Although Emotions are most important cause of cancer we do have a lifestyle that allow way too many chemicals in our day to day activities The thing is that by the time you leave your bathroom in the morning you already have put a minimum of 12 cancer causing chemicals, 12 dangerous dirty chemicals on your body, face or in your month .and that is just 30 minutes in the morning , thinks of your all day activities, in the kitchen, laundry, food, household cleaning, office, car, garden,….. ! But lets just focus on what is happening in the bathroom every day ! Brushing tooth, shower, washing hairs, hands, face, shaving, aftershave, tonic, moisturizer, sunscreen, make-up, hair gel, hair spray, deodorant, perfume,… The skin is the largest and also one of the most important organs on our body. It protects the vital organs, bones, muscles, ligaments, and nerves. There is a need to be extremely mindful of what we are putting on our skin.as Up to 60% of it gets absorbed and affects our health and overall well being, Over the past decade, a lot of science and research has gone into figuring out the long- and short-term health effects of products we use in our homes and on our bodies. The jury is still out on most of them, but some of the findings are worth a closer look. In 2010, Canada’s David Suzuki Foundation did a study on the 12 chemicals and compounds they felt consumers should try to avoid. Since the study was published, some governments have banned some of the chemicals and some companies are reformulating their products so they don’t contain them. We find them in shampoo, lotion, cream , cosmetic, hair gel, shaving cream ,deodorant make up , soaps , tooth paste…. and most importantly in most baby products !
Are the Dirty Dozen hanging out in your bathroom cupboard or home somewhere? Here’s why these ingredients are on the list: 12 most currant dangerous chemicals … BHA & BHT (Butylated Hydroxyanisole & Butylated Hydroxytoluen) are preservatives found in lipsticks, moisturizes, and some food items. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies BHA and BHT as possible human carcinogens, and the European Commission on Endocrine Disruptors lists BHA as a Category 1 priority substance, citing evidence that it interferes with hormone function in mice and rats. Neither BHA nor BHT are restricted in the United States. California includes BHA on its list of chemicals that must be listed on product ingredient labels as potentially cancer-causing. Coal tar Dyes are used as a colorant in hair dye and often labeled as P- phenylenediamine or CI followed by a 5-digit number. Research has linked coal tar dyes to tumors in laboratory mice, and other researchers may have found a connection between long-term use of hair dyes and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Increases the risk of developing cancer of the lymph system DEA (Diethanolamine) is used to make products sudsy and may be found in cleansers, soaps, shampoos, sunscreen, moisturisers DEA can cause skin and eye irritation, and some high doses have caused liver cancers in to laboratory animals. There are no restrictions on the use of DEA in the United States, but the EU does not allow its use in cosmetics, citing the risk of long-term exposure. DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate), a plasticizer found in nail polish and be a solvent for dyes or fragrances.. researchers found it absorbs through the skin and can “enhance the capacity of other chemicals to cause mutations.” Other research found it interfered with hormone function, maybe even for pregnant women. There’s still a lot of research to be done, so the U.S. hasn’t put any restrictions on DBP; the EU, though, does not allow it in cosmetic products. Formaldehyde-Releasing Preservatives. These may also be labeled as DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, methenamine, quaternium-15, and sodium hydroxymethylglycinate. Formaldehyde has a lot of uses in personal care, cleaning products, and industrial construction. It is found as a preservative in cosmetics and an active ingredient in some toilet bowl cleaners. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limits the amount of formaldehyde in some construction materials because on its own, formaldehyde is a carcinogen and is toxic to humans if ingested. When personal care products or cosmetics are said to contain formaldehyde, what they usually contain are actually formaldehyde-releasers. The EU has strongly restricted the use of formaldehyde in industrial and consumer products since 2014, citing its carcinogenic risk. Parabens, found in 75-90% of cosmetics as a preservative. Some studies have shown that parabens can mimic the effects of estrogen, the female sex hormone which could lead to a possible increase to breast cancer risk or potentially interfere with male reproductive function.These are easily absorbed through the skin and may potentiate breast cancer as Parabens can mimic estrogen, the primary female sex hormone. . If you drink fruit juices or use cosmetics or fragrance products, you likely have encountered parabens, an extremely popular preservative. when applied to the skin and absorbed into the body, parabens in cosmetics bypass the metabolic process and enter the blood stream and body organs intact. It has been estimated that women are exposed to 50 mg per day of parabens from cosmetics Parfum, often listed as Fragrance. According to the FDA, Fragrance (and flavors) can be classified as a trade secret and therefore its specific ingredients do not need to be disclosed on packaging. For people with chemical sensitivities, these unlisted ingredients can trigger allergic reactions, migraines, or cause asthma. Other fragrance additives, like DEP (see #4 above) help scents stay in the air longer, but have been shown in laboratory environments to potentially interrupt hormone functions. PEG Compounds are used as thickeners in cream-based cosmetics and laxatives. Polyethylene glycols are petroleum compounds most often found helping makeup and face creams deliver moisture. If perfectly pure, they are considered generally safe, though they’re not recommended for use on broken skin. Petrolatum, also called mineral oil jelly, is used to “lock in” moisture on the skin. excellent moisture barrier to keep skin hydrated and is often added to skin care and hair care products. It clocks the pores resulting to acne or other disorders , and prevents toxin elimination through the skin , factor for premature aging due to poor skin function and cell development But, because it is petroleum-based, there’s a risk it could be contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Research has shown a link between long-term exposure to these petroleum byproducts and cancer. Based on that evidence, the EU classifies petrolatum as a carcinogen Siloxanes can be found in cosmetics, deodorants, moisturizers, and facial treatments.if you like clean windshield, dry underarms, or a smooth makeup base, you’ve probably used products containing siloxane. The European study reached a similar conclusion, rating the chemicals as “high concern” but of no risk to human health. SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) makes products sudsy and foamy. It can be found in cleansers, shampoos, and shower gels It is also found in household cleaning products, like dish soap.. become contaminated with the known carcinogen ethylene oxide. Triclosan is an anti-bacterial agent. Triclosan was banned in personal care products ibanned in personal care products in the EU .In 2016, the FDA banned triclosan from use in antibacterial soaps and hand washes, but it may still be found in other cosmetics including toothpaste, shave gel, deodorant, lotions, and shampoo. Triclosan is an antibacterial chemical sometimes found in alcohol-based hand sanitizers that may disrupt thyroid function and can degrade into a form of dioxin, a class of chemicals linked to a broad range of toxicities including cancer. It weaken the cardiac function, impairs the immune system Because my children were sensitive to many things, i always had to watch what I was buying, Seeing just 1 of those name on a label i would put it back , those are not just on beauty products, but also on canned or packaged food, household cleaning products , laundry detergent, etc etc Next time you are shopping for skincare, beauty, and household products, I would really encourage you to LOOK AT THE LABELS, it does take more time , yet it is really important to read the ingredient lists thoroughly and not skim over words, especially the ones you can’t pronounce. Remember , Famous brands are NO guaranty for safety Your skincare products should be made with pure, organic ingredients and should not contain any toxins that could affect your health, and specially for baby products, Below are healthy alternatives to common products we find in supermarkets and famous brands click on the picture that related to your search, body care, cosmetics, household cleansing