Saturday, November 14, 2009

Toxins in our Cosmetics???

Beware of what is in your cosmetics, lotions, deodorants,
antiperspirants, creams, body sprays, pharmaceutical products
and food.
It was reported earlier this year that English researchers identified
parabens in samples of breast tumors. Parabens (alkyl esters of
p-hydroxbenzoic acid) are being widely used as antimicrobial
preservatives in thousands of cosmetics, personal care products,
pharmaceutical products and food.
Six commonly used forms are: (Methylparaben, Ethylparaben,
p-Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, n-Butylparaben and Benzylparaben).
It is estimated that they are used in at least 13,200 cosmetics products.
Philippa Darbre, an oncology expert at the University of Reading, in
Edinburgh, the chemical form of the parabens found in 18 of the 20 tumors
tested indicated that they originated from something applied to the skin,
the most likely candidates being deodorants, antiperspirants, creams or
body sprays.
Remember these names and check every label before you buy. If no
ingredients are listed don’t buy it or look at the same product in USA and
you will see the ingredients. Canada still may not be required to list all
Be aware and check even our natural products to be sure they are totally
free of any toxic ingredients.
Taken from Organic Consumers Asociation newsletter, subject: Cosmetics, Parabens, and Breast Cancer/

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