“Courtesy of my younger, smarter, prettier and skinner (I hate her) sister-in-law.”
- 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol (or Bronopol) – Allergen and irritant that can form cancer-causing contaminants
- DMDM Hydantoin – Allergen and irritant that can form cancer-causing contaminants
- Fragrance – Allergens that may contain neurotoxic or hormone-disrupting chemicals
It is impossible to avoid dangerously toxic chemicals unless you seal yourself up in a plastic bubble, BPA free of course. It’s also impossible to know what your buying when the FDA , EPA and other regulatory bodies do not enforece the same labeling regulations on cosmetics, toys and other products that are enforced on the food industry. If we knew what was in our favorite products, we might stop using them all together.
Well, now we CAN know. The Environmental Working Group’s website www.ewg.org is a site that can give a comprehensive breakdown on what’s in your favorite daily products and what you might need to be concerned about. For each product, there is a clear and easy breakdown of the items ingredients and an explanation of the toxins and how they effect you and your loved ones.
What’s great about this site is that it’s not just informative, it’s active. Information can also be found on past and current legislation geared towards phasing out toxins, chemicals and pollutants in our environment, products and food. Additionally, if you want to get active, there are petitions to sign to force regulators to take action and ways to donate to further the debate.
Reducing the amount of toxins in our bodies is one of the most important ways we can all take charge of our health. Please join the fight to force congress to make chemicals in consumer products, KID SAFE.