Saturday, March 22, 2008

Carcinogens in Personal Care

Carcinogens Found in "Organic" Personal Care Products

A newly released study commissioned by the Organic Consumers Association found that many leading "natural" and "organic" brand shampoos, body washes, and lotions contain the carcinogenic contaminant 1,4-Dioxane.

Ethoxylation, a cheap short-cut companies use to provide mildness to harsh ingredients, uses the cancer-causing petrochemical Ethylene Oxide, which generates 1,4-Dioxane as a by-product.

Contaminated products include some of those in the JASON Pure Natural & Organics, Giovanni Organic Cosmetics, Kiss My Face, and Nature’s Gate Organics lines.

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