Avoiding Toxic Ingredients in Personal Products, Part 2

hormone disruptors in cosmeticsIn this second part in a series on toxins in common home products, I tell you about the organic personal & beauty products that make the cut, and the ones whose products contain toxins.  Since the U.S. government doesn’t regulate cosmetics for safety, long-term health impacts, or environmental damage, common cosmetics ingredients are quite harmful. Buying organic brands guarantees nothing since labeling is not regulated. And as it turns out labels like natural, herbal, and organic are widely abused. Continue reading Avoiding Toxic Ingredients in Personal Products, Part 2

Avoiding Toxic Ingredients in Beauty Products, part 1

Pantene is a hormone disruptorThere is no lack of toxic chemicals in our modern environment and unfortunately ‘beauty’ products top the list.  Most at risk are females, especially people of color.  A survey by the Environmental Working Group shows that most women use about 12 products, putting on about 126 harmful chemicals over the course of the day.  In this first article in a series, I list some general advice and name the ingredients that you should watch out for.

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