Some beauty products contain carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting chemicals that increase breast cancer risk. Ask yourself which products you can do without; the best way to avoid chemicals is to use fewer products. Each product you cut from your beauty ritual decreases the number and quantity of chemicals to which you're exposed.
by Dr. David Juan
Is your shampoo increasing your cancer risk?
According to a study by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), up to 98 personal care items, including soaps and shampoos, sold by retailers across the U.S. could be posing a threat to your health and increasing your cancer risk.
The products, tested by the CEH at an independent lab, were found to contain a toxin called cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA), a form of chemically modified coconut oil thats often used as a foaming and thickening ingredient in different personal care products. The products that contained over 10,000 parts per million (ppm) of the chemicals were deemed too dangerous for use.
Shampoos manufactured by Colomer, Colgate Palmolive, and Paul Mitchell, among others, all tested positive for high levels of cocamide DEA. One of the shampoos tested contained an astonishing 20,000 ppm of cocamide DEA. Additionally, products marketed as being organic and for children …