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Four common formaldehyde releasers to avoid in your cosmetics and skin care

7/24/2013 - Formaldehyde is a highly toxic chemical that is still used under the guise of different ingredient names that don't include "formaldehyde" in the title in a large number of products that are frequently in close contact with consumers. More often than not, even if we are diligent in avoiding formaldehyde...

What's really in vaccines? Proof of MSG, formaldehyde, aluminum and mercury

10/24/2012 - Have you ever wondered what's really in vaccines? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's vaccine additives page, all the following ingredients are routinely used as vaccine additives: • Aluminum - A light metal that causes dementia and Alzheimer's disease. You should never inject...

Toxic chemical formaldehyde found in common personal care products

1/15/2012 9:39:08 AM - Formaldehyde is one of the most toxic chemicals that can invade the human body. It is a known carcinogen and tissue irritant. Yet the chemical is still allowed in "safe" concentrations in certain products we touch, put on our skin or hair, and inhale every day. Formaldehyde is used for a variety...

Formaldehyde listed as a carcinogen, Styrene a possibility

8/8/2011 - In April the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration warned that some popular long-term hair straightening products contain high levels of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde, along with Styrene and six other chemicals, were added recently to a new Report on Carcinogens put out by the National...

After years of industry delay, formaldehyde and styrene added to carcinogens list

6/24/2011 - After years of delay due to intense pressure from the chemical industry, the government finally added formaldehyde and styrene, two of the world's most widely used chemicals, to its list of known and probable carcinogens. Formaldehyde is widely used in plywood, particle board, mortuaries and hair salons....

Formaldehyde now officially listed as cancer-causing chemical; here are the top sources of exposure

6/21/2011 - Formaldehyde is present in relatively benign quantities in nature; however its presence in manufactured goods is a major health concern because according to a significant body of research, it is a known carcinogenic substance. Recently the U.S Department of Health and Human Services released a report...

No more formaldehyde fumes: researchers create a toxin-free wood adhesive from soy

10/19/2010 - Although many products widely used today -- including furniture, flooring and cabinets -- look as if they are made of solid wood, they are actually manufactured from composites consisting of wood pieces bonded together with petroleum-based adhesives. Unfortunately, these adhesives are usually loaded...

Funeral Workers Have Increased Risk of Cancer From Exposure to Formaldehyde

12/27/2009 - A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has revealed that morticians who use formaldehyde to embalm dead bodies have an increased risk of developing leukemia. A sampling of 400 funeral workers found that those who worked with the toxin were more likely to die from myeloid leukemia...

U.S. Baby Products Contain Cancer-Causing Contaminants

4/27/2009 - A report released on March 12, the first of its kind, shows that numerous baby and child-care products contain the chemicals 1,4-dioxane and formaldehyde - despite that those substances do not appear on the product labels. Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Environmental Working Group assigned an independent...

Clean Your Air and Brighten Your Day with Houseplants

2/11/2009 - People have long known about the psychological benefits of brightening their homes and offices with decorative houseplants. What many may be overlooking are the physical health benefits of having plenty of these plants to remove harmful pollutants from the air and replace them with fresh oxygen. Not...

The Harmful Chemical, Formaldehyde, Needs Worldwide Regulation

5/15/2008 - Recent research reveals that regular exposure to formaldehyde leads to a 34% chance of developing Lou Gehrig's disease. Lou Gehrig's disease is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which is a neurodegenerative disease affecting muscle movement leading to paralysis. The research conducted...

Indoor Air in Homes Often Contaminated with Formaldehyde from Building Materials

5/9/2008 - Many consumers may not be aware that formaldehyde, a toxin and carcinogen commonly used in the embalming process, is also one of the most common ingredients in many materials that make up a normal home. As a result, many household items -- from furniture to bed sheets -- emit formaldehyde fumes that...

The link between aspartame and brain tumors: What the FDA never told you about artificial sweeteners

9/22/2005 - On September 30, 1980, a public Board of Inquiry advised against the approval of aspartame, stating: "The Board has not been presented with proof of a reasonable certainty that aspartame (NutraSweet) is safe for use as a food additive under its intended conditions of use." In 1981, however, the FDA...

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