Oxybenzone or benzophenone-3 (trade names Milestab 9, Eusolex 4360, Escalol 567, KAHSCREEN BZ-3) is an organic compound. It is a pale-yellow solid that is readily soluble in most organic solvents. Oxybenzone belongs to the class of aromatic ketones known as benzophenones. Studies have shown its high penetrative capacity as well as our bodies ability toContinue reading “A – Z of Toxicity in our home – Oxybenzone”
Lead acetate in some men’s hair dyes, can increase the body’s lead level. Lead is a potent neurotoxin, lead acetate has been banned in Canada and the European Union.
Used in some toilet bowl cleaners and deodorisers This corrosive chemical is highly toxic if inhaled. Inhalation of vapours may cause severe irritation of the respiratory system, coughing and difficulty breathing. It can also be a skin, mucous membrane and eye irritant.
A common solvent in paints, cleaning products, brake fluid and cosmetics, glycol ethers are known to shrink the testicles of rats exposed to it. Linked to the damage of fertility of unborn children, as well as reported cases of asthma and allergy in children exposed to it from the paint that coats their bedroom walls.Continue reading “A – Z of Toxicity in our home – Glycol Ethers”
Some cosmetics chemicals are designed to react with water in the bottle to generate a little formaldehyde, a preservative, to keep the product from growing mould and bacteria. But formaldehyde is a potent allergen which the World Health Organization consider carcinogenic. Formaldehyde releasers include DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, and quaternium-15. A 2010 studyContinue reading “A – Z of Toxicity in our home – Formaldehyde / Formaldehyde releasers”