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Ingredients to avoid

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