We have been in deep discussions with all of our product distributors about our quest to become fully non toxic, and have also applied for our new logo trademark. Let’s talk this week a little more about the chemicals we are eliminating from our product lineup.
DEA or diethanolamine, MEA or Monoethanolamine and TEA or triethanolamine are added to shampoos to provide lather and as a “wetting agent” in lotions. But did you know they can also be found in brake fluid, degreasers and antifreeze? Not something you want to put on your skin everyday, right? In some studies these compounds have been shown to inhibit fetal brain development. There is also a strong link to liver and kidney cancer. But they more commonly cause skin reactions and endocrine disruption.
Phthalates are commonly found in deodorant, nail polish and lip balm. They were also found in many childrens’ care products. Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) was used as a plasticizer in nail polish, which keeps the polish from cracking and becoming brittle. Dimethyphthalate (DMP) was used in hair sprays so that they would form a flexible film on the hair. Diethylphthalates (DEP) is used as a solvent and fixative in fragrance. In women this chemical can cause endometriosis and premature deliveries. In males they decrease testosterone production and decrease their fertility.
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