Personal care products are not well-regulated in the US.
The EU bans 1400 chemicals in personal care products while the US bans 30.
- On average, women use 12 personal care products daily, men 6 and teens, a lot more.
- We are exposed to approximately 80 to 126 different chemical ingredients every day.
- And what’s more CRAZY, since WW2, we have introduced 80, plus chemical and 80 to 90% of them have never been tested.
- The one group of toxins that pose many health problems are the endocrine disrupting chemicals or EDCs; exposure to these can effect the hormonal system plus the balance in the body, a lot. And the most common place to find these EDCs, are listed as FRAGRANCES.
Here are a few important things found in a Scientific American article, Scent of Danger: Are There Toxic Ingredients in Perfumes and Colognes?
“The average fragrance product tested contained 14 secret chemicals not listed on the label,” reports EWG.
“Among them are chemicals associated with hormone disruption and allergic reactions, and many substances that have not been assessed for safety in personal care products.” EWG adds that some of the undisclosed ingredients are chemicals “with troubling hazardous properties or with a propensity to accumulate in human tissues.” Examples include diethyl phthalate, a chemical found in 97 percent of Americans and linked to sperm damage in human epidemiological studies, and musk ketone, which concentrates in human fat tissue and breast milk.”
To read the entire article, travel over here.
If a brand says natural, vegan, healthy, etc you still need to look at the label because if the ingredients list: PARFUM, FRAGRANCE, and FLAVOR, do not purchase.
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Be informed. Read labels. Ask questions.
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