Toxic Chemicals in Toothpaste and Shampoo








Toxic Chemicals in Toothpaste and Shampoo 

Toxic Chemicals in toothpaste, chemicals in shampoo and foaming agents have been identified as chemicals causing cancer, skin conditions, and influencing our welbeing.Statistics at the turn of the century showed a 1 in 80 chance of getting cancer. Now 100 years later there is a risk of 1 in 3. 

Today there seems to be so many diseases, disorders and syndromes that we never heard of years ago.I personally believe that the chemicals we are exposed to today play a large part in our ill health. 

When you think about it, our food, our water and the air we breathe have been poisoned. The personal care products that we put on our bodies which contain harmful ingredients are helping to poison us as well.

I would like you to take a look at your personal care products and check for the harmful chemicals that I am going to talk about. The first one is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) this is one of the most commonly used foaming agents. Click on the link below for further information:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a chemical in shampoo, toothpaste and many other products. It is systemic and passes through the skin and can lodge in the organs of the body.
Propylene Glycol is found in most cosmetics and personal care products. It is also used in brake and hydraulic fluid. It is used in your pet food! The reason that propylene glycol is used is that it is a humectant, i.e. it keeps things moist!Some argue that propylene glycol is not harmful or that we would not get enough through cosmetics etc., to harm us.

Some other ingredients to keep a look out for are: 
Alcohol it is found in mouthwashes. A survey in 1991 showed people with mouth, tongue or throat cancers had used more than 25% of mouthwash.
Fluoride found in toothpaste is poisonous if used over long periods. It has the capacity to accumulate in body tissue. Talc should never be used because of its carcinogenicity, i.e. cancer causing effect, and acute respiratory distress caused from inhalation. Implicated in vaginal cancers.
Formaldehyde is a preservative used in cosmetics. It can cause eye, nose and throat irritation, coughing, asthma attacks, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes, nose bleeds, headaches and dizziness.
Diethanolamine DEA: Triethanolamine TEA: Monoethanolamine MEA: are all absorbed through the skin and accumulate in organs. They are skin and eye irritants. When they are found in products containing nitrates they can chemically convert to form nitrosamines, which are potentially carcinogenic.
Toluene a solvent found in nail polish, hair spray, hair gel can cause asthma attacks. It is also a neurotoxin and can affect the nervous system. It can also cause liver damage.
PEG: Laureth (ethoxylated) may contain dioxane, which is potentially a cancer causing, oestrogen mimic and endocrine disrupter.
You can do your own research on these toxic chemicals and make your own decisions. It is up to you to keep yourself and your family safe.