When you shop, whether it be for food, beauty products or gifts, do you stop and read the product label? Now there is evidence that by not reading and understanding labels, people might inadvertently be introducing cancer-causing agents into the home.
“There are cancer-causing agents in many of the beauty products we buy, particularly in body washes, lotions, shampoos, fragrances, and even in tooth paste. And buying them at natural product stores doesn’t mean you will be protected,” warns beauty expert, David Pollock, who appeared on radiomd.com’s “Naturally Savvy” radio show, hosted by Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH.
Dr. Pollock, named one of the “20 to Know” by Global Cosmetics Industry, urged listeners to avoid any product ingredient ending in “eth” as well as products containing carcinogens and dangerous toxins such as Parabens, Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) and Glycols (Propylene, Butylene, Etc.), and Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates (Sodium and Ammonium).
“Most people don’t know that 60 percent of the fragrances and lotions we apply on our body are absorbed by the bloodstream. Be wary of any product that lists “synthetic dyes or fragrances.” These can often be carcinogenic,” conclude Dr. Pollock, who also hosts “Beauty Inside Out” on radiomd.com.
“Naturally Savvy” can be heard on http://radiomd.com, and this particular show is in the archive found here.
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– Submitted by David Brimm