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Toxic Ingredients

Do Your Homework

It’s interesting how some companies disguise ingredients, or don’t list them at all. Recently I noticed a company advertising organic propanediol to replace propylene glycol. This is a propylene glycol derivative, derived from the element CARBON and according to The National Cancer Institute as well as other studies, this chemical may cause broad systemic toxicity … Continue reading

Studies

New Study Reveals Exposure to Ethanolamines results in increased incidence of asthma

A recent study by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, published in the Journal of Occupational Medicine London reveals that people who clean professionally have a higher incidence of asthma. What does this have to do with hairstylists? Well the chemical in many cleaning products called ethanolamine is what is causing the asthma with repeated … Continue reading

Toxic Ingredients

Metal exposure in the body from water, food, air and cosmetics

The European Directive was established in 2002. This piece of legislation established a guideline for determining which cosmetics were not allowed to be sold in the EU based on toxic levels of ingredients. This list seems to be updated on occasion adding new chemicals and the quantity of these chemicals allowable in cosmetics, based on … Continue reading

Studies

monoethanolamine shown to cause asthma(It’s in nonammonia colors)

The journal of applied toxicology reports a medical study done at Kitasato University School of Medicine on the effects of inhaled monoethanolamine on bronchoconstriction.These results suggest that asthma-like symptoms may result partly from agonistic MEA effects at histamine-H(1) receptors and muscarinic receptors.This means non ammonia colors may aggravate or cause asthma in certain individuals. Just … Continue reading