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Toxic Chemicals Are Found In Consumer Goods
Toxic chemicals are being used to preserve consumer goods, such as non-organic cosmetics and deodorants that you may be using on your skin every day, which could be putting your health at risk. Additives found in most consumer goods could be compromising your health to infectious disease. You can put a stop to this epidemic, by switching to products only being produced organically, by promoting better health. Also paying closer attention to the list of ingredients or labels, you can gain awareness of the types of products you may be using on your skin everyday. Here is a list below of the non-organic materials found in cosmetics or deodorants:
Parabens are in almost every cosmetic product and your deodorant as well. The parabens are a chemical that disrupt the body’s hormonal balance and to act as estrogen. Everyone sweats and its natural for our bodies to perspire by releasing body fluids (ridding possible toxins). It is likely, in some cases, the use of deodorant could be blocking your lymphatic system from ridding toxins. Avoid using antiperspirants that are known for blocking pores. Like parabens, these blocking agents known as additives can mimic estrogen, which promote the development of breast cancer cells.
Other Names: (benzyl, butyl, ethyl, methyl and propyl)
Warning: Parabens linked to breast cancer.
Aluminum compounds within deodorants are used to temporarily stop the flow of sweat, at the same time these compounds can be absorbed by your skin. Reducing your sweat glands ability, your body cannot do what it needs to for draining excess fluid among cells and dealing with potential threats to the body, such as bacteria or viruses.
Other Names: (Aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly)
Warning: Aluminum compounds linked to breast cancer.
Silica is a known skin irritant, it may also be contaminated with crystalline quartz which is a carcinogen (capable of forming cancer).
Warning: Allergies, cancer, immunotoxicity
Triclosan is another ingredient that can irritate your skin and cause contact dermatitis. Your body contains good as well as bad bacteria, but triclosan kills both. The FDA classifies triclosan as a pesticide, while the IARC has it listed as a possible carcinogen.
Warning: Cancer, skin irritant, contact dermatitis.
IARC, claims that if Talc contains asbestiform fibers, then it is considered a carcinogen. The quantity of asbestiform fibers in deodorants is unclear as it is not regulated in cosmetic products.
Warning: Talc linked to cancer.
Propylene glycol in deodorant is another common ingredient that is also used as an anti-freeze agent for automobiles. The toxic ingredients can cause allergic reactions, and is considered a neurotoxin, which could cause harm to your kidney and liver.
Warning: Allergic reactions, possible kidney and liver damage.
The “n” stands for a number. So the label may say for example, steareth-1. It is actually derived from vegetables, but it is reacted with a known carcinogen, ethylene oxide.
Other ingredients: (Fragrance)
May cause t to the environment, allergies and organ system toxicity.
Warning: Linked to cancer.
Deodorants to Avoid:
Most popular deodorants on the shelves, such as Axe, Secret, Old Spice, Dove, and Right Guard may contain at least one of these toxic additives. Even if you do not wear any of these particular deodorants you can just avoid these harmful ingredients.
If this does not change your mind about why to buy organic than I hope you can look at the beauty industry in a different way. Beauty products that you buy depend on personal preference, there’s plenty of organic deodorants that do not contain harmful ingredients and get the job done naturally.
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