More breaking news – FDA recall of millions of tubes of toothpaste with diethlylene glycol and made in China, today 28 June 2007
28 June 2007
Breaking News – The FDA is considering pulling several brands of toothpaste made in China because they contain a chemical that could be dangerous to health
MERCURY IN MASCARA!?
Researchers from the Environmental Working Group list the products and ingredients you should avoid , and mascara is among them.
Know what is in your cosmetics
Because of loopholes in federal law, companies can put virtually any ingredient into personal care products; moreover, pre-market safety tests are not required for any of them.
WATCH OUT for terms like organic, natural and hypoallergenic. Read the fine print and check the ingredients.
LAY OFF the fluoridated toothpaste. Little kids eat toothpaste, and fluoride consumption has been linked to bone cancer in boys. There’s a reason for the poison control warning on fluoridated toothpaste, so wait until they’re at least six before giving it to them. BRUSH WITH SOAP instead
HOW ABOUT added fragrances – can cause allergic reactions, and products that claim to be “fragrance free” often contain masking fragrances that give off a neutral odor. Check the label to be sure.
LIGHTEN UP on dark hair dyes. Many contain coal tar ingredients that have been linked to cancer.
REMOVE the nail polish, especially if you’re pregnant. It’s a product that routinely contains ingredients linked to birth defects and other problems. If you do use it, always paint nails in a well-ventilated area.
Click here for more information and to check to see what is in your product.
There is another side to this information. The American Council on Science and Health ranked this among the top 10 unfounded scares of 2004. It is now 2007 and the information still persists that chemicals are in cosmetics at levels which can be injurious to health. Read more here
Source: Environmental Working Group; American Council on Science and Health, Muriella’s Corner online newsletter