FD&C Color Pigments are synthetic colors made from coal tar, containing heavy metal salts that deposit toxins onto the skin that can cause skin sensitivity and irritation. Absorption of certain colors can cause depletion of oxygen in the body and even death. As far as humans are concerned, these chemicals are suspected carcinogens. Coupled with coal-tar derivatives, hair dyes contain phenylenediamine, a carcinogen that may cause scalp inflammation and even blindness. Found in shampoos, toothpastes, body washes, cleansers, baby products, wipes, hand washes, deodorants, lotions, creams, etc.
Here is a list of some of the synthetic colors to look for:
•carmine (because of the synthetic process used to secure the color from the insects)
•sodium copper chlorophyllin (chlorophyll)
•D&C colors (all)
•FD&C colors (all)
FDA's Color Additive Status List: http://bit.ly/2uz6HOv
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