with NONE of the below questionable or controversial chemicals from a Healthy Homes, Safety
HEALTH ALERT !
INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR HEALTH
Would you like to learn about
having a Healthy Home, protecting your health and the health of your family? Would you like to know
about using safe, effective, personal care products in your household and how
to avoid questionable and controversial chemicals in the products you use daily? I hope you will want to know why it is important for you to read the following factual information.
Did you know or could you even imagine that the products you use every day contain
questionable and controversial chemicals? Did you know you could be using anti freeze or engine
degreaser on your hair and your body? You probably are and don't know this.
These substances are found in most shampoos, moisturizers, body gels, shaving gels, soaps, cosmetics,
dating back to 1938, when the first laws were made on consumer products. These
major companies use the same formulations from 60 years ago. The manufacturers use
them because they produce lots of foam and they are cheap. BUT the fact is that cocoamide dea and tea (diethanolamine and triethanolamine are from coconut
contaminated by dioxans- pesticides), propylene glycol and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) which are used as
anti freeze and to scrub garage floors and engine degreasers. It has also been proven that in combination with other chemicals can
potentially cause cancering nitrosamines. This is no joke!
From the book " The Safe Shoppers Bible", published
in 1995, by Dr. Samuel Epstein, MD, and Dr. David Steinman, MD, quote:
"Not a single cosmetic company warns consumers of the
presence of carcinogens in its products - despite the fact that several common
cosmetic ingredients or their contaminants are carcinogenic themselves or are
"Consumers have an inalienable right to know what
ingredients are in products they use daily, and to be certain that chemicals
posing chronic health risks will be phased out when alternatives are available.
These are rights regardless of one's perception of the risk of the ingredient.
Yet walk down the aisle of any supermarket and you will quickly see how minimal
regulation has led to grossly inadequate labeling."
"How bad is the situation? Some leading household products do
not disclose to the consumer that they contain carcinogens, neurotoxins or other
hazardous substances. Shoppers may choose these products anyway and may want to
continue using them, but deserve complete labeling information to make an
"Government and industry have failed abysmally to protect
consumer health adequately; at the very least, they have failed to inform
consumers fully of the hazardous ingredients used in household products,
cosmetics and foods. This glaring void leaves consumers at peril, uninformed and
feeling powerless and frightened by the lack of information. One of the major
reasons for our publishing the Safe Shoppers Bible is to empower you to
transform your lifestyle into one that is healthier, more natural and in greater
harmony with the health of our environment."
"The major dilemma for consumers anxious to find safe products
is that they do not know where to turn for information. The only consumer guides
available today stress homemade alternatives to household products or point up
only those often more expensively priced brands available through health food
markets and mail order. But most people today are so busy making a living,
taking care of their children, and doing other daily chores that they do not
have the time or patience to mix their own household cleaners or make their own
laundry soap and cosmetics."
"The Safe Shoppers Bible is designed as tool to help shoppers
find the safest foods and consumer products, whether major or alternative
brands. Several thousand brands of consumer products have been evaluated."
"Occasionally, recommend brands are available only at health
food stores or through mail order catalogs that specialize in environmentally
safe products. But simply shopping in a health food store is no guarantee of
buying the safest products or foods. Many health food stores sell foods grown
with pesticides and consumer products that are no safe (and often more
expensive) than those found in your favorite major supermarket. Furthermore,
many of their health products make false or misleading claims."
"The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an independent
regulatory agency created in 1972, is charged with ensuring that common consumer
household products are safe from unreasonable risk of injury and death. The CPSC
has jurisdiction of more than fifteen thousand consumer products. Yet
manufacturers of household products are not required to disclose any of their
hazardous ingredients used in their products. Federal regulations do require
manufacturers to provide minimal label information, but not for carcinogenicity, neurotoxicity, or reproductive effects, which hardly constitutes adequate
disclosure. Disclosure of controversial ingredients will remain minimal as long as
responsibility for disclosure rests with manufacturers and government oversight
"Our goal is to encourage industry to provide consumers more
information and to produce safer products by reducing reliance on toxic
Dr. Samuel S. Epstein, MD, Cancer Prevention Coalition
Resources from Third Party websites
Information on Chemicals in Everyday Used Products
The following are from the
National Toxicology (US Government run) Program Reports on Carcinogens:
NTP Report on Carcinogens- Mineral Oil, Coal Tar
NTP Report on Carcinogens-Propylene Oxide (propylene glycol is a derivative)
NTP Report on Carcinogens-long list
NTP Report on Carcinogens
12th Report On Carcinogens
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA
following are safety data fact sheets required for all product manufacturers on
all the chemicals that are used in our daily used personal care products.
Material Safety Data Sheet for
Safety Data Sheet for Mineral Oil and Petrolatum
Safety Data Sheet for Propylene Glycol (derived from propylene oxide)
Material Safety Data
Sheet for SODIUIM LAURYL SULFATE, SLS
Material Safety Data Sheet for TEA,
Material Safety Data Sheet for
Safety Data Sheet for Glycerin
Material Safety Data Sheet for Titanium dioxide
Propylene Oxide (proplene glycol is a
PROPYLENE GLYCOL-An Industrial Anti-Freeze. Used in products to make skin feel smooth and slippery.
Accumulated in heart, liver, and kidneys and weakens the immune system. PG is used in
moisturizers, hair conditioners, baby wipes, antifreeze, hydraulic fluid and brake fluid.
DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT, CHECK YOUR DICTIONARY!!
propylene glycol n. 1. A colorless viscous hygroscpopic liquid(c liquid, CH 3CHOCH
2 20H, used in antifreeze solutions, in hydraulic fluids, and as a solvent.
The American Heritage Dictionary of English Language - Third Edition 1992 Houghton Mifflin Co.
Controversial TOXINS? - NOT IN MY SHAMPOO!!
One of the problem's is the connection of Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate
(SLES) combining with other carcinogenic dioxins and nitrate contamination
from other chemicals. These
ingredients are usually derived from the coconut plant.
can react with many types of ingredients used in skin products and form nitrates (cancer causing precursors).
SLES can react with ingredients to form both nitrates and
dioxins (more carcinogens), thus making your shampoo bottle its own laboratory.
Dr. Samuel S.
Epstein's explanation on SLS
HOW CAN THESE CHEMICALS BE
ALLOWED, DOES THE GOVERNMENT KNOW THEY ARE questionable or controversial?
These chemicals have been used since the creation of said products, 1938, and have been
"grandfathered" into use by the FDA, with no new laws introduced since then!
Manufacturers know this and are disguising labels by using over 160 synonyms
which makes it almost impossible for the consumer to recognize them!
OTHER INGREDIENTS TO AVOID
Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Coal
Tar, Petroleum, ppg, PEG, Talc, Oxybenzene, Oxybenzone, Octilate, Synthetic Glycerin, Bisphonel, AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and other Skin Shed Acceleration. Acids are deep penetrating and
take whatever is mixed with them along for the ride, small molecules that enter
the blood stream immediately..