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Re: harmful ingredients

Re: harmful ingredients

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Posted by sherry on December 11, 2000 at 22:22:27:

In Reply to: Re: harmful ingredients posted by Marti on December 11, 2000 at 20:46:43:

: : I have heard that shampoos contain such harmful if not I believe carcinogenic ingredients in them such as SLS, DEA, meththinozioioline. So why the heck are they in there and can't FDA do anything to stop this. No wonder so many people I believe 1 out of every 3 people get cancer in his or her lifetime. Am I just needlessly worried or do others share my opinion? Thanks

: Every chemical has the potential to be hazardous -- even water! Stick your head in a bucket of water for 5 minutes, and it is not only harmful; it can kill you! The media makes out that ALL chemicals are hazardous; however, this is not true. The hazard with the majority of chemicals comes from overexposure. One would have to expose their skin to vast quantities of these potentially hazardous chemicals on a daily basis in order to experience the first reaction. One must first remember that everything you see and touch except for light and electricity is a chemical -- even a newborn baby's skin is 100% chemical! The FDA has not found these chemicals to be particularly hazardous in the quantities used in cosmetic items such as shampoo, toothpaste, makeup or any other daily grooming cosmetics. Any item that contains a potentially hazardous chemical must carry a warning label and list the reactions associated with that chemical. Also, the item must state that the ingredient is on the potentially hazardous chemical list and the item will have a Material Safety Data Sheet to explain the health hazards of overexposure. SLS is often confused with SLES. One is hazardous, the other is not. Get a grip sweetie -- if you wouldn't stick your head in a bucket of water, then you already know how to be careful when using chemicals.

I have a grip- and I have read research in which lab animals were exposed to minute topical quanties of theses ingredients- particularly DEA and they had developed carcinomas. I am not saying that we are those lab animals- but the fact is that the number one cause of cancer is not genetics but it is being exposed to carcinogens through out one's life. That's a fact and it is documented in many medical journals. I do not konw if these chemicals are contributing but do not tell me that you are sure they are not.

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