Watch out for Formaldehyde (Quaternium - 15).
It is a confirmed carcinogen. It causes skin irritation, allergic and irritant contact dermatitis, headaches, fatigue and bronchial irritation. It is usually found in bubble bath, toothpaste, shampoo, nail polish, varnishes, enamels, embalming fluid, soap, mouthwash, mascara, permanent press and wrinkle resistant clothing. Cosmetics, carpets, plastics, particle board, plywood, building insulation, wick type room deodorisers, air fresheners, mold and mildew cleaners, and anti-dandruff shampoo.
You may use organic cosmetics, essential oils and other products which are friendlier to the environment and your health. Read the ingredients and make sure that its not on the list !
If you are aware of any health problem which may compromise your general health, it is important to seek treatment. A Health and Wellness Counselor may help you, to bring you back in balance and to good health through, detoxing, healthy eating and living, create a proper diet suited for your condition, advise natural remedies, herbs, wholefood supplements and organic cosmetics.
Barbara is a qualified nutritionist offering Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling. She gives Healthy weight loss advice and promotes the Mediterranean diet. She is the author of the Med Life Diet - creating healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life !