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'Green' personal care products made by multinational corporations still emit toxic chemicals

4/30/2015 - Think those home cleaning and personal care products you've been using are good for the environment and healthy for your body? Looks like it's time to think again, after recent findings from University of Melbourne researchers demonstrated that many of those "green" products aren't necessarily so safe...

Toxic chemicals in personal care products causing 'epidemic' of skin allergies

7/14/2013 - Be careful which facial creams, shampoos, moisturizing soaps and other personal care products you buy and use, as many of them apparently contain a chemical linked to causing what some experts have now dubbed an "epidemic" of skin allergies and other dermal issues. A new report compiled by dermatologists...

Personal care products found to increase diabetes risk by 60 percent in women

7/31/2012 - Would you continue to liberally apply personal care products including moisturizers, nail polishes, soaps, hair sprays and perfumes if you knew that your risk of developing diabetes was dramatically increased? Many healthy-minded individuals are aware of endocrine-disrupting synthetic chemicals known...

Nanoparticle technology turns personal care products toxic

7/24/2012 - Nanoparticle technology has been in popular use by skincare and cosmetics companies now for roughly a decade. The process takes normal sized, visibly detectable particles of materials like mica and other common ingredients and turns them so small they are invisible to the naked eye. What would be...

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...

The 10 worst chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products

9/26/2011 - The entire cosmetic industry is in a buyer beware state of alert, thanks to the latest additions to the melting pot of chemicals and pollutants in skin care, above and beyond the usual parabens. Consumers are warned by experts to put on the watch list any makeup which contains synthetic coloring ingredients,...

Phthalates should be avoided in personal care products

9/10/2011 - Phthalates are chemicals that can cause damage when absorbed or otherwise ingested into the human body. They are commonly used as an inexpensive chemical ingredient in several consumer goods. Phthalates are mostly used as a "plasticizing" agent to help keep materials cohesive. They are often used...

Hazardous chemicals found in your personal care products

8/12/2011 - These days it seems to be the norm for people to be odour-free and perspiration-free and to boast flawless skin and looks. This is often made possible with the use of a host of so-called personal `care` products. Chemical ingredients found in most of these products have been associated with cancer as...

Environmental group sues 26 companies for false organic labeling of personal care products

6/22/2011 - The center for Environmental Health based out of Oakland, California has sued the manufacturers of 26 personal care products that allegedly violate California's organic labelling law that requires a product to be made up of at least 70% organic ingredients. The center feels that while there are somewhat...

Most personal care products contain harmful ingredients

2/23/2011 - Many health-conscious consumers, who understand the value of organic food, might overlook the long list of chemicals found in personal care products. This is mainly because shoppers believe that the body care products they buy have been thoroughly tested for safety. The truth is that the vast majority...

RainShadow Labs offers premium skin and personal care products at wholesale pricing

11/26/2010 - Here at NaturalNews, we love to feature companies that have made -- and continue to make -- significant strides in providing the cleanest and healthiest products to consumers that are made as naturally as possible. And it is with great pleasure that we introduce to you RainShadow Labs, a custom, private-label...

The Story of Cosmetics - New groundbreaking animation about the deadly chemicals in personal care products

7/22/2010 - A new animation video from The Story of Stuff Project, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Free Range Studios deals a devastating blow to the chemical industry with a straightforward, hard-hitting and entertaining look at the toxicity of cosmetics and personal care products. Narrated by Annie Leonard,...

Nature's Baby Organics, an industry leader in organic personal care products

6/12/2010 - Finding safe, natural personal care products is something for which every parent should be conscious. But in a world full of products claiming to be safe and natural, how does one figure out which brands deliver on their claims and which ones are merely peddling marketing hype? One company, Nature's...

Beware of Lethal Personal Care Products and Protect Your Children This Christmas

12/10/2008 - Personal care products that are popular with young people and teens can prove lethally toxic if accidentally misused. This assessment was clearly confirmed in the United Kingdom recently in the media reports of the conclusion of a Coroner`s inquest into the sudden death of a 12 year old boy from Derbyshire,...

Health concerns surface over toxicity of parabens in personal care products

11/7/2007 - Concerns are growing over the possible health effects of a common ingredient in many cosmetics and personal care products. A group of chemicals called parabens, which includes methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, benzylparaben, butylparaben and others, are favored as cheap and effective preservatives...

Consumers' use of pharmaceuticals, personal care products polluting rivers and oceans with toxic chemicals

6/13/2007 - Our water supply is becoming increasingly contaminated -- and not just by big factories dumping pollutants into the rivers. It is consumers, often unwittingly, who are poisoning rivers and oceans by sending potentially toxic chemicals down the drain. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated...

Hundreds of personal care products contain untested, unapproved nano-scale ingredients that may pose consumer safety concerns

10/11/2006 - A computer analysis of 25,000 personal care product labels -- conducted by nonprofit research organization, the Environmental Working Group -- found that hundreds of the products contain nano-sized or micronized materials, which can be very hazardous and unpredictable, according to the FDA. Nano-materials'...

Dangerous chemicals in personal care products compromise health

3/7/2005 - Researchers are now finding that the active ingredient in antimicrobial soaps and personal care products causes nerve damage. This really isn't surprising: I've been warning readers about this for years. The ingredient is called MIT (methylisothiazolinone), and it is found in antimicrobial soaps, hand...

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