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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Fluoride Truth

The Truth About Fluoride What’s Really in Your Water? You may have heard things about fluoride in your water being good for your teeth. But there’s another school of thought out there that calls that a huge fraud. So have we been lied to? This graphic is packed with information about the history and potentially negative effects of fluoride. You’ll also find tips for using alternative options when it comes to drinking water, cooking – even the food we buy and eat. You may be surprised to learn what many think are the real reasons behind fluoridated water.  [INFOGRAPHIC] Having trouble reading the infographic below, scroll down to read added text copy lower on this page: Courtesy of Natural Healthy Concepts: The Truth About Fluoride [INFOGRAPHIC] Can’t read the above infographic?  Here is the text: “Fluoridation is the Greatest Case of Scientific Fraud of This Century” Robert Carlton, Ph.D, former EPA Scientist, 1992 HISTORY In 1947, the largest producer of toxic fluoride waste, ALCOA, was being threatened by damage lawsuits from workers & communities poisoned by industrial fluoride emissions. Proper disposal of fluoride is expensive, & the campaign to promote fluoride as a benefit for teeth (paid for the ALCOA) helped eliminate the waste at a profit. It went from being a hazardous waste to an active ingredient. ORIGIN Fluoride is classified as an unapproved drug by the FDA & labeled as a toxic chemical waste product. Fluoride in our water is the hazardous by-product of aluminum, steel, ceramic, phosphate fertilizer, & other chemical industries. It is the main active ingredient in rat poison, & most toothpaste & mouth wash. EVIDENCE 33 studies report a strong association between exposure to fluoride & reduced IQ. At least 3 human studies report an association between fluoride exposure & impaired visual-spatial organization 4 other studies found an association between prenatal fluoride exposure & fetal brain damage. RESEARCH A multi-million dollar US National Institutes of Health (NIH) – funded study found no relation between tooth decay and amount of fluoride ingested by children. The largest survey ever conducted in the US by the National Institute of Dental Research showed little difference in tooth decay among children in fluoridated and non fluoridated communities. LETHAL DOSE According to the Canadian Public Health Association, the acute lethal dose of fluoride for the average person is 2.2 grams. Poison control warns to call if .25 mg of...

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The Unknown Danger of Toothpaste

The Nasty Little Secrets of Toothpaste Have you ever heard the old saying, “Question Everything?”  It turns out this old saying has some value to it and it’s time to put it into action.  Let’s question the one thing that very few people ever pause to even think about… their toothpaste.  It cleans your teeth, leaves you with fresh breath…what is there to question?  It turns out that there is plenty to question.  Keep reading… Have you ever examined the ingredients on the label of your toothpaste?  If you haven’t, you may not be able until you make a return trip to the store.  A recent examination exposed the fact that some companies started to remove the ingredients from the tube of toothpaste and put them on the box that you throw away.  Now why would they do that?  Are they concerned that a website like PoisonTruth.com might come along and suggest you actually go read the ingredients on your the label?  That couldn’t be it, could it? Let’s take a closer look at a few of the common ingredients found in toothpaste.  Two of those ingredients are on our Top Ten Toxins list, propylene glycol and sodium lauryl sulfate.  Let’s examine these two ingredients: Propylene Glycol (PG): As a ‘surfactant’ or wetting agent and solvent, this ingredient is actually the active component in antifreeze. There is no difference between the PG used in industry and the PG used in personal care products. It is used in industry to break down protein and cellular structure (what the skin is made of) yet is found in most forms of make-up, hair products, lotions, after-shaves, deodorants, mouthwashes and toothpastes. It is also used in food processing. Because of its ability to quickly penetrate the skin, the EPA requires workers to wear protective gloves, clothing and goggles when working with this toxic substance. The Material Safety Data Sheets warn against skin contact, as PG has systemic consequences such as brain, liver and kidney abnormalities. Consumers are not protected nor is there a warning label on products such as stick deodorants, where the concentration is greater than that in most industrial applications. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES): Used as detergents and surfactants, these closely related compounds are found in car wash soaps, garage floor cleaners and engine degreasers. Yet both SLS and SLES are used more widely as one...

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SHAMPOO: Safe or Deadly?

What do you know about your shampoo? That awkward moment when you begin to examine the ingredients in your favorite personal care products, such as the shampoo that leaves your hair looking so beautiful, only to learn that it contains several ingredients on our Top Ten Toxins list, is here. Does This Upset You? You thought your shampoo was safe, didn’t you? Yet, many shampoo’s contain more than one of the above toxic ingredients. Some of them have many of these ingredients. This is important and critical information, but information is useless unless you do something with it.  The first thing you should do if you haven’t already is to hurry to your bathroom and examine your shampoo.  Prepare to be shocked as so many before you have been. Now the real question is… what will you do about what you have learned here?  Will you continue to use the toxic concoction you have loved for so long?  Will you continue to put your family at risk by using toxic products? There are some people who love what they use and would rather fight than switch, even if it means this decision is dangerous to their health and to the health of their family.  This website has strived to give you this important information, but as the old saying goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.  Thanks for visiting, we wish you well. For the rest of you who are upset with what you have learned and realize that the time has come for you to switch to a different shampoo, there is some bad news for you.  Almost all of the products you will find on the store shelves contain varying combinations of the same toxic ingredients listed here on this website. Now what? Would you like products that are 100% Organic, 100% Toxic-Free and 100% Chemical-Free? In other words, would you like a shampoo that is safe for you and your family? Before we cross that path, take a moment to examine the ingredients on some of the other products in your bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room.  You’ll find that many of those products also contain some of these same toxic ingredients.  Once you have finished your search, contact us as soon as possible and allow us to show you how you can get 100% Organic, 100% Toxic-Free and 100%...

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