12 Most Common Toxins Found In Personal Care Products

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

6. PROPLENE GLYCOL IS ANTIFREEZE.

It’s linked to kidney and liver disease. Enough said. Watch out, you’ll find this in cosmetics, shampoo & conditioners, deodorant, and of all places… ice cream!

7. ACRYLAMIDE

This toxin can be found in many face creams. You’ll find this in mammary tumors. “Acrylamide is an industrial chemical known to increase infertility and neurological problems”. (Source)

8. PHENOL (CARBOLIC ACID)

Carbolic acid is often found in skin lotion. “Phenol was first extracted from coal tar, but today is produced from petroleum. It is corrosive to the eyes, the skin, and the respiratory tract causing lung edema.

It’s harmful to the central nervous systems and heart and cause dysrhythmia, seizures, and coma.

The kidneys may be affected as well.” (Source)

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9. DIOXANE

This is a petrochemical solvent found in cosmetics and products that foam, such as bubble bath, baby shampoo, laundry detergent (Source).

Dioxane is a contaminant produced during manufacturing, the FDA does not require 1,4-dioxane to be listed as an ingredient on product labels.

However, if you look closely you’ll see ingredients such as PEG, polysorbates, laureth, ethoxylated alcohols which are all dioxanes. Dioxane is linked to cancer. (Source)

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