Want to Check for Toxins in the Products you are currently using?
It's a thought we often avoid or actually think we know which ingredients are safe, natural, organic and healthy. But in reality they can be pretty, but they are toxic... It's a fact!
Here are a few of thousands of article written about the toxins we absorb:
- ABC News: Women Put an Average of 168 Chemicals on their Bodies Each Day Consumer Group Say. April 27, 2015
- The Guardian : US News: Why smelling good could come with a cost to health May 23, 2019
Harvard School of Medicine "Toxic beauty".
Are your personal care products putting your health at risk?
There are lots of articles and lectures, classes, associations and lobbyists fighting to get us to open our eyes to everyday toxins which we, as consumers have the power to change the entire product world, just by saying no to products loaded with toxins. Is it hard? NO! Is it expensive, it does not have to be! What you purchase is a Conscience Choice! Which one will you choose?
So here are the top 12 toxic ingredients in our products today and they have held this rating for decades!
Antibacterial (s) Overuse can prevent your cells the ability for fighting disease-causing germs like E. coli and Salmonella.Triclosan, widely used in soaps, toothpastes and deodorants, has been detected in breast milk, and one recent study found that it interferes with testosterone activity in cells.
Coal Tar Coal tar a known human carcinogen used as an active ingredient in dandruff shampoos and anti-itch creams. Coal-tar-based dyes such as FD&C Blue 1, used in toothpastes, and FD&C Green 3, used in mouthwash, have been found to be carcinogenic in animal studies when injected under skin.
Diethanolamine (DEA) a possible hormone disruptor, has shown limited evidence of carcinogenicity and depletes the body of choline needed for fetal brain development. DEA can also show up as a contaminant in products containing related chemicals, such as cocamide DEA.
1, 4-Dioxane 1,4-Dioxane is a known animal carcinogen and a possible human carcinogen that can appear as a contaminant in products containing sodium laureth sulfate and ingredients that include the terms "PEG," "-xynol," "ceteareth," "oleth" and most other ethoxylated "eth" ingredients.
Formaldehyde Formaldehyde has a long list of adverse health effects, including immune-system toxicity, respiratory irritation and cancer in humans. Yet it still turns up in baby bath soap, nail polish, eyelash adhesive and hair dyes as a contaminant or break-down product of diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea and quaternium compounds.
Fragrance The catchall term "fragrance" may mask phthalates, which act as endocrine disruptors and may cause obesity and reproductive and developmental harm. Avoid phthalates by selecting essential-oil fragrances instead.
Lead and Mercury N-euro-toxic lead may appear in products as a naturally occurring contaminant of hydrated silica, one of the ingredients in toothpaste, and lead acetate is found in some brands of men's hair dye. Brain-damaging mercury, found in the preservative thimerosol, is used in some mascaras.
Nanoparticles Tiny nanoparticles, which may penetrate the skin and damage brain cells, are appearing in an increasing number of cosmetics and sunscreens. Most problematic are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide nanoparticles, used in sunscreens to make them transparent. When possible, look for sunscreens containing particles of these ingredients larger than 100 nanometers. You will most likely need to call companies to confirm sizes, but a few manufacturers have started advertising their lack of nanoparticle-sized ingredients on labels.
Phthalates linked to endocrine disruption, developmental and reproductive toxicity, and cancer, have been banned from cosmetics in the European Union, but still remain prevalent in U.S. products. Found Color cosmetics, fragrance lotions, body washes and hair care products, nail polish and treatment
Parabens (methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, butyl-, isobutyl-) Parabens, which have weak estrogenic effects, are common preservatives that appear in a wide array of toiletries. A study found that butyl paraben damaged sperm formation in the testes of mice, and a relative, sodium methylparaben, is banned in cosmetics by the E.U. Parabens break down in the body into p-hydroxybenzoic acid, which has estrogenic activity in human breast-cancer cell cultures.
Petroleum Distillates Possible human carcinogens, petroleum distillates are prohibited or restricted for use in cosmetics in the E.U. but are found in several U.S. brands of mascara, foot-odor powder and other products. Look out for the terms "petroleum" or "liquid paraffin."
P-Phenylenediamine Commonly found in hair dyes, this chemical can damage the nervous system, cause lung irritation and cause severe allergic reactions. It's also listed as 1,4-Benzenediamine; p-Phenyldiamine and 4-Phenylenediamine.
Hydroquinone Found in skin lighteners and facial moisturizers, hydroquinone is neurotoxic and allergenic, and there's limited evidence that it may cause cancer in lab animals. It may also appear as an impurity not listed on ingredients labels.
Phthalates by another name:
- Synthetic fragrance
- 1,4 dioxane
Additional everyday products loaded with toxins:
- Chemical Sunscreens - endocrine disruption, organ system toxicity, contact allergies, and photo allergies
- Talc- Ovarian Cancer and respiratory toxicity
- Toluene- interferes with the normal function of neuronal proteins.
- Lead -Brain damage, Anemia, seizures, coma
- Parabens- disrupt hormones, leads to female cancers
To finalize the significance of living without toxins, it demands us to answer the question, How Important is You Health and the health of your family and children? If the answer is very Important. You can start today.
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