Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wellness Wednesday

Dangerous goods labels
While many of us are concerned about the foods we eat and are careful to buy organic produce, especially those items that are on the "dirty dozen" list, we often ignore the fact that when we use many conventional toiletries, we are slathering on a potent chemical cocktail.  Below is a list of the worst ingredients in personal care products from the MindBodyGreen blog:

1. BHA and BHT
2. Coal tar dyes
3. DEA
4. Dibutyl phthalate
5. Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
6. Parabens
7. Parfum (a.k.a. fragrance)
8. PEG compounds
9. Petrolatum
10. Siloxanes
11. Sodium laureth sulfate
12. Triclosan

Go to this link to learn more and to access the full report on toxic chemicals in cosmetics.

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