20 Apr '11, 5pm

Formaldehyde In Your Body Wash? Yep, and 6 Other Surprising Places via @PlanetGreen

Formaldehyde In Your Body Wash? Yep, and 6 Other Surprising Places via @PlanetGreen

Formaldehyde is a chemical that everyone knows exists, but does not know that they probably come into contact with it on a daily basis, if not several times a day. So here's a list of some of the more surprising places you might find this "probable carcinogen," which can have multiple adverse effects on the body. Children's Bath Products A 2009 report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that 23 of 28 baby products tested contained formaldehyde. The Environmental Working Group's Cosmetics Database has all kinds of baby shampoos and soaps listed as potentially containing formaldehyde. Hair Products Including a highly popular hair-smoothing treatment , the "Brazilian Blowout." Hair gels and other personal products also contain formaldehyde. Nail Polish The Environmental Working Group also lists several brands of nail polish and other cosmetic products that contain formal...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/formaldehyde...

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care2.com 01 May '11, 11pm

By Rachel Cernansky, Planet Green Everyone knows formaldehyde exists, but not everyone knows they probably come into conta...