09 Mar '12, 6pm

CHEJ: “So-called green products contain hidden toxic chemicals that are not on ...: Companies I have long truste...

CHEJ: “So-called green products contain hidden toxic chemicals that are not on ...: Companies I have long truste...

The most frequently detected compounds in alternative products, including the calculated composite sunscreen, were two natural fragrance compounds, an alkylphenol, methyl paraben and DEP The alternative shampoo sample had 2.4% diethanolamine. With the exception of shaving cream, products were not considered alternative if parabens were listed as an ingredient. Nevertheless, in alternative products, we detected parabens in 7 products, including 3 sunscreens, that did not list parabens on the label. Three phthalates were found only in alternative products: di- cyclohexyl phthalate (DCP), di-isononyl phthalate (DINP), and di-n-propyl phthalate (DPP). These compounds may have been introduced as substitutes for the better-known anti-androgenic phthalates (DBP, BBP, DEHP), even though they are also EDCs, with similar (DCP) or lesser (DINP, DPP) potency (Boberg et al. 2011; Hanna...

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