Skin Care Product Dangers

Deodorant Dangers

Over 50% of breast cancers start in the upper outer quadrant of the breast local to the underarm region. 1 out of 8 women are expected to develop breast cancer during their lifetime. A new study found chemicals known to cause cancer in humans in 44 out of 86 popular deodorant products studied.

Eye Cream Dangers

One of the most frequently used ingredients in eye creams has recently been found to clog pores and has also been linked to cancer and immunotoxicity. Another commonly used ingredient is one of the most widely acknowledged cancer causing ingredients. Both of the above ingredients are found in the blood stream within minutes of application.

Moisterizer Dangers

Some ingredients in moisturizers contribute to dry & flaky skin, and cause blemishes, blackheads, acne breakouts, rashes, burning, skin discoloration, redness and itching. Other included ingredients can harm the human immune system. Some include suspected carcinogens banned in the European Union.

Hand Sanitizer Dangers

In October 2021, the FDA published three Hand Sanitizer guidance documents. They listed 200 hand sanitizers they say consumers should immediately stop using because they include toxic ingredients.

The FDA, in one release stated: Toxic ingredients in many Hand Sanitizers, can result in “blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death.”

Several research studies reported some Hand Sanitizer ingredients, has negative effects on fertility, fetal development, and rates of asthma.

Perfume Dangers

Woman Voices of the Earth found that a third of all fragrance chemicals have been flagged as potentially toxic by scientists around the world. The international Fragrance Association reported that over 50% of perfumes they tested showed links to cancer, heart disease, infertility, kidney and liver problems and many more health problems.

Sunscreen Dangers

FDA warned, in January 2020, that 14 of 16 ingredients found in chemical sunscreens can increase infertility, birth defects, breast and other cancers. The U.S. Department of Health found a common ingredient in many sunscreens known to cause blood cancer, and suppress the immune system. The FDA found that after just one application sunscreen ingredients can be absorbed into the blood and remain there an extended period of time.

Baby Bath Dangers

Any toxic ingredient is more potent for a smaller body. More than half of children’s bath soaps, shampoos, lotions, and other personal care products tested by the group Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) were found to contain probable cancer causing ingredients. And many children soak and play in the tub for an hour or more, which adds to the danger.

Toothpaste Dangers

Ingredients used in your mouth bypass your body’s protective filtering systems and are absorbed directly into your blood. Overexposure to fluoride can lead to cancer, birth defects, renal failure and death. Other toothpaste ingredients banned in Canada, but sold in the U.S. are linked to breast cancer, child overactivity and more.

Face Wash Dangers

Many face cleansers contain ingredients dangerous to both health and skin. Some strip lipids causing wrinkles and cell damage. Some make your skin brittle and dehydrated. Some clog pores and cause breakouts. Toxic face wash ingredients have been linked to hormone production, breast cancer and infertility, including reproductive problems and birth defects.

Hand Soap Dangers

Toxic ingredients in traditional soap are used to create lather, scents, and kill bacteria. The FDA estimates that about 40% of soaps have at least one toxic ingredient that is not safe.

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