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What's Hiding in Your Scented Products?

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Carrigon, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Carrigon

    Carrigon Senior Member

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    Amazingly, a whole boatload of "secret" and toxic chemicals that have never been approved for use.
    http://www.ewg.org/notsosexy

    What's the first thing I do before going out? I usually spray on that cologne, and then I wonder, why am I so incredibly ill by the time I come home. Read the article, it's an eyeopener.
     
  2. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Hi Carrigon, there are reasons why so many of us can't handle fragrances. I had a year or two when walking near the fragrance aisle at a department store made me very dizzy. Normally we (people, not pwME) are immune to such tiny quantities, but that presumes full health and fully functioning detox. Bye, Alex
     
  3. Carrigon

    Carrigon Senior Member

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    No, what the article is saying is that they are putting toxic chemicals into our fragrances and scented products that are not safe and get into our bloodstream and make us sick. The chemicals are not safe and not approved for use on humans, but they get away with putting them in there through a loophole in the law. We are literally putting poison on our bodies that makes us ill and we have no way of knowing exactly what is in there. And some of it that they did find can actually disrupt your endocrine system.
     
  4. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Here is their data base. You can search your favorite body-care product and see how you are poisoning yourself! http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

    Sushi
     
  5. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    THis is old news to me. I have been dealing with MCS for almost 30 years, and I'm sad to say the level of awareness about the toxicity in commercial body products, laundry products and cleaning products has not changed very much. I am always stunned to find out that some people I know with ME still use products like this. There are many safer alternatives now, but for some reason people get attached to the commercial products they are used to.

    TOXIC CHEMICALS IN SCENTED PRODUCTS: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080723134438.htm

    CHEMICALS IN LAUNDRY SOAP: http://products.mercola.com/laundry-detergent/

    TOXINS IN HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS: http://www.naturalnews.com/001061.html
     
  6. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    Yes, many of these chemicals, which are found in body care products, cleaning products and laundry detergents are neuro-toxins and endocrine disruptors. The European Union has banned most of them due to their toxic effects NOT ONLY on humans, but also on wildlife. Some of these toxic chemicals are xeno-estrogens, compounds that mimic estrogen and bind with estrogen receptors. Perhaps this is one of the explanations for the rapid increase in both breast cancer and prostate cancer.

    These endocrine disrupting chemicals are are polluting the water and having drastically negative effects on fish and frogs.

    Endocrine disruption in fish is causing genital abnormalities, and decreasing the male fish population.
    One third of fish in rivers are changing sex and becoming female.

    "In the Potomac watershed near Washington, male smallmouth bass have rapidly transformed into intersex fish that display female characteristics. This was discovered only in 2003, but the latest survey found that more than 80 percent of the male smallmouth bass in the Potomac are producing eggs."
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/opinion/28kristof.html
     

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