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10 Toxic Ingredients To Avoid When Shopping

– Primarily used as a solvent in manufacturing situations, it is also commonly found in personal care products because it is an accidental byproduct of the ethoxylation process that goes on when cosmetic products are made. A study by the Organic Consumers Association determined that that dioxane was inside many “organic and natural” products, and another study by the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics found that when laboratory animals were tested with 1,4-dioxane at the lowest parts per billion level—over the animal’s lifetime – they developed cancer, and that the combined effects of lifetime exposure to 1,4-dioxane and other carcinogens can create synergistic effects, so that levels from multiple compounds add up and even multiply to create greater risk. The Environmental Protection Agency classifies 1,4-Dioxane as a “Group B2, probable human carcinogen,” based on...

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