here)
A transcript of the interview with Dr. Moondust follows on what we can do to protect ourselves as well as the science and studies into respiratory conditions due to wildfire air pollution and its implications on our health. The presentation is based on a chapter Dr. Moondust contributed entitled: “A Role for Heavy Metal Toxicity and Air Pollution in Respiratory Tract Cancers” in the publication: “Heavy Metal Toxicity in Public Health,” 978-1-83880-436-7. Find the links to the chapter published online here.
Q. Hello, Dr. Moondust. So, today, we’re talking about wildfires, air pollution, and cancer.
A. That’s right, Helena.
“Smoking is hazardous to your health” is a phrase that is commonly used and understood in many parts of the world.
Q. Oh, yes, we’re all familiar with that saying!
*Well, in actuality, “smoke” is the hazard. The inhalation of smoke from cigarettes, indoor air pollution, and forest fires currently constitutes a serious public health issue of increasing importance as environmental conditions rapidly deteriorate on the planet.
*Cigarette smoke and air pollution have been associated with lung cancer and nasopharyngeal and laryngeal cancer, respectively.
*In developing countries, indoor air pollution due to the domestic use of unprocessed biomass fuels such as wood, dung, and coal is another cause of respiratory tract cancers in humans; Women and young children are exposed to high levels of indoor air pollution daily; Epidemiological evidence suggests that indoor air pollution increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and of acute respiratory infections in childhood, which are the most important cause of death among preschool children in developing nations.
*In some developed countries such as Australia and Canada, the alarming increase in forest fire frequency due to climate-change and the associated smoke released into the environment is also likely to pose a future human health risk; Model predictions for Canada display dramatic increases in fire frequency in the country and, over recent decades, the area burned by wildland fires in Canada has steadily increased; it is predicted to double by the end of the century accompanied by an increase in length of the fire season
*Currently, research on the health effects of forest and wild fire smoke is limited. However, smoke from these conflagrations contains the same kind of particles as indoor combustion from wood-smoke. Similar to the situation of indoor air pollution from biomass smoke, forest fires generate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which can include carcinogens such as benzo (a) pyrene [BaP]. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) like BaP can stimulate various biochemical processes in the body including the continuous activation of apoptotic (cell death) pathways that have been linked to the initiation of carcinogenesis. It is of interest that this chemical compound (BaP) is also found in cigarette smoke.
Q. Wow, that’s interesting and covers both local and global impact!
So, these are 3 different ways for us to be exposed to the same cancer-causing agents. There is a lot of common sense and pure science in the mix here for us to learn and to apply in practical steps. In previous posts, Moondust Cosmetics has shared some of these tips. They were articles of easy and effective everyday things we can do during the heaviest of wildfire season such as; how to reduce our exposure to air pollution and to avoid the anticipated health consequences from it – mild to very serious.
Dr. Moondust, at this time can you do something for us? Take us deeper into the science and then share with us what else we can do to protect our health along the lines of how we can apply the science to our everyday actions.
A. So, let’s talk a bit about these common carcinogens called POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS [PAHs] AND, particularly, BENZO (A) PYRENE [BaP]
PAHS*Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and their derivatives are a major class of organic compounds that are produced as a result of incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and other organic matter. Consequently, they are prevalent in the human environment and include a number of potent carcinogens. Some of the major sources of these emissions are wood and coal burning, automobiles and other fossil-fuel propelled modes of transportation, heat and power plants, and refuse burning. PAHs are not only present in the air, but are found in many common foods and drinking water and form a significant component of tobacco smoke.
*Levels of PAHs are routinely measured in the atmosphere for air quality assessment
*They can bind to DNA and form dangerous DNA complexes or adducts
*The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, benzo (a) pyrene (BaP), which is a prominent component of indoor/outdoor air pollution and cigarette smoke, is a well-established carcinogen.
*BaP-DNA adducts have been observed in lung cancer patients and in experimental animals following BaP exposure; There is also some evidence for BaP-induced breast cancer in women
*BPDE-DNA adducts have been reported in the white blood cells of occupationally exposed workers and cigarette smokers. (BPDE is a BAP metabolite)
*There is a strong positive correlation between this type of BaP/BaP metabolite DNA adduct formation and risk for lung cancer in humans.
*An elevated frequency of BPDE-induced chromosomal aberrations has also been observed in lymphocyte cultures from lung cancer patients.
*Moreover, animal studies have revealed a highly reproducible association between BaP exposure and respiratory tract tumours in Syrian golden hamsters and lung cancer in mice.
*BaP treatment of mouse hepatoma cells can cause cell death via various mechanisms; In a Bap-treated humanhepatocellular carcinoma cell line, necrosis is induced at 12 hours and apoptosis at 24 hours, respectively, due to a dramatic increase in oxidative stress and activation of apoptotic pathways has been linked to carcinogenesis in a number of cancer models
*Although many epidemiological studies have been carried out on smokers with lung cancer, there is also evidence to suggest that people living in urban areas have an increased risk of lung cancer due to higher levels of air pollution in these areas. A number of studies have indicated a correlation between lung cancer risk and exposure to urban air pollutants, particularly inhalable and fine particulate matter. In animal experiments, lung toxicity, inflammatory effects, genotoxicity, and rodent carcinogenicity have been demonstrated for diesel exhaust and urban air particulates via oxidative DNA damage.
Q. So, now to the question of what can we do to help our bodies cope with wildfire smoke – we know the obvious steps like closing windows when the Air Quality Index is above 50 (not healthy); avoiding outdoor exercise at those times; and, having indoor air purifiers at home. As a biochemist, I know you’re big on supplementation – do you have any suggestions for us?
A. Definitely, I do, Helena. It involves ANTIOXIDANTS AND DETOXIFICATION.
Inside the cell, the harmful effects of oxygen and free radicals are balanced by the antioxidant action of antioxidant enzymes and non-enzymatic antioxidants that help in the process of detoxification.
*Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are a family of enzymes that detoxify a number of carcinogens including (PAHs). Interestingly, the presence of intracellular zinc appears to boost glutathione levels in certain cell types and, thus, zinc supplementation may be a useful measure in the prevention of lung cancer from tobacco smoke by boosting GST activities. Glutathione supplementation may also be helpful.
*Vitamin C and vitamin E treatment together has been reported to result in a significant reduction in smoking-related BaP-DNA adducts in women and suggests that antioxidant supplementation may help to mitigate some of the carcinogenic effects of BaP exposure.
Black tea polyphenols have been observed to suppress cell proliferation and induce apoptosis during BaP-induced lung carcinogenesis in mice, possibly in a two-step model (I’m always talking about) involving an initial elevation in apoptosis followed by resistance to apoptosis. The occurrence of carcinoma has been effectively reduced as a result of this treatment.
Q. So, this really brings us back round to climate change, doesn’t it?
A. Absolutely! And, here’s why –
Despite our local efforts, nothing short of an international effort is required to tackle climate-change effectively by cutting greenhouse gas emissions (mainly, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide) on a global scale. Tree planting is a popular carbon capture remediation method world-wide and helps promote biodiversity.
Nuclear energy is sometimes portrayed as a clean replacement for fossil fuels. However, it continues to contaminate the environment despite the production of smaller, new generation reactors. One only has to look to environmental disasters like Sellafield as we’ve discussed.
In addition, a ban on the use of nuclear weapons and nuclear testing should be initiated, since there is already evidence to suggest that atmospheric nuclear explosions have contributed to climate-change by increasing carbon emissions.
Therefore, real, long-term solutions to curb carbon and other harmful emissions are essential. Carbon neutral hydrogen technology is a prime candidate. Other clean, sustainable and renewable energy sources include water, wind, and solar power. At the same time, vegetarianism and veganism are proving to be popular solutions for reducing excessive methane and nitrous oxide emissions from beef cattle ranching and dairy farming.
Thank you, Dr. Moondust for the insights you have shared today.
And thank you, dear listeners.
Catch up if you like on the scientific papers, and posts pertaining to healthy lifestyles and in particular skin and sun care information you can use as you work, play or travel in our environment –please join us at moondustcosmetics.com
Can it really be September, and time to shift from summer’s slower tempo back to work and school?
We polled Team Moondust Cosmetics® to collect the tricks and tips that help each of them transition into fall.
Top tips to get back to school and work routine this fall
It’s September and chance to start fresh. Not only new beginnings of what you are returning to but also the chance to establish new routines or to refresh and improve on the ones that got tossed out when July came in.
How to gear up and get back to normal after a summer full of fun, sun, late nights and relaxed routines?
Set up for success this season and beyond by organizing. Do it soon for school or office or on site work. Order online to save time or show up at shops to support local and get to know what’s available close to home and work for you. Don’t delay. Last minute shopping especially for school supplies or to celebrate return to work will leave you scattered and missing pieces that might make your life easier.
Dr. Moondust says a daily planner is essential for her scientific routine.
Don’t miss out by being late to the organizing party…and embrace the trend to declutter the unnecessary and be ready with what is, in its proper place!
Out with the old in with the new. It’s your chance to start fresh and to recycle and pass on what doesn’t fit you or your needs in your new year at school, work or in the community you are active in.
Adapt to new routines
Rituals, habits and routines helps keep us organized and save time by repeating the best parts of your days. We can even derive comfort from what is predictable. Once we review what we want to keep and repeat we are free to discard what doesn’t work in our routines and every day patterns, too!
Manage stress and get sleep
The Moondust team has been surprised at the number of our colleagues who have had coronavirus despite full vaccination status this summer. Fall may well be even more challenging in this regard. All of the above tips about being reliable, productive and showing up for yourself and others with all the good bits – habits, routines mean that you do NOT have time for disruptions like: colds, flu, viruses, exhaustion and anxiety and stress that can be avoided or at least reduced.
Have you thought about this? Most stressful things are often self-inflicted and very often result in susceptibility to illness because we wear ourselves thin on energy and time. We overschedule and sacrifice our sleep quality and quantity! Plus, we forget that we don’t always have to say ‘yes’. So, get a good night’s sleep – sometimes that’s all it takes to fight off an infection.
Banish electronics from the bedroom
We are not burning midnight oil anymore, but we do fire up those blue or bright screens.
Get those blue light screens, tablets and phones, even TVs out out out. All that blue light disturbs our sleep and disrupts our natural melatonin that helps us sleep.
Can’t go cold turkey? Try shutting off all devices at least one hour before bed. Try it. You might find you like it.
Classic advice we all shared around the lunch table
Laugher is the best spice of life and it even reduces stress and helps you relax in life AND before you digest lunch! It boosts your immune system too!
And here are other ways to feed your energy and boost your health for back to school and work:
Reduce or remove sugar as best as you can
Eat your leafy greens, plenty of veggies and fruits
Drink your water daily, mostly between meals
Take in protein-rich foods at each meal. Check and learn that protein does not always mean meat!
Add spices and herbs to make your food tastier and boost your health, too
Pass on the comfort food – you’ll crave it less if you move and sleep enough, trust us
On supplements – Dr. Moondust is a fan of Vitamin D, C and of Zincin this time of COVID still circulating in our midst. She is also a big fan of relaxing chamomile tea just before bedtime – and suggests to get it organic.
September is a great month to start on good habits in your health, around the house and on your work or school schedules! Go for it, with intention.
We hope you like and can implement some of these tips from our team. It keeps us all in tune with ourselves and our work and social lives. And always, we remember to keep up oursun exposure protection habits.
The sunny season’s end is NO time to let up on your skin protection and sun care habits. Even as you pack away your fans, umbrellas and visors, don’t store away your tube of sunscreen or the Zinc Oxide solution for sensitive skin. We recommend, Moondust Cosmetics® Skin Protector Plus (SPP). Let’s look at why you’ll want to keep using sun protection?
True we leave those lazy, super sunny days of summer behind and heading back to school or the office routine. Your sun care routine, however, is not optional yet!
Autumn still calls for caution and good habits despite the often cloudier days and cooler temperatures which tricks us into dropping our sun care as optional!
Here’s how to be sure to avoid sun damage:
Every season has potential for sun damage
Yes, any time of year is guilty of sun damage even if there is cloud cover, or temperatures feel like they are dropping. A severe sunburn can happen in any month of the year, especially for the sun sensitive, or the unprotected.
Avoid sun exposure between 10am and 4pm-even in autumn
Do note the time of day you are out and about. Damaging rays are still at their strongest around solar noon time. So, minimize your exposure between the hours of 10 and 4.
If you are heading out to enjoy a beautiful clear day, tote along your Skin Protector Plus (SPP)
Special conditions that can increase the risk of a burn
Temperatures outdoors may be dropping. We get deeper into fall. You can still get a burn while active with water activity that reflects rays from the water, sand or even as the snow falls, from ice.
Altitude can add to risk, also. The higher up you are the closer you are to the sun. Stay safe on hikes, slopes or surfing times outdoors. Mother Earth’s surface still reflects those potentially damaging rays whether you are hiking or skiing or surfing.
Don’t lighten up your level of protection
If you do use an SPF product, don’t lower your protection level.
If you need an APF product, Moondust Skin Protector Plus is still the right solution with its bonus of zinc protection against COVID.
“The conversation of sunscreen and sun protection needs to move away from a focus on SPF, which only accounts for protection from UVB rays, to a focus on broad spectrum, or UVA and UVB coverage,” says well known New York dermatologist, Dr. Jeremy A. Brauer. Moondust’s founder and primary biochemist, Dr. Moondust, is of the same mind as Dr. Brauer. That’s why all Moondust suncare products provide full UVA/UVB protection and contain our special added parameter of APF to combat scientific sunburn.
You deserve sun protection year round and not just as a seasonal practice.
Enjoy our lovely days of autumn outside before it gets frosty – and don’t forget the sun safety habits you practiced so well during your summer fun.
Today’s post presents an excerpt from a recently published scientific paper by the Founder-President of Moondust Cosmetics® and its Primary Biochemist. Dr. Moondust invented the innovative Skin Protector Plus suncare cream. SPP is natural, environmentally friendly and with a unique 13% zinc oxide formulation designed for everyday use by skin cancer survivors, the sun-sensitive, and those with skin cancer in the family, who must have reliable sun exposure protection.
In addition to cancer research, Dr. Moondust continues to study other aspects of biochemistry in an ongoing effort to add to the healthcare arsenal. This study involves vitamin and mineral supplementation and is an update to a preliminary study shared earlier on the Moondust website. Her investigations aim to protect our communities in the face of the continuously evolving COVID-19 situation. Dr. Moondust sought especially to offer more support to health care professionals who are at a higher than average risk of infection even when vaccinated.
The abstract posted below is excerpted from the study entitled:COVID-19 Prevention through Vitamin C, D, and Zinc Supplementation: A Small Clinical Study in Two Parts
Abstract: At the time of this study India had the third highest COVID-19 infection rate in the world after the US and Brazil, but that statistic was in flux due to rapidly changing variables and, therefore, it seemed an appropriate setting for a supplementation study. Following a successful first trial of vitamin C, D and zinc supplementation in 2020 with the staff at a small medical clinic in India, a second opportunity arose to continue the trial from January-March 22nd due to an urban coronavirus outbreak during the beginning of March 2021. It resulted in nearly a doubling of COVID-19 cases within the country in two weeks (March 8th – March 22nd) possibly due to the new, highly infectious, Indian Delta variant with multiple mutations and/or other international variants like the UK Alpha variant that were also present in the population by this time. As a result, a nighttime curfew and other restrictions were imposed for the whole month. An outbreak also occurred locally in a nearby city where the incidence of coronavirus cases increased and this happened prior to vaccination of the medical staff as part of the country’s universal inoculation campaign for healthcare workers, which began in January 2021 (one clinic clerk who travelled to the district civil hospital to receive the vaccine during the course of this second study was disqualified; all other clinic staff were inoculated after March 22nd). Although the clinic had closed during the first lockdown between March and mid-June 2020, it remained open to the public for this second wave in March 2021. During this period, the medical & non-medical staff continued following the same supplementation regimen as they had in July-December 2020 for Part I of this trial with positive results. Once again, in Part II of the trial, there were no COVID-19 cases recorded among any of the staff members at the clinic, which is situated in a rural community. It was concluded that targeted vitamin/mineral supplementation may be a useful addition to the anti-COVID-19 arsenal for health professionals at higher than average risk of infection.
Dr. Moondust pursued this study due to the following quest excerpted from the introductory section:
“A baffling number of disparate symptoms have been ascribed to COVID-19 infection including respiratory, gastrointestinal, circulatory, urinary tract and nerve dysfunction that has resulted in multi-organ failure in some cases. An array of risk factors has also been identified ranging from age, sex, obesity, diabetes, and hypertension to cigarette smoking that can increase mortality rate dramatically .So far, a surprising number of deaths have been recorded worldwide due to the coronavirus pandemic and the figure has surpassed the 6 million mark .”
Her objective was: To determine whether select vitamin and mineral supplements could decrease the risk of COVID-19 infection in the absence of an available vaccine (pre-vaccine) and if it could prevent the occurrence of breakthrough COVID-19 infections (post-vaccine) in a follow-up study.
August is Summer Sun Safety Month and a good reminder to proceed to revel in the sun and have fun while wearing Skin Protector Plus (SPP) with its unique zinc oxide formulation. Team Moondust Cosmetics®shares this as their #1 tip for sun safety, but read on for many more smart sun moves. Visit the Moondust shop for a special promotion on August 19-29. Use code AUGUST2022 to get 20% off on your SPP order.
Proper protection during sun exposure helps avoid scientific sunburn in the short-term, but also one of the most prevalent cancers. Skin cancer risks are accelerated by repeated scientific sunburn as a result of UV exposure.
DO head outdoors for all the fun and healthy reasons we love the summer time.
Do enjoy the beaches, pools, parks, and the fresh and fun times gathering with friends and family for exercise, activity and special events.
Summer Sun Safety Month is in fact observed as a reminder to keep yourself safe and healthy in the sun during the summer. Yet, still benefit from the sunlight that is so essential for your body to produce vitamin D, which is important in preventing infections such as COVID-19.
Do be sun safe at work and play.
Tips to protect yourself and your family from UV radiation damage:
Timing is everything
Avoid mid-day sun exposure (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the tropics) as UV rays are strongest then
Damaging rays bounce off surfaces like pavement, sand and water, even snow.
Slather on sun protector
Our recommendation is the natural, easy to apply and pleasant SPP.
Sun Protector Plus has APF which protects from scientific sunburn
Throwing shade is OK in the case of suncare and protection
Cover up! Fashionably and Safely
Protective clothing helps beyond the sunscreens you might apply in providing complete protection from UV rays.
Cover up arms and legs and don’t forget to shade lips, the tips of your ears, and the backs of your hands and neck: think sleeves, broad-brimmed hats that provide more protection than a baseball cap or visor and maybe a great big umbrella to offer more shade.
Keep your eyes on suncare
UV radiation also can burn your eyes and make them feel sore or gritty. And why risk damage to your retina, lens and cornea that might lead to clouding of the lens, or cataracts.
And even though skin cancer is the most prevalent cancer, exposure to excessive UV light can increase your risk of developing ocular melanoma.
Summer is a time for sunglasses, so find ones that block at least 99% of U.V.A. and U.V.B. rays.
Sip on water as you soak up the sun
Hydrate the best way – with pure water. Skip the sugary drinks’ calories and preservatives.
Take in water regularly throughout the day and more when you are busy and active in the summer heat and sun.
A medical minder: Skin cancer develops primarily on areas of sun-exposed skin, including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, hands and legs. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
Where is Dr. Moondust on this summer’s day? Driving to destinations and duties in the new electro-mobility in a car with a hydrogen engine. We’ll call the fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) the H car! And let’s note that she applies Sun Protector Plus (SPP) to have full protection for her skin type, even as she navigates traffic behind the window. Even in the excitement of her new ‘ride’, Dr. Moondust follows the advice she shares.
Why Dr. Moondust chose an H car?
The short answer from Dr. Moondust is: “It’s a beautiful sleek car with zero carbon emissions.” So, functionality and environmental protection, yet, there is more to the vehicle than meets the eye. It does blend nicely with other vehicles on the road, and is being produced in greater numbers for personal and industrial use.
About H cars and their essential components
Car and technology buffs both can admire how H Cars are powered.
Compressed hydrogen gas powers these fuel cell cars. The hydrogen gas feeds into an onboard fuel cell or “stack”. It doesn’t burn the gas. It transforms the fuel’s chemical energy into electrical energy. The electricity that is produced powers the car’s electric motors.
Pure water is the only waste product sent out through the tailpipe, so emissions that we have come to expect from our vehicles are zero.
The fuel cell is essentially similar to a battery in construction. Hydrogen enters the anode. There it comes in contact with a catalyst that enables the hydrogen atoms to separate into an electron and proton. A collector known as a conductive current collector gathers the electrons. This process is connected to the vehicle’s high-voltage circuitry designed to feed the onboard battery and/or the motors that turn the wheels.
For those curious about the behind the scenes, or rather under the hood components – here they are:
Fuel Cell Stack– groups of fuel cells that combine oxygen and hydrogen to generate electricity and power the electric motor
Fuel Tank– a carbon-fiber reinforced tank that stores hydrogen
Electric Motor– that powers the car with the energy produced in the fuel cell stack
Battery– provides additional power to the electric motor and gets it from the regenerative design of the brakes
Exhaust– the only byproduct of the reaction occurring in the fuel cell stack is water vapor and it is sent out via the exhaust
Of note is the thermal, or cooling system that maintains a proper operating temperature range for all the components named above. And of course the electric transmission that transfers mechanical power from the motor to drive the wheels, as we understand it in conventional vehicles. See all the components diagrammed in this USA Government graphic.
What is Dr. Moondust’s experience?
It drives just like a regular keyless car and has all the computerized amenities on this screen. The seats are the classic straight Toyota seats, which are very comfortable and good for the back. And, after each run, one presses this button to release the water that has been generated during the drive. It’s really quite simple.
What about ‘gassing’ up’ a Hydrogen car?
While the cars are available industrially, it will be a while before there are enough hydrogen stations to service the cars they are selling in your town.
“Even regular gas stations like Shell, are starting to install liquid hydrogen pumps, now, so, hopefully, it won’t be too long before they are replacing gas pumps everywhere! It is the single most effective way that each person can make a difference and combat climate-change,” says Dr. Moondust.
Ready to drink in the summer and soak up the sun? Moondust Cosmetics® has some good ideas for you to enjoy your time in our warm weather weeks with the help of both science and common sense! Read on for tips and news from Team Moondust and Skin Protector Plus (SPP)
All the suncare and self-care tips shared by Team Moondust are based in science, because the driving force behind the company is President and Primary Biochemist, Dr. Moondust.
Keep suncare close at hand – HK will link previous articles with advice on clothing, shade, umbrellas etc. and give super short tips to introduce the links;
Deeper dive into the science of suncare and attention to our skin
In her ongoing health research, she contributes to books on topics covering cancer, climate change issues, the environment and the biological effects of radiation. An invitation to publish a 3rd installment on her research into scientific sunburn, skin care and the Human Sunburn Cycle appears in the UK based British publication, Research & Innovation News – Open Access Government’s July 2022 edition.
Her article (pages 152-153) is entitled: Part 3: Scientific sunburn & skin cancer. This segment’s focus is on the role of resveratrol & phytochemicals in skin cancer chemoprevention/therapy. The post is an excerpt from a chapter in the book, “Comprehensive Clinical Oncology” in which Dr. Moondust comments further on sunburn and skin cancer science.
This lifelong study of cancer’s cause and cures has fueled Dr. Moondust’s dedication to the formulation of Skin Protector Plus (SPP).It is designed to give assurance and scientific suncare to those who have are concerned with skin cancer in the family, or are recovering from skin cancer. SPP lends protection and extends the possibility of enjoyment for anyone age 3 and over for a safe outdoor experience in sunny or overcast conditions.
Today, in the month that features Mother’s Day, we honour the many individuals who embody the role of ‘mother’ and their contributions at any age or stage of our lives. Plus, ideas to celebrate them and give the gifts that show we care including a special offer of natural suncare from Moondust Cosmetics® that adds to health, luminous skincare and true suncare when mother is enjoying the outdoors.
So many titles with the word mother in it and of course, the universal mother that both nurtures all life and also counts on us to care for her globally– Mother Earth.
Take Care of Every Mom in Your Life
Mothers are so important yet often underappreciated, so it’s good to have the opportunity on Mother’s Day to show extra special care. There are mother figures in your life from actual mom to so many valuable others.
New moms who need sleep most of all while they adjust their entire life – forever. Their time, living routine, body and even finances change. A rest, even for a few hours by anyone from husband, to son, to sister – and maybe some pampering at a spa day?
Grandmother has raised the family, watched them grow and now, when possible helps with grandkids or great-grandchildren. Give her the gift of time well spent with her. She has seen it all and this gesture far outweighs any ‘stuff.’
Empty-Nest moms think and care for children no matter how far they’ve moved away or how old they are now. An album of memories and photos to make her smile, perhaps?
Active mom of kids at home is everywhere doing everything, often at once. She is not just a ‘soccer mom’ in a van or at home or volunteering at school or in the community. Her schedule is full and most of it is about taking care of others. Time off would be nice. A meal prepared, errands run, laundry done or taking cleaning off her to do list!
Don’t forget step mom, mother-in-law, second moms that are like mothers and can be aunts, friends, mentors and teachers. All deserve recognition and will be delighted by any sign of remembrance and thoughtfulness.
Treasured gifts of health
Gift certificate for a spa day, gift, dinner out or an event are lovely. Time together, out and away from the routine and the tiring tasks are always great.
These all are gifts of health ultimately. They celebrate the whole person in the context of healthy social connection and time dedicated to care of the body and soul.
At Moondust Cosmetics® we also consider the gift of overall skincare with our natural suncare formulation special. Why? Our pleasantly scented, easy to apply and environmentally safe from kids to creatures of the earth – Skin Protector Plus (SPP) cares for the skin mom is in. All of it. It smooths on for skincare that wraps mom in natural suncare protection that keeps her radiant and safe from scientific sunburn. If mom is sun sensitive or has concerns about skin cancer in the family, SPP is an excellent gift of care that is both appealing and assuring for people you love.
If mom like her DIY to health approach – then a gift to a health club for her own workout at her own pace with her own music is the way to go!
Encourage your moms, whoever they are in whatever size, shape or relation they come in – to care for themselves this Mother’s Day.
And, if you’d like to share some of this month with Mother Earth and volunteer, or donate or simply be mindful and change a habit of care for her too! Then, enjoy and best of love to that.
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