Toxic Personal Products
Toxic personal products include just about all popular brands of
soaps and shampoos. Most of us are probably unaware of the plethora of chemicals we expose ourselves to, When we use personal care products, each day.
According to the Environmental Working Group (E.W.G.) www.ewg.org the average adult uses 9 personal care products a day which contain an average of 126 chemical ingredients over all. Many of these chemicals according to scientific studies can cause cancer or other health issues. Our outer skin is the largest organ in our bodies. When we apply these toxic personal products to the skin, in many cases they are absorbed by the skin and get into the blood stream and thus travel through the whole system.
Many of these chemicals can be found in our bodies, mothers’ breast milk and our children.
Some of these chemicals are linked to cancer, birth defects and other health problems.
Where are these Chemicals Found?
The list of personal use products that contain chemicals which may be harmful is quite long. Some of these are shampoo, body lotions, tooth-paste, cosmetics and sunscreen. These chemicals are not only potentially harmful to individuals but can eventually get into the environment at large and affect fish and aquatic life.
Some Healthy Alternatives
There are healthy alternatives to the multitude of toxic personal products that are so readily available.
carry a full line of organic personal care products such as soap and shampoo. They have a wide range of organic products, including products for the care of children. They are in Canada and ship to the U.S.
The La Vita Soap Works carry a full line of pure natural products with no chemical additives
and ar located in Alberta Canada.
Under arm deodorant is thought by some researchers to be linked with breast cancer. It is applied to the permeable, tender skin under the arm and is close to the breast and lymphatic network which could make it vulnerable to ingredients that are applied and left on all day. Many of the commercially available deodorants contain petroleum derivatives and aluminum. There are increasing concerns about both ingredients.
has formulated a new line of under arm deodorants that are free from petroleum and aluminum. To quote from their site “Our formulas are free of ethoxylated ingredients such as polysorbate 20, synthetic preservative systems, synthetic colors and of course our products are not tested on animals.”
The list of personal use products that contain chemicals which may be harmful is quite long. Some of these are shampoo, body lotions, tooth-paste, cosmetics and sunscreen. These chemicals are not only potentially harmful to individuals but can eventually get into the environment at large and affect fish and aquatic life. There are many product lines that are certified organic or mostly organic which would be a much safer alternative.
Mountain Rose Herbs
is one such company. They provide many personal-use products that contain essential oils; and are all natural with no petroleum derivatives. They also carry organically certified bulk herbs, teas, essential oils and even bulk cosmetic ingredients. They have been providing these high quality products for over twenty years. They ship to the U.S. and Canada.
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