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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 COSMETICS AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS Did you know that these products can also harm your health? The truth is, many of the ingredients in personal care and beauty products arent so pretty.U.S. researchers have found that one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in cosmetic and personal care products are hazardous industrial chemicals. This means that 10,500 industrial chemicals are used as cosmetic ingredients, many of which are carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, endocrine disruptors, plasticizers (chemicals that keep concrete soft), degreasers (used to get grime off auto parts) and surfactants (they reduce surface tension in water, like in paint and inks). And these go on our skin and into the environment 10 Chemicals to Avoid in Cosmetics and Personal Health Care Products 1. Parabens - Used in makeup, moisturizers, shampoos etc.May interfere with hormone function. Associated with breast cancer. 2. DEA, cocamide DEA and lauramide DEA (Related chemicals: MEA and TEA) - In creamy and foaming products such as moisturizer, shampoo. Can react to form cancer-causing nitrosamines. 3. Dibutyl Phthalate or DBP - In nail products and some hair sprays. Toxic to reproduction and may interfere with hormone function. 4. BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) - In moisturizer, makeup, etc. Can cause cancer and interfere with hormone function. 6. Formaldehyde-Releasing Preservatives - Widely used in hair products, moisturizers, etc. Formaldehyde causes cancer. Source: in-cosmetic-and-personal-care-products/ 5. Coal Tar Dyes - Look for P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE in hair dyes and colours identified as C.I. followed by five digits in other products. Potential to cause cancer and can be contaminated with heavy metals toxic to the brain. 7. Synthetic fragrances and Parfum - Widely used even in some products marketed as unscented. Mixture of chemicals that can trigger allergies and asthma. Some linked to cancer and neurotoxicity. 9. Petrolatum - In hair products, lip balm/lipstick, skin care products. Petroleum product that can be contaminated with cancer-causing impurities. Most of these harmful chemicals causes cancer which we all know is very dangerous to our health. Being informed by this will simply allow you to make more intelligent and conscious choices for yourself, your family, and the planet as a whole. 8. PEGs - Widely used in conditioners, moisturizers, deodorants, etc. Can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, which can cause cancer. 10. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) - In products that foam such as shampoo, cleansers, bubble bath. SLES can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, which may cause cancer. SLS may damage liver. Irritates skin, eyes and respiratory tract. Harmful to fish and other wildlife. Consider your health before buying cosmetic products. Choose wisely !!
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