The following disturbing information cannot be overlooked…
Of the 2,983 chemicals (used in cosmetics) analysed by the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), the results were as follows:
884 of the ingredients were found to be toxic.
314 can cause biological mutation (change in cells)
218 can cause reproductive complications
778 can cause acute toxicity
146 can cause tumours, and
376 can cause skin & eye irritations
(Ref. Why Are You Poisoning Your Family?, by Kare Possick, A Consumer Alert Publication, 1994)
Remove Dangerous Ingredients:
Propylene Glycol and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate are just two of the many harmful ingredients in your bathroom…
Propylene Glycol: Industrial anti-freeze, major ingredient in brake & hydraulic fluid. Also used in cosmetics, toothpaste and lotions. Implicated in contact dermatitis, kidney damage & liver abnormalities.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) (SLES): Found in most brands of shampoo, conditioner, lotion & toothpaste, is also a major ingredient in car wash soap, engine degreaser & garage floor cleaner. Exposure to SLS may lead to hair loss, eye damage, skin irritations, and kidney damage. A burning sensation, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea & vomiting are also possible side effects, according to this compound’s MSDS.
WATCH OUT for these dangerous ingredients as well:
Alcohol, Aluminium, Coal Tar, Formaldehyde, Lanolin, Mineral Oil, Talc.