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As a result of mercury poisoning caused by my dental amalgam I have difficulty in
removing chemicals from my body. Many people will have the same problem although
not necessarily because of their teeth.
Unfortunately we live in a chemical soup and toxins are everywhere.
You probably check the labels on food to see what you are eating but what about everyday
personal products like shampoo, deodorant and cosmetics?
Do you just assume because they are on sale at your supermarket or drug store they
Articles You see I discovered that government does not require cosmetics and other
personal care products to be tested for safety. Further, the industry’s own safety
review panel has assessed only 11 per cent of the 10,500 ingredients contained in
health and beauty products available in stores today. On the FDA's website, it states
“Cosmetics and their ingredients are not required to undergo approval before they
are sold. Manufacturers can use any ingredient, except for 10 prohibited substances,
without government review.” So what about the other 10,490?
Our skin is the largest eliminatory organ in the body. It is a two-way membrane.
Toxins are eliminated through the skin via perspiration and absorbed through the
skin, into the body's systemic circulation, through hair follicles and sebaceous
glands (not through sweat glands). One square inch of skin contains 65 hairs, 100
sebaceous glands, and 650 sweat glands.
That means if you put a chemical compound on your skin your body is likely to absorb
it. You’ve got a lot of hair follicles and sebaceous glands.
Low exposure for a long time for someone who doesn't remove chemicals will means
they accumulate and that leads to health problems.
The bottom line is the more things you use, the more chemicals you absorb.
Chemicals are found in virtually everything we eat and everything we use and they
all have an effect on us. Just look at theGreenpeace chemical home to see for yourselves.
Since suffering from mercury toxicity I've been sensitive to the ingredients in many
cosmetics and toiletries.
It's frightening the amount of chemicals and additives found in the majority of them.
Half the time I can't even pronounce the contents but there appears to be very little
of anything natural in most products.
I was delighted therefore when I discovered
a company selling
There is a non profit, research based, consumer advocacy group been set up called
The Environmental Working Group which has developed an online safety guide with in
depth information on nearly 15,000 name brand products.
The electronic database it has compiled is cross-linked it with 37 toxicity or regulatory
When EWG analysed the database results they found:
More than one-third of all personal care products contain at least one ingredient
linked to cancer
57 percent contain “penetration enhancer” chemicals that can drive other ingredients
faster and deeper into the skin to the blood vessels below
70 percent of all products contain ingredients that may contain harmful impurities
such as known carcinogens, according to FDA or industry reviews
Impurities are legal and unrestricted for the personal care products industry.
As you can see health and beauty do not always go hand in glove which is why I seek
out 100% synthetic chemical and toxin free cosmetics and skin care products.
According to the DAILY MAIL the average woman applies 175 chemicals to her body in
the form of cosmetics and chemicals every day!
Many so called "natural" ingredients in skin care products are actually very toxic
but this range of organic cosmetics contain ABSOLUTELY NO HARMFUL SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS
Another nice thing about these 100% non-toxic products is that a percentage of their
sales goes towards the David Suzuki Foundation to help conserve nature. This organisation
focus on oceans, sustainable fishing, forests, wild lands, climate change and clean
energy to preserve nature's incredible beauty and resources for ourselves and future
The ingredients used in these organic cosmetics and personal care products
are certified organic to food standards which means that their version of Organic
is the one relating to being grown and cultivated without the use of chemicals. To
find out why this is so important please