This article will shock you if you use toothpaste, shampoo,
shower gel, bath foam and other personal care and household
Most of us happily purchase personal care and household
products without giving it a second thought.
Take a look on the back of some of your products and take
the bathroom test today!
Do you have any of the following ingredients listed
.Sodium Lauryl Sulpate,
.Sodium Laureth Sulphate,
.propylene Glycol, and
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate is commonly found in toothpastes,
bubble bath, shampoos and soaps. It's used as a thickener
and foaming agent, but has also been found to be a skin
Shampooing your hair with a shampoo containg SLS can put as
many nitrates into your body as if you ate a pound of
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate is also used as a wetting agent in
garage floor cleaners and engine degreasers.
Sodium Laureth Sulphate is a higher foaming version of SLS
and may be less irritating, however it may cause drying.
Like Sodium Lauryl Sulphate it may cause the potentially
carciogenic formation of nitrates on reacting with other
Aluminium is commonly found in deodorants. Used regularly it
can increase the risk of alzheimer's by up to 3 times. (From
Natural Health May-June 1983)
Alcohol is found in mouthwashes. Mouthwashes containing high
amounts of alcohol have been implicated in cancers of the
mouth and throat, according to a 1991 study from the
National Cancer Institute.
Propylene Glycol is found in a wide range of personal care
products including cosmetics, shampoos and foam baths.
Propylene Glycol is a cosmetic form of oils found in brake
and hydraulic fluid, as well as antifreeze. In cosmetic
products it stops moisture escaping from the skin. Material
Safety Data Sheets warn users to avoid skin contact with
propylene glycol as this strong skin irritant could cause
kidney damage and liver abnormalities.
DEA is a wetting agent used to provide a lather in shampoos,
skin creams and cosmetics. On it's own it's not harmful, but
during storage on a shelf or in a bathroom cupboard it may
react with other ingredients to produce carcinogens.
Read what Dr Samual Epstein has to say about DEA
Kathy has a safer alternative. visit her website at
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