Clear colourless liquid used to dissolve other liquids in personal care products Petroleum distillates are a suspected human carcinogen. Found in: mascara, perfume, foundation, lipstick and lip balm Problems associated with it: Neurotoxicity
An artificial preservative used in personal care products, Parabens are the reason sunscreens, deodorants, shampoos and conditioners do not ‘spoil’. Research has shown that it takes 26 seconds for our skin to absorb parabens into our bloodstream. Pregnant women and young children are most vulnerable to this family of synthetics. Problems associated with it: BreastContinue reading “A – Z of Toxicity in our home – Parabens”
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.
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”