Knowledge is Power – A Bit on Toxins

Direct carcinogens (directly known to cause cancer)
Benzil Acetate
Butyl Benzyphthalate
Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)
“Coal Tar Dyes” (and lakes) D & C Red 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 17, 19 & 33, Green 5, Orange 17, FD & C Blue 1, 2 & 4, Green 3, Red 4 & 40, Yellow 5 & 6
Crystalline Silica
Diaminophenol
Diethanolamine (DEA)
Doictyl Adipate
Disperse Blue 1, Disperse Yellow 3 (clourants)
Fluoride
Formaldehyde
Glutaral
Hydroquinone
Methylene Chloride
Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone
Nitrophenylenediamine
p-Phenylenediamine (following oxidation)
Phenyl-p-phenylenediamine
Saccharin
Talc (only in loose form, particularly around genitalia)

Contaminants
These are hidden carcinogens contaminating other chemicals such as dioxane, a highly potent carcinogen.
1,4-Dioxane. In Ethoxylated Alcohols, including PEGs, Oleths, Polysorbates, Nonoxynol.
Arsenic and Lead. In Coal Tar Dyes, Polyvinyl Acetate, PEGs (polyethylene glycols).
DDT and related Pesticides. In Lanolin, Quarterniums.
Diethanolamine (DEA). In DEA Cocamide/ Lauramide condensates, Quaterniums.
Ethylene Oxide. In Ethoxylated Alcohols, including PEGs, Oleths, Polysorbates, Nonoxynol.
Formaldehyde. In Polyoxymethylene Urea.

Nitrosamine Precursors
Nitrosamines are highly carcinogenic. Nitrosamine precursors interact with other chemicals in the product to form nitrosamines.
Bromonitrodioxane
2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol
Diethanolamine (DEA)
DEA-Cocamide, Lauramide and Oleamide condensates
DEA-MEA/Acetate
DEA-Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Metheneamine
Morpholine
Padimate-O
Pyroglumatic Acid
Triethanolamine (TEA)
TEA-Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Formaldehyde Precursors
Formaldehyde is highly toxic, neurotoxic, genotoxic and carcinogenic. Formaldehyde precursors react with other chemicals in the product to release formaldehyde (also used to preserve dean bodies).
2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,2-Diol
Diazolidonyl Urea
DMDM-Hydantoin
Imidazolidinyl Urea
Metheneamine
Quaternium-15
Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate

Endocrine (Hormonal) Disruptors
Parabens (methyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl also known as hydroxy methyl benzoates). Three university studies have shown that parabens get absorbed into the blood-stream and disrupt the hormonal system. They may be associated with breast cancer.
Benzophenone
Butyl Benzyl Phthalate
Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
Butylmethoxydibenzoylmethane (B-MDM)
Dibutyl Phthalate
Diethyl Phthalate
Homosalate (HMS)
Methyl-benzylidene Camphor (4-MDC)
Octyl-dimethyl-PABA (OD-PABA)
Octyl-methoxycinnamate (OMC)
Resorcinol

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  1. Rachel Valenzuela says: Reply

    Great information

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