It seems ironic that raw ingredient containers showing warning labels and the "skull
and crossbones" symbols of potentially harmful ingredients, are still commonly used
in personal care products such as shampoo, baby bath, cosmetics, lotions, treatments,
So why do they use such ingredients in our personal care products if they have been
documented to be harmful? Mainly because they are cheap.
* Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS)
Found in shampoos, hair
conditioners, toothpaste's, body washes. Strong detergent which can cause eye
irritation, permanent damage to the eyes, especially in children, skin rashes, hair loss,
flaking skin and mouth ulceration.
When combined with other ingredients, can form nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic.
Easily penetrates the skin and can lodge itself in the heart, lungs, liver and brain.
2. Engine Degreasers
3. Car Wash Detergents
4. Laundry Detergents
Personal Care Products
3. Body Gels
4. Bubble Baths
5. Facial Cleansers
6. Baby Wipes
7. Baby Shampoos & Bubble Baths
SLS can damage the immune system; causing separation of skin layers and inflammation of
skin. -Journal of the American College of Toxicology; Vol. 2, No. 7, 1983
SLS penetrates into the skin and into the eyes, and is also held in the brain, heart and
liver. A single drop stays in the brain and body for a few days - Doctor's worry: Is your
baby safe? -By David L. Kern, New health and longevity
SLS is a mutagen. It is capable of changing the information in genetic material found in
cells. SLS has been used in studies to induce mutagen in bacteria. -Higuchi, Araya and
Higuchi, school of medicine, Tohoku University: Sendai 980 Japan
SLS is a potent carcinogen when contaminated with any nitrosamines. -FDA Report 1978
Safety Data Sheet (SLS)
On a tube of toothpaste that is supplied abroad, there is the following warning in
bold faced capitals
"WARNING: KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN UNDER SIX YEARS OF AGE. IN CASE OF
ACCIDENTAL OVERDOSE, SEEK PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE OR CONTACT A POISON CONTROL CENTER
o "Fluoride is linked to 10,000
cancer deaths yearly.
Flouridation is also responsible for 40 million
of arthritis, dental deformity in 8 million
allergic reactions in 2 million people." -Dr.
Burke and Dr. John Yiamouyiannis, National Cancer
Institute, USA, 1997
o "Research from St. Louis
University, the Nippon (Japan)
Dental College and the University of Texas show that
fluoride has the ability to induce tumors, cause
and stimulate tumor growth rates." -from
o "The NTP (National Toxicology
Program) tests confirmed
what the Burke - Yiamouyiannis tests showed - fluoride
is carcinogenic. Flouride causes bone cancer and
increases the rate of oral cancer." -from
The Toxic Toothpaste - The Times Newspaper
* Propylene Glycol (PG)
Material Safety Data Sheets warn
users to avoid skin contact with this substance, and protective clothing should be worn at
all times. It is the cosmetic form of mineral oil found in automatic break fluid,
hydraulic fluid and industrial antifreeze, yet is also found in make-up, hair and skin
care products, deodorants, and aftershave.
3. Floor Wax
Personal Care Products
2. Hair Conditioners
3. Hand and Body Lotions
4. Skin and Beauty Creams
o Implicated in contact dermatitis, kidney damage and
liver abnormalities; can inhibit cell growth in human
and can damage membranes causing rashes, dry skin
and surface damage. -From Material Safety Data
"why a dollop of the wife's moisturiser makes light work of removing
paint." "research has revealed that what may look like an innocent tube of
white cream could in fact have unforeseen circumstances" Daily Mail, October
o Propylene Glycol causes significant
number of reactions
and was a primary irritant to the skin in low levels of
concentrations. -The American Academy of
Dermatologists Inc, Jan 1991
o May be harmful by inhalation, ingestion
or skin absorption.
o May cause eye irritation. Exposure can cause
gastro-intestinal disturbances, nausea, headache and
vomiting, central nervous system depression. -From
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
This is found in baby powders, face
powders, body powders as well as some contraceptives such as condoms. Talc is a
known carcinogen and is a major cause of ovarian cancer when used in the genital
area. It can be harmful if inhaled as it can lodge in the lungs, causing respiratory
This is a poisonous solvent and
denaturant (alters the structure of other chemicals) and can be found in hand lotions,
body rubs, hair colour rinses, fragrances and aftershave lotions. Isopropyl dries
hair and skin, creates cracks and fissures in the skin, which encourages bacterial growth
and can cause headaches, flushing, nausea, vomiting and depression.
* Imidazolidinyl urea and DMDM
preservatives can cause joint pain, allergies, depression, headaches, chest pain, chronic
fatigue, dizziness, insomnia and asthma. Can also weaken the immune system and even
cause cancer. Found in skin, body and hair products, antiperspirants and nail
This is a colourless, volatile,
flammable liquid that is frequently used in beverages and medicine. When it is used
in ingestible products it may cause the body to be more vulnerable to carcinogens.
Mouthwashes that have an alcohol content of 25% or more have been implicated in mouth,
tongue and throat cancers.
"Most popular mouthwash brands have a higher alcohol content than beer or wine and
that can be dangerous, even deadly to small children that accidentally swallow mouthwash,
now that's according to the Non-prescription Drug Manufacturers Association".
"Many of the top selling mouthwash brands have between 12.5% and 27% alcohol.
Now in alcohol terms that's from 25-54% proof."
* Petrolatum &
This is used industrially as
a petroleum based grease component and is also known as liquid vaseline, mineral oil
jelly, baby oil and paraffinum liquidum. This substance strips the natural oils from
the skin and forms an oily film over the skin, which prohibits the release of toxins in
the same way as Mineral Oil does. It can also cause photosensitivity,
chapping, dryness and premature ageing.
"Mineral Oil has a tendency to dissolve the skin's own natural oil and thereby
increase dehydration. Mineral Oils have been found to be probably the single
greatest cause of breakouts in women who use a new product." Deborah Chase,
'The New Medically-Based No-Nonsense Beauty Book, 1989.
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