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Ingredients to avoid


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Top 10 toxic personal care ingredients to avoid.

Top 10 toxic personal care ingredients to avoid.

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  • 1. Are you living in a Toxic Home? What are toxins?
  • 2. Toxins …
    • are a poisonous substance produced by living cells or organisms, and are capable of causing disease when entered into the body tissues.
  • 3. Toxins …
    • Everyday personal care products that you will find at retail, of those products,
    • 884 are toxic
    • 146 cause tumors
    • 218 cause reproductive complications
    • 778 cause acute toxicity
    • 314 cause biological mutations
    • 376 cause skin and eye irritations
    • [Source: U.S. House of Representatives Report, 1989]
  • 4.
    • being used in commercial production in the US. The EPA has classified 65,000 of them hazardous to human health.
    • Three thousand chemicals have been added to food supplies and over 700 in drinking water.
    There are 81,000 chemicals…
  • 5. Free radicals occur …
    • when toxins are absorbed into the body
    • and the body develops those toxins into chemicals within the body,
    • eventually causing cancer and other illnesses.
  • 6. We are all exposed to …
    • thousands of toxins and chemicals on a daily basis
    • At home and work,
    • through the air we breathe,
    • our food we eat, the water we drink,
    • the clothes we wear,
    • and through the use of pharmaceutical drugs.
  • 7. Top Ten Ingredients to Avoid:
    • Parabens – Methyl, Propyl, Butyl and Ethyl
    • Diethanolamine (DEA) or Triethanolamine (TEA)
    • Diazolidinyl Urea or Imidazolidinyl Urea
    • Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate (SLS)
    • Petrolatum
  • 8. Ingredients to Avoid:
    • Propylene Glycol or Polypropylene Glycol (PEG or PPG)
    • PVP/VA Copolymer
    • Stearalkonium Chloride
    • Synthetic Colors (FD&C or D&C or Color w/# i.e. Red No. 6)
    • Synthetic Fragrances
  • 9. 1) Parabens – Methyl, Propyl, Butyl and Ethyl
    • Parabens are used to inhibit microbial growth and to extend shelf life of products.
    • They cause allergic reactions and skin rashes.
    • Studies have shown that they can be absorbed by the body through the skin,
    • Are weakly estrogenic and have subsequent effect on the endocrine system.
  • 10. 2) Diethanolamine (DEA) or Triethanolamine (TEA)
    • Used in cosmetics as emulsifiers or foaming agents.
    • Can cause allergic reactions, eye irritation, dryness of hair and skin.
    • They are ammonia compounds and can form cancer-causing nitrosamines when they come into contact with nitrates.
  • 11. 3) Diazolidinyl Urea or Imidazolidinyl Urea
    • These are preservatives which the American Academy of Dermatology has found to be a primary cause of contact dermatitis.
    • Two trade names for these chemicals are Germall II and Germall 115.
    • They both release formaldehyde, which can be toxic.
  • 12. 4) Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate (SLS)
    • An inexpensive, harsh detergent used in shampoos for cleansing and foam-building.
    • Often derived from petroleum, disguised in pseudo-natural cosmetics with the phrase, “comes from coconuts.”
    • It causes eye irritation, scalp scurf, dandruff, skin rashes and other allergic reactions.
  • 13. 5) Petrolatum
    • Reasonably inexpensive, also known as petroleum jelly.
    • A mineral oil derivative used for emollient properties.
    • No nutrient value for the skin and can interfere with the boyd’s own natural moisturizing mechanism,
    • Leads to chapping and dryness, the very condition it claims to alleviate.
  • 14. 6) Propylene Glycol (PEG) or Polypropylene Glycol (PPG)
    • A vegetable glycerin mixed with grain alcohol, both are natural; however,
    • Usually a synthetic petrochemical mix is used.
    • This mix causes allergic reations, hives and eczema.
  • 15. 7) PVP/VA Copolymer
    • A petroleum-derived chemical
    • Used in hairsprays, styling aids and other cosmetics.
    • Inhaled can damage the lungs.
  • 16. 8) Stearalkonium Chloride
    • An ammonium compound used in hair conditioners and creams.
    • Developed by fabric industry as a fabric softener.
    • Cheaper than proteins or herbs, which are beneficial to the hair.
    • Causes allergic reactions
  • 17. 9) Synthetic Colors
    • Used to make cosmetics pretty and colorful.
    • Labeled FD&C or D&C or Color w/# i.e. Red No. 6
    • Many synthetic colors are carcinogenic.
  • 18. 10) Synthetic Fragrances
    • Synthetic fragrances can have as many as 200 ingredients.
    • There is no way to know what the chemicals are,
    • Since the label reads “frangrance.”
    • Some problems caused by these chemicals include headaches, dizziness, rash, hyper pigmentation, violent coughing, vomiting, skin irritation, etc.
    • Reference: “Rub a Dub, Dub … Is Cancer in Your Tub.”
  • 19. Education is Everything…
    • Know your ingredients
    • Read labels carefully
    • Avoid preservatives
    • Cleanse regularly (contact Mary for referral)
  • 20. Lang Alternative Wellness
    • Offers nutritional supplements
    • Green cleaning/skin care/laundry products
    • 5-Day Cleanse programs
    • IonCleanse Detox Footbath program
    • Therapeutic essential oils
    • Free educational classes / consultation
  • 21. Lang Alternative Wellness
    • Mary T. Lang
    • [email_address]
    • 920-988-5099