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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Other Toxic Substances - Cosmetics & Personal Care Products: Press Release: HEALTH RISKS IN SKIN & COSMETIC PRODUCTS


If you use skin care and cosmetics you could be in danger.

There is mounting evidence from research scientists that chemicals contained in the products we use daily on our bodies are detrimental to our health.

These chemicals are absorbed through the skin into the blood stream and carried to our organs, in the same way as nicotine and HRT patches

Avoid chemical exposure by choosing skin care and personal care products that are Certified Organic an
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Paraben preservatives are contentious ingredients in cosmetics. They are used to inhibit microbial growth and extend shelf life. In studies done at Edinburgh University by Prof. Philippa Dubre, 18 0f 20 women with breast cancer were found to have Paraben residues in the breast cancer tissue.

Another suspect group of chemicals is collectively called Phthalates. There has been evidence mounting for years through various scientific studies that Phthalates, known endocrine disruptors and found in many products, particularly personal care and cosmetics, fragrances and pacifiers are affecting semen quality, the male reproductive organs and have been found to cause genital malformations in baby boys.

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