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9 Toxins to Avoid in Personal Care Products

9 Toxins to Avoid in Personal Care Products

Printer friendly version Send this to a friend Sign up for email list Become a member Apr/May 2011 9 Toxins to Avoid in Personal Care Products Find product safety ratings at CosmeticDatabase.org . Find research on individual ingredients at Toxipedia.org , and always avoid these nine worst toxins. Download an 8x10 poster of these nine toxins » 1. PARABENS: They’re in adult and baby shampoo and many other products, and they are estrogen mimickers that can lead to cancer. 2. FRAGRANCE: The FDA requires that food, drug, and body care companies list their ingredients on their products—but chemicals used to scent products can be clumped under the vague term “fragrance.” Found in everything from shampoo to deodorant, a single product’s secret fragrance mixture can contain potentially hundreds of toxic volatile organic compounds. 3 . NANOPARTICLES: Found in lotions, moisturizers, ...

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