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1,4-Dioxane

The FDA has known about 1,4-Dioxane since 1979 and has given terribly delicate tips and suggestions to makers that their merchandise should not contain greater concentrations of 1,4-Dioxane than 10 ppm, or parts per million. Even with this lenient guideline, some 15%… Continue Reading

Use Of Cleaning Products During Pregnancy Increases Risk Of Asthma In Young Children

Women who use a lot of household cleaning products when they are pregnant, or shortly after giving birth, are increasing their child’s risk of developing asthma. That’s according to the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents of Children (ALSPAC, also known as Children… Continue Reading

Fragrance: A Growing Health and Environmental Hazard

Fragrances are used in products we all encounter on a daily basis. These items can include anything from cosmetics and toiletries, to household cleaners and scented candles. But did you know that “95% of chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic compounds derived… Continue Reading

Baby Shampoo Study Raises Chemical Concerns

A 2008 study conducted by Dr. Sheela Sathyanarayana, a University of Washington pediatrician, found elevated levels of Phthalates in the urine of babies who had been recently shampooed, powdered, or lotioned with baby products. Phthalates are believed to be linked to possible… Continue Reading

Antibacterial Chemical Disrupts Hormone Activities, Study Finds

Triclocarban, a chemical found in bar soaps, body washes, cleansing lotions, wipes, and detergents “can cause health problems...” The study found that triclocarban “increased gene expression that is normally regulated by testosterone” and “testosterone-dependent organs such as the prostate gland grew abnormally… Continue Reading

Study: Shampoo Ingredient May Affect Brain Development

Can’t remember whether you locked the front door? Have you misplaced your car keys for the second time today? Well the shampoo use on a daily basis may be to blame. A recent study shows “an ingredient found in shampoo and other… Continue Reading

Do Personal Care Products Need a Makeover?

Products most of us use on a daily basis such as lotions, cosmetics, fragrances, deodorants, and sunscreen are under more scrutiny than ever. Though it’s not the products themselves that are being scrutinized, so much as it’s the chemicals used for their… Continue Reading

Boys Will Be Girls – Eventually

A study conducted by the Environment Agency on Britain’s wildlife has found that animals are ingesting “gender-bending” chemicals commonly found in plastics and pesticides. The findings greatly concern Britain’s scientists, as they believe this could ultimately lead the extinction of numerous species.… Continue Reading

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