The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Heatlh (NIOSH) analyzed 2,983 chemicals used in personal care products and 884 were found to be toxic.
Of the 884 toxins used in personal care products: 1. 778 can cause acute toxicity 2. 146 can cause tumors 3. 218 can cause reproductive complications 4. 314 can cause biological mutation 5. 376 can cause skin and eye irritations
Most commonly found harmful ingredients in personal care products are: *Mineral oil * Petroleum-based products *Sodium Flouride * Collagen * Artificial Dyes * Artificial Fragrances *Propylene Glycol
What's the Motor oil doing in your toothpaste? It may sound ridiculous but it is true. Not only is motor oil (Propylene Glycol) used in your toothpaste but how about adding some engine degreaser- known as Sodium Lauryl Sulphate - to your toothpaste? Well- it's loaded with these chemicals and more. Toxic,cancer-causing flouride has been added as well ! And remember triclosan is added to toothpastestoo!
So what's wrong with this? These petrochemicals are harmful to the nervous system and are hormone disruptors. Propylene Glycol used in anti-freeze is implicated in contact dermatitis, kidney damage and liver abnormalities; can inhibit skin cell growth in human tests and can damage cell membranes causing rashes, dry skin and surface damage. (from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate used as an engine degreaser (SLS) was found in all toothpastes tested - Hence the warning on all labels - even found in Tom's of Maine brand toothpaste- a toothpaste found in Natural Health Food Stores.
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