Let's Stop Poisoning Our Children!!
Beautiful, vibrant skin is never just 'skin deep' and what you place on your skin is likely to be absorbed into your blood stream. Clear radiant skin is a sign of health and a mark of vitality.
However, how many cosmetic companies inform their customers of some of the most unwanted ingredients contained in personal care products which some health experts believe could damage both your skin and your health?
Read the labels on your personal care products. You may find ingredients that are harmful or toxic. You may find ingredients that react with others to produce a harmful or toxic substance. You may find ingredients that are commonly contaminated with harmful or toxic substances.
The table below lists SOME of the most potentially harmful ingredients and contaminants. If you have products that contain these ingredients, you may want to look for alternatives. There are safe products available; products that have been tested by third party scientists and are guaranteed as being free from potentially harmful ingredients and contaminants.
Unique Cancer Risk from Cosmetics and Personal Care Products
Dr Samuel Epstein, chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, states that mainstream industry cosmetics and personal care products (CPCPs) are the single most important, yet generally unrecognized, class of avoidable carcinogenic exposures for the overwhelming majority of citizens in major industrial nations. The reason for these unique risks reflects a complex of individual and interactive factors such as:
Interaction between different ingredients: even though a specific ingredient might not be in itself a frank carcinogen it might be a hidden carcinogen that may, under certain conditions, have carcinogenic properties when it combines with other ingredients in a product.
Prolonged duration of exposure: the concern is that daily exposure, over a lifetime, of toxic ingredients, many of which are left on skin, has a cumulative negative effect.
High permeability of skin: the skin is highly permeable to carcinogenic and other toxic ingredients, especially following prolonged exposure.
Effect of wetting agents on skin permeability: the permeability of skin to carcinogens, besides other toxic ingredients, is further increased by the presence of wetting agents or surfactants, probably the most common class of ingredients in the majority of CPCPs.
Bypassing detoxifying enzyme: carcinogens in CPCPs pose greater cancer risks than does food contaminated with carcinogenic pesticides and other industrial carcinogens as they are not detoxified by the liver but reach the general blood circulation without this protective detoxification.
Check the labels of your current products for the following potentially harmful ingredients.
Check the labels on your personal care products.
Harsh, Toxic Industrial Chemicals Are Invading Our Lives
FACT: Surgeon General requires WARNING LABELS on all cigarette products in 1970s.
FACT: 20 years later the nation faces a health calamity that could cost trillions of dollars and millions of lives
FACT: Many of our personal care items have WARNING LABELS as well? That we don?t know are there or we ignore them
FACT: When some of these ingredients interact with other substances they can increase the risk of cancer.
FACT: In 1938, when the FDA grandfathered these ingredients as safe, no studies were done on long-term use of products with so-called acceptable amounts of these ingredients.
Are there any clues today that might help?
We Think So!
Incredible, but true!
Before you dismiss this, go to your bathroom and check some labels. You’ll find Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Propylene Glycol (not to mention dozens of other chemicals) in toothpastes, conditioners, cosmetics, shampoos, lotions and many other common products?
.. You and your loved ones use several times, every day
Could these ingredients possibly have any long-term side effects?
• WHY is the rate of cancer soaring?
• WHY is the rate of heart disease soaring?
• WHERE did Alzheimer’s come from?
• WHY do so many people need glasses or contacts?
• WHY does the USA lead the world in the proliferation (increased rate of incidence) of degenerative diseases?
• WHAT does the USA spend a TRILLION dollars annually on health care for anyway? Shouldn't overall health be getting better?
There is something going on and it's not pretty. When you know the facts about what these chemicals found in our everyday products are and where they come from and what they cause?
You'll be shocked and then you should get angry.
The tobacco industry faces a monumental scandal. It's NOT only about what they knew regarding tobacco use but, WHEN did they know it?
Whether it's 10 years from now or 20 or 30 if producers of personal care items get called on the carpet to account for the use of these chemicals, will we be asking the same questions WHEN did they know it?
The simple truth is we already know it! These chemicals are found in industrial compounds and their Material Safety Data Sheets warn of cancer causing side effects, extreme skin irritants, etc. There's even a medical study that shows exposure can retard eye development in young mammals!
Could this possibly include our children? Hmmmmm