Mothers Prevent your Daughters from getting Breast Cancer
Sherrill Sellman, author of MOTHERS, Prevent Your Daughters From Getting Breast Cancer
We live in a synthetic chemical soup. They’re everywhere, in everything and they’re here to stay. How many? It is estimated that since World War II, more than 80,000 synthetic chemicals have invaded our world. About 40 million tons are manufactured worldwide.
It is shocking to learn that hardly any of these substances have been tested for safety, but have been added to our food, skin care, water, cleaning products etc. without our consent and, most of all,
without warnings of their potential dange...
Dangerous Chemicals in Antimicrobial Soap & Body Care Products
March 10, 2005
Dangerous Chemicals in Personal Care Products Compromise Health
By: Mike Adams
Researchers are now finding that the active ingredient in antimicrobial soaps and personal care products causes nerve damage. This really isn't surprising: I've been warning readers about this for years. The ingredient is called MIT (methylisothiazolinone), and it is found in antimicrobial soaps, hand soaps, dish soaps and a surprising number of personal care products. People buy these personal care products thinking they're protecting themselves from infectious microbes...
What’s In Your Nail Polish and Shampoo?
the safety of cosmetics & personal care products -
by Katie Garrison
Chemicals enter our bodies through the air we breathe, the soil, food, and through our skin.
As more and more of us are becoming aware of the chemicals in our lives, from air and water pollution, to the cleaning products used around our homes, to the amounts of pesticides and fertilizers used on our food, on cotton etc., we may be overlooking the very things we use on our bodies. The growing concern about the chemicals used in everyday products has been brought painfully to light. Studies by ...
Body Care products – Male Health and Fertility
exerpt from www.safecosmetics.org
Many products that men use everyday, including deodorant, shampoo, sun tan cremes, and aftershave lotion, contain toxic chemicals linked to health problems in males. Lead acetate, a known carcinogen and reproductive toxin, can be purchased at the local drugstore in Grecian Formula 16. Phthalates, a set of industrial chemicals used in many products, are particularly toxic for males.
Phthalate exposures damage the testes, prostate gland, epididymis, penis and seminal vesicles in laboratory animals. Most of these effects persist throughout the animal's lif...
Children, toxins and the impact on Health
Deborah Elaine Barrie
In a day and age where we increasingly seek a quick solution to our problems we find ourselves confronted by the cost that we are really paying for convenience. Health and environmental groups around the world are calling for bans and action on everything from pesticides, phthalates in perfumes, arsenic and chromium in CCA pressure treated wood to lead contamination in our homes.
Medical groups such as the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment educate their members and lobby for change. Their president, Dr Warren Bell, has expressed his concern that...
Skin Deep – Report on Toxins in Skin Care & Cosmetics
view the entire report at http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep/report/executive_summary.php
"FDA cannot require companies to do safety testing of their cosmetic products before marketing."
-- FDA Office of Cosmetics and Colors (FDA 1995)
"About 10,500 different cosmetic ingredients and a similar number of fragrance ingredients are being used by the cosmetic industry."
-- FDA Office of Cosmetics and Colors (FDA 2000)
Most consumers would be surprised to learn that the government does not require health studies or pre-market testing for cosmetics and other personal care products be...
Understanding Ingredients to avoid toxins in cosmetics and skin care
Knowledge Is Power
Have you ever bought a cosmetic that you were assured was natural, only to get it home, read the label and wonder what on earth those long names were? Miessence believes it's about time consumers were given the power to make informed choices regarding their personal care.
Please explore the information below for some very interesting insights into the cosmetic industry...
What does 'natural' and 'organic' mean on a cosmetic label? - Very common words on cosmetics labels - but what do they mean, and can we always trust them?
A typical off the shelf 'natural' moist...
Cosmetic Safety and toxic ingredients
Compiled by Narelle Chenery
(Creator of Miessence Certified Organic Products and co founder and director of ONE Group)
Chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects do not belong in cosmetics. However, some common brands of shampoo, deodorant, face cream and other everyday products contain these dangerous chemicals - including phthalates, acrylamide, formaldehyde and ethylene oxide - which are listed by USA Environmental Protection Agency as carcinogens or reproductive toxins. Many of these chemicals have entered our bodies, our breast milk and our children.
The chemicals in any one c...
The Case Against Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Narelle Chenery (pictured right), Director of Research and Development for Miessence and formulator of the world's first certified organic skin and body care products, and member of the Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists looks at the much maligned and often misunderstood chemical, sodium laureth sulfate.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) is a chemical used universally in cosmetics, personal care and skin care products. Whilst SLES is often claimed to be natural because it can be derived from coconut oil, it is the manufacturing process that bears looking into.
Ethoxylation is a proces...
Harmful Chemical Alert from New Scientist
Cosmetic chemicals found in breast tumours
( 12:24 12 January 04 New Scientist.com news service)
Preservative chemicals found in samples of breast tumours probably came from underarm deodorants, UK scientists have claimed. Their analysis of 20 breast tumours found high concentrations of para-hydroxybenzoic acids (parabens) in 18 samples. Parabens can mimic the hormone estrogen, which is known to play a role in the development of breast cancers. The preservatives are used in many cosmetics and some foods to increase their shelf-life.
"From this research it is not possible to say whethe...
Beauty Product Chemicals and Workers
by Ngoc Nguyen
SAN FRANCISCO - When it comes to the 20-billion-dollar a year manicure industry in the United States, consumers are more likely to fear foot fungus, not the beauty products themselves.
That despite the fact that the nail industry uses 10,000 chemicals in its products, 89 percent of which have not been safety tested by any independent agency, according to a recent report by the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum.
That's got advocates worried not only for consumers, but nail salon workers.
"We are also very concerned about worker health -- typically, women o...