Toxins are simply a part of modern life. From pollution in our cities, to pesticides in our fresh fruit and vegetables, however what most people don’t realise is that there are more and more toxins that we do not think about which are making us sick.
Have you ever looked at your tube of toothpaste? Take a look right now. Is there a warning on it that says to seek medical advice if you swallow it?
Some medications, particularly angina medication, is taken by placing it under your tongue. This way there is a quicker absorption into the bloodstream and therefore the medication gets to the heart much quicker than if its swallowed and then absorbed by the stomach into the blood stream. How much time do you stand in front of the mirror brushing your teeth? Also, how many times a day do you brush your teeth? Next time you’re using any of the big name toothpastes, think about the list of ingredients below and think about how quick they are entering your blood stream.
Cancer Can Be Caused By Your Shampoo
By Sylvia Booth Hubbard
Your shampoo may be increasing your risk of developing Cancer? Or could it be your moisturizer? Ingredients that are banned in Europe for use in personal care products such as shampoos, deodorants, and body lotions, are sold to unsuspecting Americans everyday. Several of these products are probably in your home right now.
Some contain a cocktail of harmful ingredients, including DHA (diethanolamine), phthalates, formaldehyde, benxene, para-dioxane, propylene glycol, sodium laurl sulfate and petroleium. They have all been linked to many diseases, including cancers.
Personal care products aren’t regulated by the FDA for safety. According to the Environmental Working Group, only about 11 percent of the over 10,500 ingredients used in personal products have been tested for safety.
The Following Chemicals Are Found In Most Shampoos
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). SLS is an ingredient used in commercial shampoos, but it’s also used in engine degreasers. It can be stored throughout the body including the eyes brain heart and liver, and can even change genetic information in cells. It can react with other ingredients in shampoos and body cleansers to form carcinogenic nitrates and dioxins. With just one shampooing, large numbers of nitrates can be absorbed by the skin and enter the blood supply.
Propylene glycol. Propylene is a major ingredient in industrial antifreeze as well as brake and hydraulic fluid. In personal care products, it helps retain moisture. It’s used in toothpastes, deodorants, lotions and shampoos, and it can cause kidney and liver damage.
Para-dioxane: Para-dioxane, also know as 1,4-dioxane, is a probably carcinogen that is found in some children’s shampoos at levels above those deemed safe by the FDS=A. In 2007, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics commissioned a study of baby-care products contain the chemical. Personal care products containing para-dioxane have been banned in Europe.
Diethanolamine (DEA) DEA is found in hundreds of personal care products and is probably in your soap and shampoo. It causes cancer in rats when applied to the skin as well as damage to the liver, kidneys, and other organs.
Don’t buy highly scented products. They contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which easily enter the bloodstream, killing brain cells and causing cancer. Avoid products listing “perfume” “fragrance”, or “scent”, as ingredients.