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Toxins and Chemicals to Avoid One of the reasons I started using Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils and Personal Care Products was because I found out about the huge amount of harmful chemicals that fill each and every personal care product and household cleaner on the market today! These chemicals cause a chain of reaction in your body which lead to all sorts of problems including the development of cancer. Education is the key to making a healthier choice and you can rest assured that all of our products from essential oils to nutritional supplements, household cleaner and personal care products only contain life-affirming ingredients! Did you know that only 2% of all essential oils produced in the world are free of chemicals and synthetics?
Every day we inhale, touch, apply and taste harmful chemicals and toxins! Synthetic ingredients are in virtually every item in your home from cleaning solutions and personal care products to food additives and ingredients that are unpronounceable. Like most people, you probably brush your teeth every day and use shampoo, conditioner and soap when you shower. If you are a female, you probably apply moisturizing lotion to your face and body, apply cosmetics and perfume and if you are older, dye your hair. Most people do not even look at the ingredients in each of these items but you should know that most of them are harmful to your health and the environment.
In 1998, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report that created considerable concern to the public as well as the cosmetics and personal care industries. The two-year study revealed clear evidence that a common cosmetics ingredient called diethanolamine or DEA had carcinogenic activity when applied to the skin. DEA is found in products such as shampoos, conditioners, lotions, sunscreens, soaps and cosmetics. As with all substances applied to the skin, they are easily absorbed and accumulate in the organs which can lead to toxic build-up and challenges.
The most common toxic chemicals to avoid are DEA (a lathering agent), Propylene glycol (used in antifreeze, paints, floor wax... and is also in pet food!) or Propanediol, Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS and SLES - a surfactant used in industrial products like concrete floor cleaner and engine degreaser!), Talc (chemically similar to asbestos!), Alcohol (Australian researchers published in 2009 issue of Dental Journal of Australia noted that alcohol-containing mouthwashes contribute to the increased risk of development of oral issues) and Aluminum. A full list is presented below. DEA is just one of an estimated 125 ingredients formulated into our home and personal care products suspected of being potentially dangerous or hazardous to our health. This claim is supported by a 2008 study of teenage girls by the Environmental Working Group which found chemicals from cosmetics in every blood and urine sample tested. More than 16 chemicals from four major groups: phthalates, tricosan, parabens and musks were identified. The teens also admitted to using an average of 17 cosmetic products a day!
Toxic Chemicals To Avoid
This list is to be used for all substances in your home i.e., food, drink, skin/hair care, cleaners etc. These chemicals have been verified by the EPA or Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) as hazardous or cancerous. This is list is growing daily. Check the website for updated cheat sheet. You can go to google, type in the chemical name then MSDS science lab. Then you can read the report and make your own decisions. Be your own health advocate.
1,4-dioxane Flavor (s), Flavoring(s) Polyethylene oxide (PEO) 2,4-dione Formaldehyde Potassium Bromate 5,5-dimethylimidazolidine Fragrance Potassium Coco Hydrolyzed Collagen Acesuifame K, Ace K, Glutamate Propane (any) Acid Ammonium Carbonate Glutamic Acid Propylene Glycol (PG) Alcohol (Isopropyl) & SD-40 Glycol Ethers Protease enzymes Ammonium Laureth/ Lauryl Sulfate (ALS) Go Lite drink PVP/VA Copolymer AMMONIUM's Bicarbonate or Hydrogen Guarana Quaternium-7, 15, 31, 60, etc Aniline Hexametaphosphate Saccharin, 954 Anionic Surfactants High Fructose Corn Syrup Silica Antibacterials Hydrolyzed (anything) Silicone derived emollients Anything protein fortified Imidazolidinyl urea Sodium Caseinate Artificial Coloring Iodopropynyl Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate Asept Isobutane Sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinate Aspartame Isothiazolinone Sodium Hexametaphosphate Autolyzed (anything) Lanolin Sodium Hydroxide Azodicarbonamide Lauryl dimonium hydrolysed collagen Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate Barley malt Lead Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) Benzalkonium chloride Liquidum Paraffinum Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate Benzene Malt extract or flavoring Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) Benzoic acid, 210, 211,219 Maltodextrin Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate BHA 320, Butylated Hydroxyanisole MEA -Monoethanolamine Soy protein concentrate BHT 321, Butylated Hydroxytoluene Medilave Soy protein isolate Bisphenol-A (BPA) Mercury Soy sauce extract Bouillon and Broth Methanol Spices, Seasoning Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) Methyl PGME Splenda Bronopol anything Methyl DEGBE, DPGME Stearalkonium Chloride Butylcarbamate Methyl EGPE, EGME, EGEE Stock Butylene Glycol Methylpropane Succinic acid Caffeine unless organic & fermented Mineral Oil Sucralose Calcium Caseinate Miralax Sugar (chemicalized white processed sugar) Carbomer Monoammonium Salt & Carbonate Sulfites Carrageenan Monopotassium Glutamate Sulphur dioxide Cationic Surfactants /Ammoniums Monosodium Glutamate MSG-622 Sunette Cepacol, ceprim, cepacol chloride Natrium Glutamate Sweet 'N Low, Sweet n Safe, Sweet One Cetafilm, cetamium Natural beef flavoring Talc Ceteareths Natural Beef or Chicken Tartrazine 102 Cetrimonium Cloride Natural chicken flavoring TEA Triethanolamine Laureth Sulfate Cetylpyridinium chloride or bromide Natural flavor(s) & flavoring(s) Tetrasodium Pyrophoshate (EDTA) Chloromethylisothiazolin Natural pork flavoring Textured Protein Clorine Neotame TBHQ Coal Tars Nitrite / Nitrate Titanium dioxide Cocoamidopropyl Betaine NutraSweet Toluene Cocoyl Sarcosine Olestra Triclosan DEA- diethanolamine Paraben (methyl, propyl, butyl, ethyl) Ultra-pasteurized Soy sauce Diazolidinyl Urea Paraffin wax or oil Urea (Imidazolidinyl) Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate Partially Hydrogenated veg. oils Vaseline Dioxins Pectin Soy protein Whey protein concentrate Disodium Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate PEG Whey protein isolate Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate Petrolatum / jelly Whey protein Protease Disodium Oleamide Sulfosuccinate Phenol Yeast; Extract, Food, Nutrient DMDM Hydantoin Phenylenediamine (PPD) . Dobendan Phenylketonuria (PKU) . EDTA Phthalates DBP, DMP, DEP . Enzymes anything Seasonings (the word "seasonings) Plant Protein Extract . Equal Poloxamer 407 . Ercocet Polyethylene Gycol (PEG) .
Adverse Effects of "Inactive" Ingredients
Dye Health Effects Amaranth FD&C Red No.2 not allowed in U.S., E 123 Europe Angioedema, Pruritus, Urticaria, Unspecified subjective symptoms, Bronchoconstriction (combined with Ponceau, Sunset Yellow) Erythrosine FD&C Red No.3, E 127 Europe Bronchoconstriction (combined with Brilliant Blue, Indigo Carmine), Sequential vascular response, Elevation of protein-bound iodide, Thyroid tumors, Chromosomal damage, Unspecified symptoms Ponceau, FD&C Red No.4, not allowed in U.S., E 124 Europe Bronchoconstriction (combined with Amaranth, Sunset Yellow), Anaphylactoid reaction (combined with Sunset Yellow), Chest heaviness Neutral Red Contact dermatitis Carmoisine, E 122 Europe not in U.S.; information not available yet Red #2G, 128 Europe not in U.S.; information not available yet Citrus Red No.2 Cancer in animals; Used for dying skins of oranges Tartrazine Allergies FD&C Red No. 40 Thyroid tumors, Lymphocytic lymphomas FD&C Yellow No.5, E 102 Europe Chromosomal Damage, Trigger for asthma, Urticaria (hives), Hyperactivity (Rowe & Rowe, Egger, 1985) Sunset Yellow, FD&C Yellow No.6 Urticaria (hives), Rhinitis (runny nose), Nasal congestion, Bronchoconstriction (combined with Amaranth, Ponceau), Anaphylactoid reaction (combined with Ponceau), Eosinophilotactic response, Kidney tumors, Chromosomal damage, Abdominal pain, Vomiting, Indigestion, Distaste for food Yellow #2G, 107 Europe not in U.S.; information not available yet D&C Yellow No.11 Contact dermatitis Quinoline Yellow, not allowed in U.S., E 104 Europe Contact dermatitis Fast Green, FD&C Green No.3 Bladder tumors Brilliant Blue, FD&C Blue No.1 Bronchoconstriction (combined with Erythrosine, Indigo Carmine), Eosinophilotactic response, Chromosomal damage Indigo Carmine, FD&C Blue No.2, E 132 Europe Brain tumors, Bronchoconstriction (combined with Brilliant Blue, Erythrosine) Evans Blue, CI Direct Blue 53 Dermatitis Patent Blue Purpura (bruising), Dermatitis; Unspecified subjective symptoms Gentian Violet, CI Basic Violet No.3 Contact dermatitis Brown FK, 154 Europe not in U.S.; information not available yet Brown HT, 155 Europe not in U.S.; information not available yet Black PN, E 151 Europe not in U.S.; information not available yet E 320 Europe BHA E 321 Europe BHT E 211 Europe Sodium Benzoate E 250 Europe Sodium Nitrite E 251 Europe Sodium Nitrate 621 MSG Monosodium Glutamate Practice Wellness
Knowledge is Power when it comes to Your Health
Do your household cleaners have these harmful ingredients?
What is a person to do?
Choose healthy products like Thieves Household Cleaner
And choose healthy personal care products free of all of this chemical nonsense! Avoid These Sweet Poisons!
The following products have dangerous toxins* and are detrimental to your health: