Are you someone like me that has a bottle of hand sanitizer in his or her purse just in case? You can go to almost any public establishment now a days and find a sanitizer dispenser ready to drop a dollop of germ-killing power into your hands. Most schools even recommend it to our kids. Well I’m here to let you know that hand sanitizer is NOT all it’s cracked up to be. While the idea of stopping the spread of germs and viruses is appealing, it is no different at killing germs then your regular hot water and soap is. The “extra protection” sanitizer offers may actually be making you sick!
The antimicrobial compound you find in hand sanitizer is called TRICLOSAN. This is not a newly added chemical, it has been around and used for decades. TRICLOSAN is not only found in sanitizers, it can also be found in many types of toothpaste. While it does indeed kill germs, it also comes with risks. It has been linked to hormone problems including but not limited to; infertility and early puberty. When a study was conducted on mice that were exposed to TRICLOSAN they found that many had been shown to develop liver cancer. I bet you’re throwing away that bottle right about now.
People around the world are finally catching on, so in turn the manufacturers are switching up their germ-killing game. Most are slowly phasing out TRICLOSAN in favor of BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE. I assure you this is NOT a good trade! BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE and other related quaternary ammonia compounds are known respiratory irritants. They can affect anyone’s breathing, but especially exacerbate breathing for those suffering from asthma. Go through your home and office and make sure to throw your sanitizer in the trash!
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Make-up is used by almost every woman on earth at some point in their lives. In fact, many women use it liberally on a regular basis. Typically, women don’t give a second thought tot he ingredients in their makeup. Unfortunately, most cosmetics have dangerous ingredients lurking behind beautiful packaging. Green Clean Life is here to tell you which dangerous ingredients to avoid.
One of the most dangerous compounds they have found in make-up is MERCURY. Yes, you heard me right. Mercury is a toxic element that can be absorbed through the skin, which in turn can cause damage to your brain. The FDA regulates the use of these compounds for a preservative that helps keep eye shadows and other eye make-up “fresh and new” on the shelves. That’s right you may have been putting MERCURY on your face and eyes. That’s not all. Certain skin-whitening creams may also be contaminated. While the FDA regulates this legally, there are some controversial scientific evidence that links Mercury exposure to Autism in children. Definitely make sure you are checking your products before buying or using!
You would think that was it, it’s not. Have you heard of Coal Tar? It is a known human carcinogen. You can find it in anti-dandruff shampoos, hair dyes, and treatments for psoriasis. It has been discovered that Coal Tar causes DNA damage which then in turn increases the likely hood of developing cancer. Coal Tar can also increase the sensitivity of your skin to sunlight, increasing your chances for contracting skin cancer. Products that can be found with Coal Tar should be used with caution or just avoided all together.
Last but most certainly not least we have Lead Acetates. Pretty much everyone knows that Lead is a highly toxic metal associated with neurological and organ toxicity. Surprise surprise, it also plays a role in cancer development. It is EXCEPTIONALLY poisonous to children! Although the FDA has requirements and regulations around the use of Lead in certain dyes, it does not have a stringent regulation on lead found in any other cosmetic. One of the main products that usually contains Lead is lipsticks. Imported cosmetics may also have high Lead content. For safety keep all cosmetics away from children!
If a product isn’t safe to be near your child, why is it okay to be near you? Please join us at our next webinar and learn about the hidden dangers in your household and cosmetic products. Also, learn how to swap them out AFFORDABLY and create a healthy environment for your family. Text 480-707-3859 to enter to win a FREE GIFT basket and to get the details for our next webinar!