Daryl Han­nah: ho­tels should not kill you

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HOL­LY­WOOD star and en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist Daryl Han­nah has urged lux­ury ho­tels to do more to pre­vent guests from be­ing ex­posed to harm­ful tox­ins and poi­sonous chem­i­cals. “You’d think that the fan­ci­est, most lux­u­ri­ous, most op­u­lent ho­tels in the world first and fore­most would not be us­ing things that are known to cause can­cer,” she told Des­ti­na­tions of the World News. “The most lux­u­ri­ous ho­tels shouldn’t kill you. Their beds shouldn’t have formalde­hyde in the mat­tresses and their sham­poos and their lo­tions should have no sul­phates or parabens. They should [be made from] stuff that is not go­ing to kill you. It’s a no-brainer.” Ear­lier, the star of films in­clud­ing Kil­lBill (2003) and Splash (1984) spoke on a panel at the World Travel and Tourism Coun­cil (WTTC) Global Sum­mit 2013 in Abu Dhabi with other eco cham­pi­ons in­clud­ing ad­ven­turer and en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist David de Roth­schild and en­vi­ron­men­tal ad­vo­cate Laura Turner Sey­del, daugh­ter of Ted Turner. The all-star panel urged travel and tourism lead­ers to do more to meet the en­vi­ron­men­tal and so­cial chal­lenges posed by the world’s rapidly ex­pand­ing pop­u­la­tion and the grow­ing de­mand for travel, high­light­ing the power that travel and tourism has to con­nect peo­ple, build un­der­stand­ing and re­duce con­flict. “Words alone can­not change the poli­cies of gov­ern­ments world­wide. That’s our job, and we’re run­ning out of time,” said Sey­del. Last year was the first time the num­ber of peo­ple trav­el­ling ex­ceeded one bil­lion. That fig­ure is ex­pected to dou­ble by 2030.

“Words alone can­not change the poli­cies of gov­ern­ments world­wide. That’s our job, and we’re run­ning out of time”

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