5 Cancer Causing Chemicals in Personal Care and beauty cosmetic Products

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            Potentially Questionable and Controversial and known Cancer Causing Chemicals in Personal Care and Beauty Products

Almost all companies that sell personal care products have potentially controversial and questionable chemicals in them, and say it isn't so (a lie)-- but we have proof in this documented FREE Report below!

Back in 1938, when the U.S. Government formed the FDA, it was believed that our skin was the perfect barrier to protect us from potentially harmful chemicals. So the chemicals then in use were "Grandfathered in" as safe and legal to use in products that were to be in contact with human skin. Now we know our skin is much more of a dry sponge and we absorb most things that come in contact with our skin. ( Prove this to yourself. Remove one shoe and sock, put a 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder in the shoe, put the shoe back on, {no sock for this test}. Ten minutes later kiss your spouse. They will tell you about your breath.)

The Industrial World USES Propylene Glycol (PG) and Polyethylene glycol (PEG): Industrial Antifreeze, Brake/Hydraulic Fluid, Paint, Airplane De-Icer. These have chemicals have been found to cause adverse health effects : contact dermatitis, kidney damage and liver abnormalities; Inhibit skin cell growth in human tests; Damage cell membranes causing rashes, dry skin and surface damage to the skin.

Sodium Lauryl (or Laureth) Sulfate: Engine Degreaser, Garage/Concrete Floor Cleaner, Car Wash Soap; Surrounds hair follicle in shampoo to keep it from growing, causes hair to fall out; keeps children's eyes from developing properly, causes cataracts in older people; In Toothpaste: Weakens enamel on teeth to cause cavities: SLS is very abrasive and may burn the skin, mouth, Canker sores, or scalp.

Cocoamide, Lauramide DEA (diethanolamine): is readily absorbed through the skin, is a potentially cancer causing ingredient found in many mainstream cosmetics and toiletries. Reacts with nitrates in cosmetics to form another potential carcinogen/DEA. Your blood cells immediately take it through your skin to the body's organs we need: Liver, Kidneys, Heart, etc

DID YOU KNOW... That the journal of the American College of Toxicology reports that (SLS) is easily absorbed into your skin and builds up in your heart, liver, lungs, and brain... even if you wash it right off after using it!

The Medical College of Georgia has done testing showing that SLS forms dangerous levels of cancer-causing nitrosamines when combined with several other common ingredients found in many personal care products.

1997 - September, the Boston Globe quoted Senators Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch as saying That "the Government Accounting Office has identified 125 cosmetic ingredients suspected of causing cancer. Other ingredients may cause birth defects."

DID YOU KNOW... That the Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc. reports that sodium lauryl sulfate builds up in the eye tissue and may be a cause of eyesight problems in many children? You will find sodium lauryl (or laureth) sulfate in most shampoos. 

Why do toothpastes have a warning such as:
WARNING LABELS: Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. Do not swallow. ... In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a poison control center IMMEDIATELY.

So today, without follow up research to prove their safety, potentially controversial and questionable chemicals are in everyday personal care products.

Have you ever read the labels on your deodorant, shaving cream, children's bubble bath, mouthwash and and seen the "warning label" on your toothpaste BOX???

Product warning labels are shown for a reason. It is a fact that many manufacturers use certain questionable and controversial chemical ingredients mainly because they're CHEAP, and give the ILLUSION of working properly But more importantly for the manufacturer, they cost very little to fill the bottle, so it is a bigger profit margin for them. But residues of more than 400 toxic chemicals have been found in human blood and fat tissue.

From 1950 to 1989, the overall incidence of cancer in the U.S. has risen by 54% (smoking related incidences account for less than 25% of the increase). Childhood cancer is up 50%. Today, cancer is the leading cause of death for women aged 35-74. Some researchers believe that many types of cancer starts 20 years before they are diagnosed. Baby Boomers have three times the cancer rate of their grandparents.

In 1901 cancer was considered a rare disease. Statistics show that 1 out of 8000 persons had cancer. Today, according to the American Cancer Society, 1 out of 3 people have cancer. By the year 2000, 1 out of 2 persons will be touched by cancer. (It is a multi, multi-billion dollar business at cancer hospitals. We are robbed of health and wealth)

How much cancer, and other illnesses, are linked to chemical exposure? Sometimes it depends on which "expert" you listen to but even OSHA admits there are at least 880 variations of compounds of chemicals ( that are harmful to your nervous system) and are used in personal care products, cosmetics, and perfumes.

This is just the beginning of the list of chemicals to avoid in products you use daily:

1. Cocoamide DEA, diethanolamine, TEA, triethanolamine, MEA

2.  Propylene glycol, propylene oxide, polyethylene glycol

3. Sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate

4.  Sodium Fluoride

5.  Mineral Oil , Petrolatum and Coal Tar

DID YOU KNOW... There is a proven significant trend towards the incidence of ALZHEIMER'S disease among long term users of ALUMINUM based anti-perspirants? They are even linking ALUMINUM to breast cancer, which is the leading killer for women under 40. But almost all store brands use aluminum. NEWAYS deodorant does not. Tests from scientists and doctors show that ALUMINUM goes right to the brain. Parkinson's disease also has been linked to ALUMINUM in the brain.

DID YOU KNOW... That three of the most popular shaving creams combine two chemicals which together form a likely cancer causing agent? They're even listed right on the label. But how many people would know this? The manufacturers are betting "not many"... NEWAYS Products DO NOT have these ingredients. But another product that does is a popular KID'S SHAMPOO!

Sodium lauryl (or laureth) sulfate (SLS) and propylene glycol are two of the most common ingredients found in many personal care products. Others: Petrolatum,  synthetic Glycerine, Collagen, Kaoloin or Bentonite & Mineral Oil. Sodium lauryl (or laureth) sulfate is a top favorite ingredient listing in kids shampoo & toothpaste

DID YOU KNOW... Propylene Glycol has over 14 legal synonyms? WHY???
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate has over 90 Legal synonyms? WHY???

Pure Haven Essentials do NOT contain potentially controversial and questionable chemicals in their shampoos or other products!

Your skin is the largest breathing organ of your body, and many chemicals can be absorbed through it. Nicotine and medicine skin patches wouldn't work if the skin couldn't absorb. Yet almost ALL shampoos contain SLS.

DID YOU KNOW... That propylene glycol,(industrial antifreeze) (derivative of propylene oxide) is listed on the FDA government website as a known carcinogen? 

This ingredient is used in many facial moisturizer and hand/body lotions, has been found to cause kidney damage and liver abnormalities in scientific and animal testing? Propylene glycol may damage cell membranes causing rashes, dry skin, and surface damage to the skin. Sierra brand anti-freeze for your car is mostly propylene glycol (read it right off the label). Most auto anti-freezes will switch to propylene glycol (from ethylene glycol) in the near future. Is this the best thing to be putting on your skin? We don't think so, so we don't use it! Ethylene glycol is first ingredient listed on the antifreeze label.

DID YOU KNOW... That KIDS' bubble baths have warning labels on them? Why? It is because the sodium lauryl sulfate in them eats away at the mucous lining of the skin and causes urinary tract infections. Bad for little girls of any age. Pure Haven has a much better product that is safe to use, with NO WARNING LABELS or animal testing needed!!

If you are still not convinced, just read the WARNING LABELS on your child's bubble bath... Bad for little girls of any age!! A world-renowned expert, toxicologist, Chairman of the nationwide Cancer Prevention Coalition, and co-author of Safe Shopper's Bible, Dr.. Samuel Epstein has said that, "Lifelong use of these products... clearly poses major avoidable cancer risks to the great majority of the U.S. consumers, particularly in infants and young children."

DID YOU KNOW... That many children are rushed to the emergency rooms each year due to alcohol poisoning from drinking mouthwash? One of the most popular brands of mouthwash is 26.9% alcohol. In adults, high alcohol mouthwash increases the risk of oral cancer by as much as 60%.

DID YOU KNOW... Recently a thousand people had to be evacuated from their homes, By order of OSHA because a factory near there homes had a one gallon spill of a hazadorous chemical. This ingredient is used in hair shampoo!!!!

All these questionable and controversial chemicals found in our everyday products, combined with the pollution of our air and water, has created an environment that is no longer "user friendly." 


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