Did you know the some personal care products contain ingredients linked to causing cancer and are considered toxic? The Environmental Working Group (non-profit research group) reports found that adolescent girls’ bodies are contaminated with chemicals commonly used in cosmetics and body care products. They detected 16 potentially toxic chemicals — phthalates, triclosan, parabens, and musks — in blood and urine samples from 20 teen girls. Studies link these chemicals to potential health effects including cancer and hormone disruption.
Putting products on your skin that contain harmful chemicals may be the most disastrous method of exposure because they go directly into your bloodstream and travel throughout the body. Think about how many ingredients you or your teen might be ingesting in this way each day…
But here's the GOOD NEWS, potentially toxic chemicals plummet in teens only three days after switching to SAFER cosmetics! This underscores the need for more people to become educated and informed about the chemicals in their personal care products and to share this knowledge with others.
Join us to discuss the topic and the details of how we can protect ourselves against totally avoidable health issues. Let's share our knowledge, best practices and favorite products with each other on behalf of our personal health and that of our family members!