Personal Care Products Can Lead To Cancer

Mar 16, 12:48 pm

Our skin is a two way membrane. During perspiration toxins are eliminated from our body through it. Recently, scientists have found that some chemicals when applied to the skin can penetrate the body and be absorbed by the body in significant amounts. Many personal care products contain chemicals that are considered dangerous by the EPA. National Institute of Occupational safety and health found 884 chemicals used in personal care products and cosmetics are known to be toxic. The number of products used by adults and children that contain potent carcinogens are very high. It was reported recently that 500 dangerous chemicals have been found in a single fat cell in a healthy looking British woman.

Another report was of 350 chemicals and man-made wastes used in personal care products are found in breast milk. Ammonia derivative DEA-Diethanolamine, TEA-Triethanolamine and MEA Monoethanolamine- when combined with products containing preservative nitrates form notrosamines that are carcinogens. The FDA urged the companies to get them off the shelves, but if tested nitrosamines containing the products, even now, almost 37%. If the alcohol content in mouthwash rises to more than 25% which is known to cause mouth, tongue and throat ulcer. FD & C or D & C color pigments are from coal tar and are carcinogenic.

Mineral oil from petroleum ingredient found in baby oil and skin care can hinder skin respiration and can age the skin prematurely. Baby oil almost 100% mineral oil. Exposure to phthalates through hair mousse and hair spray can cause genital abnormalities. Can be absorbed by the body through the skin and through inhalation. The propylene glycol used in hair conditioners deodorants cosmetics baby products body lotions skin care and toothpaste, and even added to food and feed can cause eye irritation, skin irritation, headaches and nausea. Scientist recently found paraben in breast cancer tissue. Used as a preservative and is believed to increase estrogen levels in women and may promote the growth of breast tumors. Methylisothiazolinone? MIT found in anti microbial soap, shampoo and other personal care products can cause nerve damage. It is chemically identical to that Agent Orange used in the Vietnam War. SLS-Sodium laureth sulfate in shampoos, toothpastes, gels and cleaning products used as foaming agent can cause permanent impairment of eyes and corrodes hair follicles and impairs the ability to grow hair. These are some of the harmful chemicals added to our personal care products. There are much more chemicals added to these products and scientists are discovering more chemicals that are harmful. Even many of the products of so-called natural and organic products have these harmful chemicals added to it. Try using organic and chemical free. Anita Cherry is a health enthusiast who offers informative tips on health. For more information about Network marketing and chemical free certified organic products and health information visit You may reprint this article on your website as long as you do not modify any of the content, which includes our box the resources listed above with all links intact and hyperlinked properly.
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