Check Out Your Bathroom Products Today!
You might be surprised to find that the bathroom is the most dangerous room in the house.
More hosipital admissions and accidents occur from products in the bathroom than from anywhere else in the house - including the kitchen!
Check the products listed below for harmful products found in the list that follows.
Do any of your bathroom products contain any of the following ingredients?
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate / Sodium Laureth Sulphate - A foaming agent used in most toothpastes and shampoos which is very highly toxic. Found in almost all commercial toothpastes, shampoos, soap and bubble bath (including children's shampoos). "Known skin irritant, can damage the immune system. SLS is a mutagen. It can change the information in genetic material found in cells" (from: Tohoku Univ. 980 Japan).
Propylene Glycol - Called a humectant in cosmetics, it is a mineral oil used in "hydraulic fluid" and industrial anti-freeze. A strong skin irritant it can also cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.
Aluminium- A metallic element used extensively in the manufacture of aircraft components is an ingredient in anti-perspirants, antacids and antiseptics. Associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Fluoride - Commonly used in many toothpastes to help prevent cavities - fluoride is extremely controversial and a by-product from the manufacture of phosphate fertilizers. "Fluoride causes more human cancer death, and causes it faster than any other chemical" Dr Dean Burke of the National Cancer Institute.
Talc - Routine application of talc in the genital area is associated with 3-4 times increased risk of ovarian cancer! Also used in the manufacture of condoms. "Talc is widely recognized to be one of the leading causes of cancer." Steinman & Epstein - The Safe Shoppers Bible p.259
Alcohol - Commonly used in mouthwashes. "Alcohol may cause body tissues to be more vulnerable to carcinogens. Mouthwashes with an alcohol content of 25% or more have been implicated in mouth, tongue and throat cancers, according to a 1991 study" (from: National Cancer Institute).
Mineral Oil - A derivative of crude oil [petroleum] used industrially as a metal cutting fluid [lubricant] Forms an oily film over the skin to lock in moisture, toxins and wastes and hinders normal skin respiration. Used in baby oils!
Dioxin - A potentially carcinogenic by-product that results from the process used to bleach paper. Dioxin treated containers can transfer Dioxin to the product in the container.
Formaldehyde - A highly toxic, carcinogen. Formaldehyde is a colourless gas that is an irritant and a carcinogen. When combined with water, formaldehyde is used as a disinfectant, fixative or preservative. Found in many cosmetic products and conventional nail care systems.
Lanolin - A fatty substance extracted from wool, which is frequently found in cosmetics and lotions. Lanolin is a common skin sensitiser that can cause allergic reactions, such as skin rashes.
Fluorocarbons - A colourless, non-inflammable gas or liquid that can produce mild upper respiratory tract irritation. Fluorocarbons are commonly used as a propellant in hairsprays.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid - An organic acid produced by anaerobic respiration. Skin care products containing AHA exfoliate not only damaged skin cells, but the skin's protective barrier as well. Long-term skin damage may result from its use.
All content within this website is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor. Please consult your GP if you are in any way concerned about your health. Complementary medicine can work alongside conventional treatment in many cases.