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.


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12 Toxic Chemicals

 Courtesy of Natural Healthy Concepts: What Toxic Chemicals Is Your Body Absorbing? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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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 almost all are carcinogenic.

Parabens (Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl): Ued as preservatives. Not always labeled. Used in deodorants & other skin care products, have been found in breast cancer tumors. May contribute to sterility in males, hormone imbalance in females & early puberty.

* PEG (Polyethylene glycol): Made by ethoxylating Propylene Glycol. Dangerous levels of dioxin have been found as a by-product of the ethoxylation process. PEGs are in everything including personal care, baby care and sunscreens.

Phthalates: Found in many products, usually not listed on labels. health effects include damage to liver/kindneys, birth defects, decreased sperm counts and early breast development in girls and boys.

* Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycol: Petroleum plastics, EPA considers PG so toxic it requires gloves, clothing, goggles and disposal by burying. EPA warns against skin contact to prevent brain, liver, and kindey abnormalities.

* Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES): Used in car washes, garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers and 90% of personal-care products that foam. Eye damage, depression, labored breathing, diarrhea, skin irritation, & death.

Sunscreen chemicals: Avobenzone, benzhpenone, ethoxycinnamate, PABA are commonly used ingredients that are known free radical generators and are believed to damage DNA or lead to cancers.

Triclosan: Synthetic antibacterial ingredient, EPA registers it as a pesticide, posing risks to human health and environment. Classified as a chlorephenol, chemicals suspected of causing cancer in humans.

* These items are included in our Top Ten Toxins List.  Descriptions on this page may have additional information, please read both lists.

Did you think your cosmetics and skin care products were safe?  You’re not alone.  It is assumed that our gov’t agencies who are supposed to be protecting us from such things are doing so, but this just is not true.  Don’t take our word for it, read the labels on your products and compare for yourself, the evidence is right there for you to read.  PoisonTruth.com is here to help you understand what those labels actually say by posting the information you need to make an informed decision.

The list above as well as our Top Ten Toxins list is a good place to start your research.  Read your labels and compare.  Your life may depend on it.  These toxins slowly build up in your body and over time over load your immune system thus preventing it from doing its job.  When this happens, you will learn from your doctor that you have an unwanted, and possibly life threatening disease.  Don’t let this happen to you or your loved ones.  Examine our website, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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