Over the last 100 years, the rate of cancer in the U.S. has
sky-rocketed from 1 out of 8000 people diagnosed, to
1 out of 3 today. We have answers for you!
RALPH NADER; Consumer Advocate, Forwarded
from the book "The Safe Shoppers Bible":
"Consumers receive little guidance from product manufacturers, whose advertising and labeling are too often misleading and not objective sources of information. Government also offer little guidance. Indeed, while many local, state, and federal government agencies are entrusted with protection of the public health, most have failed to assure consumers that they are being adequately protected, or that they are being provided with full, if any, label disclosure of Carcinogenic (cancer-causing), neurotoxic (causing damage to the nervous system),or
teratogenic (birth defect-causing) chemicals in their household products."
The book goes on to suggest:
"Read the labels on your Shampoo, Deodorant,
Toothpaste, Moisturizer, Facial Cleanser, Shaving cream, Bubble-bath &
other personal care products. You will most likely find some of the following
Controversial Ingredients in the products that you are now using!"
Called a humectant in cosmetics, it is really "industrial anti-freeze" and the major ingredient in brake and hydraulic fluid. Tests show it can be a strong skin irritant. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on Propylene Glycol warn to avoid skin contact as it is systemic and can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.
Comes from crude oil (petroleum) used in industry as metal cutting fluid. May suffocate the skin by forming an oil film. Healthy skin needs to take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. This process should not be inhibited. Holding large amounts of moisture in the skin can "flood" the biology, and may result in immature, unhealthy, sensitive skin that dries out easily.
Same properties as Mineral Oil. Industrially it is used as a grease component.
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE (SLS) and SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (SLES)
Potentially, SLS is perhaps the most harmful ingredient in personal-care products. SLS is used in testing-labs as the standard skin irritant to compare the healing properties of other ingredients. Industrial uses of SLS include: garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers and car wash soaps. Studies show its danger potential to be great, when used in personal-care products. Research has shown that SLS and SLES may cause potentially carcinogenic nitrates and dioxins to form in the bottles of shampoos and cleansers by reacting with commonly used ingredients found in many products. Large amounts of nitrates may enter the blood system from just one shampooing.
BENTONITE or KAOLIN
Clays in foundations that may clog and suffocate the skin.
Draws moisture from inside the skin, and holds it on the surface for a better "feel". Dries skin from the inside out.
COLLAGEN and ELASTIN of HIGH MOLECULAR
Derived from animal skins and ground-up chicken feet. Both of these ingredients form films that may suffocate and over-moisturize the skin.
Made from animal fat and lye. May let bacteria feed and grow in it. May corrode & dry the skin.
Other controversial ingredients include, Flouride, Aluminum and Diethanolamine (DEA)
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