Toxic Skin Care Products

What Toxic Chemicals Is Your Body Absorbing from your cosmetics and skin care products? You may not realize this but your body absorbs what you put onto your skin.  Did you know that?   The infographic below says you absorb up to 60% of what you put onto your skin. What happens to the rest of it? It may depend on what you put on your skin. Certain makeups are washed off before going to bed, some alcohol products may evaporate before being totally absorbed, but some of what you put on your skin gets absorbed if it doesn’t get washed off first. Of even greater concern is the danger to our children. The infographic below claims that children’s bodies absorb 40-50% more than adults, putting them at higher risk for diseases later in life when exposed to toxins. The list below includes 12 toxic chemicals found in beauty and skin care products. This is a list of ingredients you want to avoid.  Some of these are included in our Top Ten Toxins List. What are some of the health issues linked to toxic chemicals in the body? Skin allergies, cancer, infertility, birth defects, reproductive problems, learning disabilities. [INFOGRAPHIC] Having trouble reading the infographic below, scroll down to read added text copy lower on this page:  Courtesy of Natural Healthy Concepts: What Toxic Chemicals Is Your Body Absorbing? [INFOGRAPHIC] Can’t read the above infographic?  Here is the text: Benzoyl Peroxide: Used in acne products, the MSDS states: Possible tumor promoter. May act as mutagen; produces DNA damage in human and other mammalian cells. Also, toxic by inhalation. Eye, skin, and respiratory irritant. * DEA (diethanolamine) MEA (monoethanolamine) & TEA (triethanolamine): This foam booster is a skin/eye irritant and causes contact dermatitis. Easily absorbed through skin to accumulate in body organs and the brain. Dioxin: Won’t appear in ingredients. Often in antibaterial ingredients like triclosan, emulsifiers, PEGs and ethoxylated cleansers like Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Dioxin causes cancer, reduced immunity, nervous system disorders, miscarriages and birth deformity. * DMDM Hydantoin & Urea (Imidazolidinyl): 2 preservativs that release formaldehyde which may cause joint pain, cancer, skin reactions, allergies, depression, headaches, chest pains, ear infections, chronic fatigue, dissiness and insomnia. * FD&C Folor & Pigments: Synthetic colors from coal tar contain heavy metal salts that deposit toxins in skin, causing skin sensitivity/irritation. Absorption can cause depletion of oxygen and death. Animal studies show...

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Subway

SUBWAY: The Danger Within Could you be unknowingly poisoning your family by taking them to eat at Subway?  According to Vani Hari of FoodBabe.com you are.  Vani has discovered that Subway makes it’s bread with an ingredient called azodicarbonamide.  Hopefully you are wondering what this strange sounding chemical is that they are putting into your food.  Let’s examine the facts. Azodicarbonamide is a chemical used to make yoga mats, shoe soles, and other rubbery products.  Subway, however, uses it as a bleaching agent and dough conditioner.  Why?  That’s a good question.  It allows them to produce bread faster and cheaper.  Doing something faster and cheaper makes good business sense, and sounds good, until you consider the following health consequences of putting this chemical in your food: The World Health Organization (1) has linked it to respiratory issues, allergies and asthma. When a truck carrying azodicarbonamide overturned on a Chicago highway in 2001, it prompted city officials to issue the highest hazardous materials alert and evacuate people within a half mile radius! Many of the people on the scene complained of burning eyes and skin irritation as a result. (3) The U.K. Health And Safety Executive has recognized azodicarbonamide as a potential cause of asthma. (4) When azodicarbonamide is heated, there are studies that show it is linked to tumor development and cancer. (5) Not only is this ingredient banned in Europe and Australia, but you also get fined 450,000 dollars if you get caught using it in Singapore and can serve 15 years in prison (2). Sources for the above according to Vani: http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/cicad/en/cicad16.pdf http://www.kat-chem.hu/en/prod-bulletins/azodikarbonamid Pandora’s LunchBox by Melanie Warner (pgs. 103 – 104) http://www.inchem.org/documents/cicads/cicads/cicad16.htm http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21786817 Vani also points out another fact that is rather shocking.  Azodicarbonamide can be found in almost all the breads at Subway restaurants here in North America, but not in Europe, Australia or other parts of the world. It’s not supposed to be food or even eaten for that matter. And it’s definitely not “fresh”. Vani is requesting that you join her in asking Subway to stop using this unsafe ingredient in their bread. Please sign her petition HERE. Watch her video below (only 1:31 long) The following questions come to mind about Subway: Why are they feeding us this chemical? Where is the FDA and why aren’t they doing their job? This is just one example of many that is proof of an...

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