Each day at least 3 personal-care products (PCP) are applied to the skin of of children and infants.
Women use an average of 13 PCP’s and six or more cosmetics while men use 10. Many of the products are applied to the skin several times per day. 1
The average women applies over 515 chemicals to her face per day. 2
Many of our personal-care products contain carcinogens, “hidden carcinogens”, allergens, hormone disruptors and damaging nano-particles.
We know that 1 in every 3 women and 1 in every 2 men will develop cancer. Therefore we should do everything in our power to reduce and remove any cancer promoting factors from our environment.
As stated in the first article, when we consume a toxin or carcinogen orally our liver often times can break it down, rendering it harmless.
In contrast, toxins and carcinogens readily found in PCP and cosmetics bypass the liver and enter directly into the blood stream. Without the liver there to protect you, it can directly affect your cells, tissues and organs.
The ingredients found in PCPs and cosmetics haven’t just been linked to cancer, but also infertility and developmental disorders.
Top brands contain ingredients incriminated as carcinogens and hormone disruptors. But what most people don’t know is that there are also several “hidden carcinogens” that we will show you how to avoid in this article that are precursors to carcinogens within the body.
Most toxicologists and alternative healthcare physicians aren’t even aware of these “hidden carcinogens”.
The purpose of this article is to empower you, to give you solutions on how to avoid toxins and chemicals, so you can help yourself, loved ones and friends prevent disease and maximize your health for the rest of your life!
How To Protect Yourself And Your Family From Avoidable Toxic Exposures
It is well known in scientific literature that babies are 100 times more sensitive to carcinogens than adults.
If you read the first article than you know that the Environmental Working Group sampled umbillical cord blood and found 287 synthetic chemicals with 180 of known to cause cancer in humans or animals. 3
But how can this be? Why aren’t we being protected from the carcinogens that are in the environment and on the shelves of stores across the nation?
The Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) now known as the Personal Care Products Council, is made up of over 600 distributers and producers of cosmetic, fragrance, and personal care products.
The Council financially supports dozens of full time lobbyists at both the state and federal level. The teams of lobbyists that are distributed have the aggressive political agenda to shut down any “unreasonable or unnecessary labeling or warning requirements.”
They have successfully shut the mouths of federal agencies which put the pressure on you to educate yourself and learn how to protect yourself and loved ones.
Dr. Devra Lee Davis, M.P.H., Ph.D was the Founding Director for the world’s first Center for Environmental Oncology and is the founder of the Environmental Health Trust. She says:
We’re beginning to realize that the sum total of a person’s exposure to all the little amounts of cancerous agents in the environment may be just as harmful as big doses of a few well-known carcinogens. Our chances of getting cancer reflect the full gamut of carcinogens we’re exposed to each day – in air, water and food pollution and in cancerous ingredients or contaminants in household cleaners, clothing, furniture and the dozens of personal-care products many of us use daily.
I’d like to thank people like Dr. Davis and Dr. Samuel Epstein MD as well as the Cancer Prevention Coalition for supplying much of the research and the tables that I’m sharing with you inside of this article.
Please share this powerful information to your loved ones and friends.
Carcinogens In Your Personal Care Products Go Unnoticed
Frank carcinogens are more commonly known carcinogens that appear on product labels. However the consumer can easily overlook these ingredients as they have complex bio-chemical names. 3
Many “Hidden Carcinogens” Are Created Through The Breakdown Or The Combination Of Different Chemicals
Hidden carcinogens are a ingredients that break down to release carcinogens or are pre-cursors to these carcinogens. They often cause genetic damage or are what they call “genotoxic”. These “hidden” carcinogens aren’t listed on product labels at all! They “hide” in other ingredients or are a) synergistically created in the presence of multiple ingredients b) are contaminants of other ingredients; or c) can create carcinogenic byproducts or become carcinogens themselves. Most toxicologists, chemists, and cancer prevention experts don’t know to recognize the ingredients listed below. How are they expected to have you know? 3
Hormone Disrupters Can Promote Thyroid Disorders And Are Linked To Cancer
Many products that are consumed and produced for use in PCPs mimic natural endocrine system hormones. The endocrine system is made up of your adrenals, thyroid, pancreas, pituitary, hypothalamus, ovaries and testicles. As you know, these glands normalize energy, growth and development, metabolism, fat burning, bone health among many other functions.
When you consume a hormone mimicking chemical, it tricks your body into performing various functions that the natural hormone would tell your body to do. For instance, a xenoestorgen mimics estrogen which can tell the cells within the breast to grow and develop. This one hormone mimicking compound has been linked to the development of endometriosis, decreased sperm production and the development of breast cancer.
There are roughly thirty chemicals found in PCPs and cosmetics that can cause hormone dysregulation.
Penetration Enhancers Can Disrupt Hormones And Break The Structural Integrity Of Cells
Many products contain what they call “penetration enhancers” that are designed to optimize the uptake of other ingredients into the skin. In a way, they open the door to allow the chemicals to walk into your house.
Many of them are nanoparticlas, which are microscopic sized ingredients that are used are found most notably in sun screen, anti-wrinkle cream and moisturizer.
These agents penetrate deep into the skin and can reach the blood stream and then be taken anywhere in the body. Many of the effects are unpredictable, however, penetration enhancers including bisabolol, terpene ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA), can disrupt normal bridges connecting cells compromising their structural integrity. EDTA is also considered to disrupt hormones.
Chemicals Found In These Products Can Also Create Allergic Reactions In Many Humans
You may not have a sensitivity to a particular chemical right away, but over time as your chemical and toxic burden increases you may find you become “chemically sensitive”, or you break out in a rash and perhaps develop a headache. There are about fifty allergic ingredients in perfumes, fragrances, PCPs and cosmetics.
It’s important to get in touch with your body. Notice if after an hour of putting on a fragrance if you feel fatigued, develop a headache or have any other symptoms. They could be related to the product you were using. Simply eliminate it for a few days and see if the symptoms persist. If they don’t, there is a good probability that your body was reacting to the specific product or perhaps combination of products.
“Secret Ingredients” Found In Cologne, Perfumes And Fragrances Are Linked To Cancer and Sperm Damage
The fragrance industry uses over 9000 different chemicals of which the National Institute of Occupational Safety has identified 900 so far that are toxic.5 The companies that produce these fragrances are protected by trade secrecy considerations to not have to disclose the ingredients within them.
Research that was peer-reviewed by Harvard health experts and popularized by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics showed that popular fragrances both men and women use have unlabeled “secret” ingredients that are toxic to the body and linked to cancer, hormone disruption, reproductive toxicity, sperm damage and allergy problems. 6
The analysis, performed supported by the Breast Cancer Fund, Environmental Working Group, Clean Water Action, and other public and environmental health organizations found that top-selling fragrance products a laundry list of unlabeled secret ingredients that can impact our health in a number of ways. Below is a list of ingredients that they have recognized can cause allergic reactions.
Top Solutions To Recreate Your PCP and Cosmetic Collection
These two articles would be for nothing is I didn’t give you my best solutions. We are committed to giving you actionable steps in all our articles and videos so you can design your own healthy lifestyle.
Below is a list of companies that have created innovative, natural and organic products that you can get safe products from.
Perfumes With No Chemical Solvents
Bella Mira Organic Angelica Root Essential Oil
Coastal Classic Creations “Quiet Waters” Tuberose Perfume
Cosmic Tree Essential Chocolate Cosmo Botanical Scent
Colognes and Aftershaves
Burt’s Bees Natural Skincare For Men Cologne
Aubrey Men’s Stock Aftershave
Erbaviva Organic Deodorant
NOTE: This is the deodorant Erica and I use. It’s one of the only organic deodorants that we have found to “work”.
Barefaced Mineral Cosmetics Natural Lipstick
Cargo Planet Love Lipliner for Gloss or Lipstick
RJ Mineral Cosmetics Lipstick *100% Vegan in 26 shades
Valana Minerals Sparkle Lips Vegan Lipstick
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Mascara
Jane Iredale Purebrow Fix & Mascara
Mountain Girl Botanics Aspen Spa Soap
Pangea Organics Fancial Cleanser, Egyptian Calendula & Blood Orange
Aubrey Simple And Natural
*Any brand that has talc or talcum powder or titanium dioxide you must stay away from.
Organic cornstarch powder is a safe and natural alternative to powders that contain talc for female hygiene.
GAIA Natural Baby Powder
Longona Herbal Hair Colors
Herbatint Hair Colors
Surya Brasil Hair Colors
Acquarella Nail Polish *Water Based Vegan
Honeybee Gardens Water Colors Peel Off Polish
Zoya Natural Nails
Scotch Natural Nail Polish
* There are very few safe sunscreens. Natural shea butter that can be found in most health stores has a natural SPF of 10. This is typically what I use when I’m out in the sun. Furthermore, one of the best defenses against burning your skin is to have a balanced omega 6 to 3 ratio within your body. The best way you can balance this ratio is through eating a healthy diet. To learn top nutrition tips and strategies go to: www.dietingisdead.com
Green Beaver Sunscreen
Zinc Oxide and Titanium Oxide are safe and effective ingredients in sunblock. I would advise you to stay away from sunblocks that use nano-particles as the research is uncovering potentially harmful health effects.
Burt’s Bees Chemical-Free Sunscreen
Aubrey Natural Sun
Solumbra Sun Protective Breathable Clothing
Top Solutions For Your Babies And Children
Avalon Organics Flushable Biodegradeable Baby Wipes
Aromababy Barrier Balm
Aromoababy Natural Baby Lotion
Cosmic Tree Essentials Simply Shea and Tamanu Body Butter
Emily Skin Soother Lotions
Organic Baby Butter and Baby Cream
Dr. Bronner’s Castile Liquid Soap
NOTE: Be sure to follow the instructions and dilute the soap, because when it is full strength it has the tendency to dry the skin.
Aubrey Organics Natural Baby and Kids Shampoo
Jason 2-in-1 Shampoo & Body Wash
Emily Skin Soothers Soap
Vermont Soap Organics
Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild Organic Bar Soap
*Any brand that has talc or talcum powder or titanium dioxide you must stay away from.
Organic cornstarch powder is a safe and natural alternative to powders that contain talc.
GAIA Natural Baby Powder
Peelu Company Spearmint Toothpowder
Healing-Scents Spearmint Toothgel
Nail Polish For Little Girls
Piggy Paint Nail Polish
Toxic Beauty Conclusion And Top Resources For Further Research
My team, Erica and I want to give you the best resources available. We know that you will have products in the future that you won’t know the ingredients of. I come face to face with this all the time as I have dozens of people mailing Erica and I different products to try.
Note that most of the chemicals found in your personal-care products and cosmetics don’t have proper research behind what they do to the cells, tissues and organs within your body.
Don’t be fooled by the usage of “organic” and “natural” labels. Many companies are trying to ride the health bandwagon and can legally put these labels on their products while still filling them with toxins and carcinogens.
Below are some powerful resources that you can use to further protect yourself and loved ones.
The EWG’s Skin Deep DataBase
For any ingredients you’re not sure of, you can search to see if there has been any toxicity research done and what toxicity rating the ingredient has. This is a personal-care product and cosmetic safety database that bring over 50 toxicity databases together listing over 25,000 ingredients:
The Campaign For Safe Cosmetics
Is a coalition that is trying to rid the industry of toxic ingredients in personal-care products and cosmetics that are linked to cancer, birth defects, and other health problems. They have a full list of companies that have pledged to use non-toxic ingredients:
Please share this information with your loved ones and friends. I believe that the bio-accumulation of toxic ingredients that are know and unknown are one of the major underlying factors of disease formation in the 21st century.
By getting this message out to your friends and loved ones, you could have a major impact in preventing diseases or perhaps even reversing a disease that is silently developing within their body.
Feel free to ask any questions and give any other resources in the comments section below that could serve others that come to this page.
To Maximizing Your Health,
Dr. Isaac H. Jones
1. Toxic Beauty – How Cosmetics and Personal-Care Products Endanger Your Health… And What You Can Do About It By Sameul S. Epstein, MD with Randall Fitzgerald 2009
2. Alastair Jamieson, Women put 515 chemicals on their face and body every day in beauty regime. The Telegraph Nov. 19 2009
3. Columbus Dispach, Dirk VanderHart. Researchers Find 287 Chemicals Present In Umbilical-Cord Blood. Environmental Working Group. July 2005
4. Xenoestrogens, Wikipedia 2012
5. Fragrances and Perfumes Can Be Toxic, Cancer Prevention Coalition 2003
6. Campaign For Safe Cosmetics – Research 2012