Pt2 Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Products





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Mark Schapiro
Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and Whats at Stake for American Power

Food & Drug Administration

Studies reveal that every single one of us is contaminated with scores of synthetic chemicals that are known to be toxic.

In a 2005 Skin Deep report, research found that 33% of personal care products were linked to cancer, 45% were found as possibly harmful to the reproductive system or baby's development and 60% could act like estrogens or disrupt hormones.

Toxic chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and learning disabilities do not belong in products we use on our bodies.

Studies reveal that every single one of us is contaminated with scores of synthetic chemicals that are know to be toxic. Toxic chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and learning disabilities do not belong in products we use on our bodies.

Under current trends, an average of over 160 chemicals are absorbed through our skin every day.

Another rescource is: The Dirty Dozen
Here are 12 Ingredients to Avoid in Personal Care Products

* Antibacterials
* Coal tar colors: FD&C Blue 1, Green 3
* Diethanolamine (DEA)
* Formaldehyde from quaternium 15
* Fragrance
* Hydroquinone
* Mercury and lead
* Nanoparticles
* Methyl-, propyl-, butyl- and ethyl parabens
* Petroleum distillates
* Phenylenediamine (PPD)

Please be careful when using deodorant. * Most odor can be eliminated by implementing a healthy diet and getting exercise. Sweating allows the body to detoxify. And if you must powder under the arms, use corn starch. It simply isn't worth compromising your health. * Hair color is another issue I need to address. Because chemical absorption is greater through the hair because of the hair follicles, you are far more at risk. Hair color has been linked to lymphoma, a form of blood cancer.

Nitrosating Agents
The following chemicals can cause nitrosamine contamination, which have been determined to form cancer in laboratory animals. There are wide and repeated concerns in the USA and Europe about the contamination of cosmetics products with nitrosamines.

Nitrosating Agents

Cocoyl Sarcosine
DEA compounds
Imidazolidinyl Urea
Hydrolysed Animal Protein
Lauryl Sarcosine
MEA compounds
Quaternium-7, 15, 31, 60, etc
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate
TEA compounds

Several major cosmetics companies, including OPI, Avon, Estee Lauder, L'Oreal, Revlon, Proctor & Gamble and Unilever, Arbonne, Avon , Mary Kay, and Melaleuca are aware of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics but have refused to sign it. If they are truly supporting women's health, and if they are making "safe" products it shouldn't be too hard for them to sign the Compact.

Top 20 Brands with concerns:
1 Superior Preference L'Oréal No
2 Colorsilk No
3 Dark & Lovely L'Oréal No
4 Clairol Procter & Gamble
5 Ion Color Brilliance Ion Professional Products, Inc. No
6 Just For Men Combe Inc. No
7 Biotherm L'Oréal No
8 Garnier L'Oréal No
9 Herbatint Bioforce Of America, Ltd. No
10 Clarins Clarins of Paris No
11 Banana Boat Playtex Products No
12 Coppertone Schering-Plough No
13 Ultima II Revlon Consumer Products Corporation No
14 Guerlain Guerlain SA No
15 St. Ives Alberto-Culver No
16 No-Ad Solar Cosmetic Labs, Inc. No
17 Calvin Klein Coty, Inc. No
18 L'Occitane L'Occitane No
20 AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories Ltd. No

AND .Here are their picks for the TOP TWENTY COMPANIES OF CONCERN:

1 Colomer Group No
2 Clarins of Paris No
3 Combe Inc. No
4 Solar Cosmetic Labs, Inc. No
5 Mentholatum Co.No
6 Guerlain SA No
7 Bioforce Of America, Ltd. No
8 L'Occitane No
9 Dead Sea Laboratories Ltd. No
10 Coty, Inc. No
11 Playtex Products No
13 Blistex, Inc. No
14 Louis-Vuitton-Moêt-Hennessy
15 Elizabeth Arden, Inc. No
16 Sothys No
17 Murad, Inc. No
18 L'Oréal No
19 Kamins Dermatologics No
20 E.T. Browne Drug Co No

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