It’s time we really spoke about chemical and toxicity levels in the body, a subject that truly may raise an eyebrow because some of the products or items we use on a regular basis could actually be causing more harm than doing our body good. When we spend so much time trying to make ourselves look good in appearance then why wouldn’t we want to be sure than our internal system is as healthy as possible.
Cosmetics, for example, when it comes to beauty products the effects of the ingredients they contain can be more than just skin deep. In the U.S., major loopholes in federal law allow the cosmetics industry to put thousands of synthetic chemicals into personal care products, even if those chemicals are linked to cancer, infertility or birth defects.
Plastic is everywhere—it’s used in consumer products and packaging of all kinds. And while it solves a lot of problems for manufacturers and can seem convenient to consumers, there are also serious risks to human health and the environment from its widespread use. Three plastics have been shown to leach toxic chemicals when heated, worn or put under pressure: polycarbonate, which leaches bisphenol A; polystyrene, which leaches styrene; and PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, which leaches phthalates.
Parabens are a group of compounds widely used in creams, lotions, ointments and other cosmetics, including underarm deodorants. They are absorbed through the skin and have been identified in biopsy samples from breast tumors.
Ethylene oxide is found in fragrances and is commonly used to manufacture popular brands of shampoo. It is classified as a known human carcinogen and is one of the forty-eight chemicals that the National Toxicology Program (NTP) identifies as mammary carcinogens in animals.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons Some cosmetics and shampoos are made with coal tar and, therefore, may contain PAHs. They have been shown to increase risk for breast cancer.
Knowledge is power. Learn how to avoid the nasty chemicals in personal care products. Even though plastic is everywhere, there’s a lot you can do to reduce your use of the most toxic plastics. The wiser our choices are about the products we choose the better chances we have of preventing any unnecessary toxins from entering our system and causing harm or illness.
Live wisely and be healthy & happy. Until then do yourself a favor and read the labels on what you are going to consume or use on your body as if your health depends on it…because it does!!
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