Are Vaseline and other petroleum products environmentally sound...? asks Jane Green in the Guardian.
I find Vaseline and similar petroleum products, including many sold for use in eczema, make for good, cheap moisturisers. But are these products environmentally sound? If I thought using them was contributing to excessive use of oil reserves I would try to find alternatives. What do you think?
Jane Green asks on email
Jane, thanks for the question. I must say that I'm a little concerned about how much of these products you apply to yourself that leads you to wonder whether you might be helping to deplete the world's oil reserves....
Other helpful readers then chip in with their worries......It's really hard being a Guardian reader!
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