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Toxic Ingredients to Avoid When Buying Cosmetics and Household Cleaning Products

Most commercial cosmetic products on the market today are dangerous and toxic. They contain heavy metals and toxic synthetic chemicals. The effects of the ingredients can be more than just skin deep. You have to go to a health food store or purchase through a special company to buy the toxic free, natural stuff. You may pay a little more but it is well worth it.

You Must Educate Yourself
If you know what heavy metals and synthetic chemicals to avoid then reading the ingredient labels will make purchasing cosmetics so much easier. That is if you even care what you put on your face and skin.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health detected lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other metals in 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in drugstores and department stores. These toxic chemicals are endocrine disrupters which can possibly lead to cancer, hormone disruptions, learning disabilities and alot of other illnesses.
According to an article on Natural News-Aileen Lucero, Acting National Coordinator of the EcoWaste Coalition in Manila, the Philippines, has raised concerns that cosmetic chemical toxins and heavy metals affect both mother and baby. She thinks this may be part of the reason why umbilical cord blood from birthing mothers contains up to 300 contaminants.
To prover her point, EcoWaste had some members scatter into outer Manila, buying up cosmetic samples from different manufacturers and bringing them in for heavy metal analysis. EcoWaste discovered that all of them contained traces of heavy metals, but some even exceeded the limits on heavy metals in cosmetics set by ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations).
Check Your Beauty Products and Household Products-Read Labels

Here is just a few toxic ingredients lurking in our everyday products.
Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Ethylene Glycol-Is in Antifreeze.

Check your toothpaste, facial cleansers, shampoos, conditioners, baby products and under arm deodorants.
The EPA warns us not to put it into our soil. But yet we put it in our mouth and on our bodies? Contact with these glycols can cause brain, liver and kidney, malfunction. They penetrate the skin fast weaken protein and cellular structure.
Sodium Hydroxide-Drano Kithen Crystals. Crystal Drano is 100% Sodium Hydroxide. Also check your oven cleaners.
Toothpaste. Look for Total or Extra whitening. Also in soaps and facial cleansers.
Sodium Laurel Sulfate-Strong detergents. Engine degreasers and in garage floor cleaners. This chemical will be in 90% of your personal care products. It is the cheapest way to create foam.
DEA, MEA, TEA-Restricted in Europe but used freely in the USA. It is a hormone disruptor  tied to cancer. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) says repeated applications result in major increase in liver, breast and kidney cancer.
This dangerous risk has increased in children.
PEG Polyethylene Glycol-Carcinogenic compound that reduces the natural moisture of the skin. The higher the PEG content, the more toxic it is.
Mineral Oil-Petroleum Product. Coats the skin like saran wrap. Baby oil is 100% mineral oil.
Parabens-Hormone disrupting chemicals.
Check your makeup and lipstick.
FD&C Color Pigments-Synthetic color. It comes from coal tar.
Becareful of companies who say their products are safe. They will use the term food grade, cosmetic grade glycols, and mild.

Learning about these chemicals was very eye opening to me. That’s why I joined the toxic free buying club.

Join the movement and discover the-healthy-home-company-toxic free products and start living a more toxic free lifestyle today!



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