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Do this simple exercise on a few of the personal care products you and your loved ones use on an everyday basis. It could be your toothpaste, shampoo or a moisturizing cream or deodorant. See how many of the toxic ingredients listed in the table below you can find in your cosmetics and personal care products.

Here is a typical list on a jar of common hand cream the product is described as containing "natural" herbal extracts

Water, - Stearic Acid, - Sorbitol, -Glycerin, - C-12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, - Sodium Borate -TEA, - Cetyl Alcohol, - Dimethicone, - Aloe Vera, - Phenoxyethanol, - Propylene Glycol, -Quince Extract, - Tocopheryl Acetate, - Potassium Sorbate, - EDTA, - Allantoin, - Methyl Paraben, - Propyl Paraben, - Butyl Paraben, - Menthol

YOU do your own exercise and see how many toxic chemicals you can find in your products that are listed below. Remember this is just a partial list of the tens of thousands of chemicals in common use - some 85,000 of them now at last count!


1,4-dioxane
2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (Bronopol)
Alcohol, Isopropyl (SD-40)
Ammonium Laureth Sulfate (ALES)
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS)
Anionic Surfactants

Benzalkonium Chloride
Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)

Cationic surfactants
Cetalkonium chloride
Chloromethylisothiazolinone & Isothiazolinone
Cocoamidopropyl Betaine
Cocoyl Sarcosine
Cyclomethicone

DEA (diethanolamine)
Diazolidinyl urea
Dimethicone
Disodium Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate
DMDM Hydantoin

Ethoxylated surfactants

FD&C Colour Pigments
Formaldehyde
Fragrance

Hydrolysed Animal Protein

Imidazolidinyl Urea
Isopropyl Palmitate

Lanolin
Lauryl dimonium hydrolysed collagen
Lauryl or Cocoyl Sarcosine
Lauryl Sarcosine
Liquidum Paraffinum

MEA compounds
Methylisothiazolinone
Methylchloroisothiazolinone
Mineral Oil

Nitrosating Agents

Paraben preservatives (methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl)
Paraffin wax/oil
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) compounds
Propylene/Butylene Glycol
PVP/VA Copolymer

Quaternium-7, 15, 31, 60, etc

Rancid Natural Emollients

Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate
Silicone derived emollients
Sodium Hydroxide
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
SLES
Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate
Stearalkonium Chloride

Talc
TEA (Triethanolamine) Laureth Sulfate
Toluene

For facts on specific toxic chemicals http://www.hazard.com/msds/


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