Irina Webb

Certified Organic Liquid Soap’s Myth Dispelled

In my research of tear-free baby shampoos, I stumbled across something that claimed to be a USDA certified organic liquid soap sold by an online retailer. The word “organic” was not only in the name of the product (which often means absolutely nothing), but it was also in the product description. Moreover, the USDA Organic …

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Tampons and Sanitary Pads – Safe or Toxic?

Feminine hygiene products (tampons and sanitary pads) are not easy to research.  First of all, their manufacturers are not required by law to disclose the materials/ingredients.  Second, the manufacture of tampons and sanitary pads has aroused controversial issues that have been circulating in the press for decades now.  I’d like to summarize what I found …

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Harmful Ingredients in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

Harmful ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products are unfortunately plentiful. This list of harmful ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products contains 62 chemicals. The list of harmful ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products uses the following terms: persistent in wildlife, which means it does not break down easily in the environment, and …

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Toxic Ingredients: Alcohol Denat. through Acrylamide

This post includes toxic ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products under letter A: Denatured Alcohol, Aluminum,  Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Aminomethyl Propanol, and Acrylamide. They are dangerous to our health.  They may cause a variety of health issues, from skin irritation to possibly cancer, if applied regularly over the course of many years.  My primary source …

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Hidden Ingredients in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

It turns out that reading personal care product ingredients is not enough to protect your health.  There are cancer-causing chemicals that do not appear on the list of ingredients.  Why are they not listed?  The reason is simple – they are not ingredients.  How do they end up in the products?  They are by-products of …

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