Why Reading Labels Is Important For Your Health

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What’s In Your Shampoo? Here’s What You Need to Know & Why You Should Care.

Guess what? Those 45 ingredients in your face cream? They’re not all good for you…. In fact, many of them may actually be harmful.

While the dab of sunscreen you rub on your nose, or the conditioner you put on your hair may seem to be harmless, in fact they are full of hundreds of chemicals – many of which, with long-term repeated use, and in combination with each other, could actually cause cancer, reproductive issues, and other health problems.

This is why it’s important to get really good at reading labels – as well as understanding exactly what it is you’re reading.

Check out this helpful article for more information:

I read labels on pretty much anything that enters my house; food, medications, toys, pillows, clothing, even trash-bags.  I have researched which cell phone emits the least amount of radiation. I want to know what is in our carpet, shoes, carseats, sunscreen, literally everything!  I work hard researching nearly every product in my home so I know exactly what is in them.

It has been six years since my children were born and there are so many more organic, all natural and non-toxic products are available today.  It is delightful that even big box stores now carry some organic or all natural items are virtually the same price as the preservative filled, artificial flavored, pesticide laden brand name products.

In an effort to be supportive of my desire to be more healthy, my extended family frequently tries to find items that they know I would like.  Because it isn’t necessarily their passion, I appreciate their thoughtfulness, but I was disenchanted when I received an organic body wash that was certified with 71% organic materials that had parabens (chemicals used as preservatives) in it.

As you may know, parabens can mimic the hormone estrogen, which is known to play a role in the development of breast cancers.  I definitely do not want to be adding potential cancer causing chemicals on my skin.

This particular product also had Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), an irritating detergent and surfactant used as a foaming agent.  This “organic” body wash also contained Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate which is another surfactants and it is used as a wetting agent that lowers the surface tension of liquid, allowing easier spreading application.

It contained Propylene Glycol, a toxic chemical that affects your skin, kidneys and respiratory system. It is a synthetic liquid substance that absorbs water.

Read the Full Article for Some More Potentially Dangerous Ingredients to Watch Out For…

 

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