Carcinogens absorbed through the skin bypass the liver and reach the general blood circulation without this protective detoxification. So until these toxic ingredients are properly regulated or warnings placed on the products’ labels letting us know of the cancer risks, it would be best to avoid products with these toxic ingredients.
Time to protect babies from dangerous products
From shortly after birth, mothers tenderly wash and pamper their infants with a wide range of baby products. It is hard to believe that even most baby products like soaps, bubble bath, shampoos, lotions, and dusting powders, some of which are used several times daily, contain a witch's brew of dangerous ingredients. Many of these ingredients are highly toxic to which infants are about 100 times more sensitive than adults.
How safe are the products in your home?
Check the following products in your home and see.
Disclaimer: The information in this article should not be regarded as medical advice. If you are receiving medical treatment or taking prescribed medication, you are advised to consult your GP or health practitioner before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle.
Cosmetic and personal care product industries worldwide are unregulated by government and are essentially self-regulating. There are no requirements for pre-market ingredients and product safety testing. While nearly all nations require ingredient labelling, which most consumers have a hard time in deciphering, not only are the labels uninformative, they are at best tokenistic. Few governments have taken even minimal regulatory action, specifically seizure or recall, against any products containing carcinogenic or otherwise hazardous ingredients, in spite of strongly supportive scientific evidence.
This virtual absence of regulation is disturbing as most people in developed countries use multiple personal care products and cosmetics, each day for a life time. This is even more alarming since the skin's role is a carrier more than a barrier and this has been well known for decades.
Carcinogens in cosmetics and personal care products pose greater risks, than does food contaminated with carcinogenic pesticides and other industrial carcinogens. Carcinogens taken in by the mouth are absorbed from the intestines into blood which then reaches the liver. Once in the liver, carcinogens can be detoxified to varying degrees by deactivating enzymes before reaching the rest of the body.