Chemicals in Our Daily Items to Avoid

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When I first started to want to switch my family from non-organic to more organic, I would have never thought that it would educate me like it has. There are so many things out there that are just horrifying, that these companies would even think to serve us. So many toxins and helpers of disease and death. Even in our baby products, we are literally asking those little bodies to entake so much, that I can’t even understand how they don’t get sick quicker. Please take these into consideration. And try to take them out of your home, especially for the little ones. The link at the bottom gives a more detailed version of what these things do to your body.

1. Synthetic Presevatives

“Ethylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben are frequently used in cosmetics.

Formaldehyde is listed under a variety of names on labels, including dimethyl-dimethyl (DMDM) hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, and 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (bronopol). Methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone are two other widely used synthetic preservatives.”

2. Triclosan

3. Fragrance (Phthalates)

“The term “fragrance” on a label can indicate the presence of any combination of an array of ingredients, some of which are derived from petrochemicals. Phthalates, a group of chemicals used in plastics such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and regularly labeled ‘fragrance,'” Also watch for the unscented versions who could have synthetic fragrances.

4. SLS and SLES

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). The chemical reaction of the sodium laureth sulfate by companies are also known as: sodium lauryl sulfate into sodium laureth sulfate, which creates the byproduct 1,4-dioxane

5. Propylene Glycol

“Look for these synonyms on labels: PPG; 1,2-dihydroxypropane; 2-hydroxypropanol; methylethyl glycol; 1,2-propanediol; and propane-1,2-diol. ”

6. DEA and TEA (Nitrosamines)

Diethanolamine (DEA) and triethanolamine (TEA)

7. Retinyl Palmitate and Retinol (Vitamin A)

8. Oxybenzone

Which are in sunscreens. http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/16/health/sunscreen-report

Learn more about the seven to avoid: http://www.motherearthliving.com/health-and-wellness/ingredients-to-avoid-zmfz12jazmel.aspx#axzz2dAzWqwYa

Kristine Sandy

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