Toxic Chemicals to Look Out for in Womens Products

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Shampoo: Drug store and generic shampoos contain about 15 toxic chemicals. Most concerning are sodium lauryl sulphate, silicones and tetra sodium.

Foundation: A foundation contains about 24 chemicals, one of which is polymethyl methacrylate which is linked to cancer.

Body Lotion: Methylparaben, Propylparaben and polyethylene glycol are the most worrying because of their side effects like rashes, hormonal disruptions and irritation.

Deodorant: Isopropyl Myristate and aluminum is a known irritant.

Lipstick: Polymenthyl methacrylate

Perfume: Benzaldehyde

Nail remover: The most worrying chemical in nail remover is phthalates

Blush: The most concerning are Ethylparabens, Propylparaben and Methylparaben.

Hairspray: Two most concerning are Octinoxate and Isophthalates.

Eye Shadow: Polyethylene and terephthalate

Paint and household cleaning supplies:VOCs are present in pesticides, building material, office equipment, vehicles exhaust, cleaning supplies and paints.

Tampons: Aluminum, hydrocarbons, alcohols, fragrance additives and alcohols are found in tampons. Worst is that the bleaching process of tampon leaves dioxin.

Here are some products which you should also avoid:

  • Do not use soap with triclosan and triclocarbon.
  • Use formalin, Toluene and Dibutyl phthalate free nail polish. If pregnant, skip nail polish.