TOXIC INGREDIENTS TO AVOID
Talc is a mineral rock that is mined and processed by drying, crushing and then milling them. Through processing, a number of trace minerals are eliminated, but some minute fibers that are comparable to ASBESTOS are not separated. Talc, as it is cheap and widely available, is the main ingredient of most baby powders, perfumed body powders and medicated body powders. You put yourself and your baby at risk when you inhale these products.
Body powder is used after bath to keep skin smelling good or to relieve irritated skin. Plenty of individuals are still unaware of the inextricable connection between talc and asbestos. In fact, these two chemicals are very much alike.
Particles of talc can cause lung and ovarian tumors. Studies have clearly shown that Talc is able to move inside the reproductive system becomes lodged along the ovary lining. Studies show that talc particles are found in the ovarian tumor and researchers say that women with ovarian tumors have the habit of using talcum powder.
Initially developed as an antibacterial ingredient for use in a surgical scrub it is now found in cosmetics, toothpaste, disinfectants, plastic kitchenware, soap and detergent.
This chemical is registered as a pesticide and is classified as a chlorophenol, a class of chemicals suspected of causing cancer in humans. Applied topically chlorophenol can cause a variety of skin irritations. However it can temporarily deactivate sensory nerve endings so contact with it may cause little or no pain.
Taken internally small amounts of this chemical can produce cold sweats, circulatory collapse, convulsions, coma and even death.
With long term exposure it has been proven to damage the liver, kidneys, heart and lungs, suppress the immune system, and cause hormonal disruption, paralysis, sterility and brain hemorrhages.
Triclosan is so toxic it is measured in parts per trillion. To illustrate-one drop of Triclosan in 300 Olympic-sized swimming pools can cause hormonal disruption!
So why are they putting this in our toiletries?
I challenge you to find this on a label in your home.... here’s a hint if you use a brand of toothpaste that has the word total in it you might find it.
If you don’t already i encourage you to ALWAYS read the ingredients on labels and if you are not sure if it is healthy for you Google it.