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Environmental Toxins

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Some of them may look friendly but they may just be killing you softly.

Environmental toxins are chemicals and other materials created largely from industrial operations and negligence. These chemicals have contaminated our water, food and the very air we breathe.

It is said in our lifetime, each of us will consume 100 times the amount of pesticides, chemicals, livestock hormones, and preservatives than our grandparents did. We failed to acknowledge their hazardous effects until we suffer from a chronic disease after years of exposure.
You come in contact with toxins every day. Most people are unaware of the things that can inflict the gravest threats to their health - even leaving greater effects than those caused by air pollution. It might be surprising to know that you may even be keeping a number of these toxic materials in your own household. Here are some of the things you might want to consider before your next shopping trip.
Check your morning ritual: shampooing your hair, applying your hair conditioner, using your favorite shower gel, and facial wash. Did you know that there are toxins in all these that are said to cause cancer?

Below are some of the cancer-causing toxins found in your daily necessities:

Shampoo Concerns Hair Conditioner Concerns
Laurel sulfates & triethanolamine dodecyl sulfate Ocular irritation, stimulation of mucous production, ingestion cause diarrhea Lead Acetate Cancer Developmental/ reproductive toxicity Neurotoxicity Allergies/ immunotoxicity Persistence and bioaccumulation Organ system toxicity Occupational hazards
Fragrance Neurotoxicity Allergies/ immunotoxicity


Shower Gel Concerns Facial Wash Concerns
Oxybenzone Developmental/reproductive toxicity Endocrine disruption Allergies/immunotoxicity Persistence and bioaccumulation Enhanced skin absorption Fragrance Neurotoxicity Allergies/immunotoxicity
Fragrance Neurotoxicity Allergies/ immunotoxicity Propylparaben Developmental/reproductive toxicity Endocrine disruption Allergies/immunotoxicity Organ system toxicity
Eugenol Neurotoxicity Allergies/immunotoxicity Organ system toxicity Irritation (skin, eyes or lungs)


How safe are your towels and clothes? The detergent and fabric softeners you use have chemicals in them harmful to your health. How about those deodorants, hair gels, hair sprays, make up for the ladies, perfumes, colognes that you use to groom yourselves every day? They have their own silent stings as well. And yes, the list goes on. Several studies have reported that toxins pass through your skin and goes directly to your bloodstream.
Below are the toxins found in your beauty products:

Detergent Concerns Fabric Softener Concerns
Quaternary ammonium with alkyl or anyl substituent groups Vomiting, depression, collapse, coma, may cause corrosive esophageal damage Alpha-Terpineol Linked to disorders of the brain and nervous system, loss of muscle control, depression, and headaches
Sulfonated or phosphorylated forms, alkaline product Dermal irritation, vomiting, diarrhea, GI distension, usually not fatal Benzyl acetate-Benzyl acetate Linked to cancer of the pancreas
Benzyl alcohol Linked to headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, depression, as well as disorders of the brain and nervous system


Deodorant Concerns Hair Gel Concerns
Fragrance Neurotoxicity Allergies/immunotoxicity Organ system toxicity Irritation (skin, eyes or lungs) Fragrance Neurotoxicity Allergies/immunotoxicity
Eugenol Neurotoxicity Allergies/Immunotoxicity Organ system toxicity Irritation (skin, eyes or lungs) Ceteareth-20 Irritation (skin,eyes or lungs) Enhanced skin absorption Contamination concerns
Dimethicone Peg-7 Phosphate Organ system toxicity Irritation (skin, eyes or lungs)


Hair Spray Concerns Make up ( foundation, blusher, mascara, eyeliner, lip gloss, lipstick ) Concerns
Fragrance Neurotoxicity Allergies/immunotoxicity Fragrance Neurotoxicity
Octinoxate Endocrine disruption Allergies/immunotoxicity Persistence and bioaccumulation Enhanced skin absorption Propylparaben Developmental/reproductive toxicity Endocrine disruption Allergies/immunotoxicity Organ system toxicity
Cancer Developmental/reproductive toxicity Additive exposure sources Irritation (skin, eyes or lungs) Enhanced skin absorption


Perfume Concerns Cologne Concerns
Fragrance Neurotoxicity Allergies/immunotoxicity Oxybenzone Developmental/reproductive toxicity Endocrine disruption Allergies/immunotoxicity Persistence and bioaccumulation Enhanced skin absorption
Coumarin Cancer Allergies/immunotoxicity Organ system toxicity Fragrance Neurotoxicity Allergies/ immunotoxicity
Octinoxate Endocrine disruption Allergies/immunotoxicity Persistence and bioaccumulation Enhanced skin absorption Octinoxate Endocrine disruption Allergies/immunotoxicity Persistence and bioaccumulation Enhanced skin absorption


Undeniably, there are toxins you can't avoid. Besides limiting your exposure, the only other option is to eliminate them. This is why proper knowledge about detoxification is helpful in promoting general health and well-being. It is essential to detox your body in order for it to function properly. Detoxifying your body means you are cleansing and flushing out all the toxins you have taken in. Practice regular detox along with keeping a healthy lifestyle, eating right, and engaging in activities that encourage total wellness.

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