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The Dirty Dozen – Toxic Product List

The CPC recommends that safe, or safer products, be used by the population. There are over 3,500 consumer products analyzed and listed in The Safe Shoppers Bible. The Cancer Prevention Coalition announces the "Dirty Dozen", which should be avoided.

Dirty Dozen

Alternative Product

1. Beef Frankfurters (Oscar Meyer Foods Corp.)

Nitrite Free Natural Hot Dogs or Tofu Franks

2. Whole Milk (Eg. Borden or Lucerne)

Skim Milk-Horizon Organic Skim Milk, Soy

Milk or others that advertise Hormone Free and

Chemical Free

3. Talcum Powder (Johnson & Johnson, Inc.)

Corn Starch –

    - Neways International, Inc. Products

    - Johnson & Johnson, Inc.

    4. Cover Girl Replenishing Natural Finish

    Foundation Makeup (Proctor & Gamble, Inc.)

Neways International, Inc. Cosmetic Beauty Products

    5. Crest Tartar Control Toothpaste

    (Proctor & Gamble, Inc.)

Neways International, Inc. Products Ultrashine,  Radiance, Weleda

    6. Alberto VO5 Conditioner (Essence of Neutral

    Henna, 1994), (Alberto-Culver USA, Inc.)

Neways International, Inc. Products

Aubrey Organics, Avalon,

Earth Preserve Hair Vitalizer (all scents)

Earth Preserve, Inc.

7. Clairol Nice’N Easy Permanent Hair Color

(Clairol Inc.)

Igora Botanic – Logana Henna Black – Nature Kosmetik,

Natural Henna

8. Ajax Cleaner (Colgate – Palmolive, Inc.)

Neways International, Inc. household cleaning  Products

9. Zud Heavy Duty Cleanser (Reckitt &Colman)

Neways International, Inc. Products

Bon-Ami Cleansing Powder, Bon-Ami, Inc.

10. Lysol Disinfectant Spray (Reckitt & Colman)

Neways International, Inc. Products – Air

Freshener and Essential Oils

11. Zodiac Cat & Dog Flea Collar (Sandoz Agro)

Trader Joe’s Herbal Flea Collar for Cats or


    12. Ortho Weed-B-Gone Lawn Weed Killer


    Safer Pesticides, Inc.


This list was originally released in the Cancer Prevention News, Fall 1995. More information is available in the book Safe Shoppers Bible, Politics of Cancer Revisited, Breast Cancer Prevention Program and on the web at: or Contact:

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