Do you really know what ingredients are in the body products you rely on every day? Even if they are listed on the label, do you understand what these ingredients are and their potential dangers? The pores of the skin are extremely absorbent like a sponge taking in many synthetic chemicals. These chemicals gather in organs and can cause cancer and many other chronic diseases. Children are even more vulnerable to the harmful effects of these chemicals. Be aware that there are over 1000 chemicals available for use in cosmetics that contain substances that can be potentially dangerous to your health.

Sodium Laureth Sulphate is a widespread that children are exposed to daily. It is found in shampoo, soap, and toothpaste. It can damage the protein in the eyes causing cataracts and even blindness. It can damage hair and cause hair loss. Scientists are now linking fluoride in toothpaste to dental deformity, arthritis, allergic reactions and about 10,000 deaths each year from cancer. Fluoride can corrode the tooth enamel and research indicates that it can lead to Crohn's disease if swallowed. Mouthwash contains alcohol levels that can be dangerous to children. Propylene glycol is an inexpensive chemical in soaps that is harmful to the skin. Some women experience rashes, eczema, and acne from cosmetics loaded with synthetic ingredients.

The following is a list of toxic chemicals:

Due to its bad name, it is sometimes hidden under the name DMDM hydantoin or MDM hydantoin. The trade mark name is Formalin. It causes dermatitis, is very toxic when swallowed or inhaled, and is a suspected carcinogen.

Glycols (group)
Glycols are used as humectants (emulsifier/moisturizer). They cause delayed-contact allergy. Propylene glycol causes liver abnormalities and kidney damage in laboratory animals. Diethylene glycol and carbitol are considered toxic. Ethylene glycol is a suspected bladder carcinogen. Glycols are carcinogenic, mutagenic, and toxic.

Imidazolidinyl urea
This causes dermatitis. If heated to higher temperatures, it produces formaldehyde.

Lauramide DEA
Nitrosamines can form in all cosmetic ingredients containing amines and amino derivatives. Nitrogen compounds and nitrosamines are known carcinogens.

Methyl chloroisothiazolinine
Carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and causes adverse reactions.

Paba (p-aminobenzoic acid)
A common sunscreen agent, paba causes photosensitivity and contact dermatitis.

Trademark for butyl, ethyl, germa, methyl, propyl paraben. Causes dermatitis. Parabens are used as a preservative in a variety of personal care products, especially cream and lotion. They are petroleum based and cause allergic reactions.

PEG (4-200)
Abbreviation for polyethylene glycol, polyoxethylene, polygocol, polyether glycol. Dangerous levels of the toxin dioxane have been found in this manufacturing by-product.

Phosphoric Acid
As an organic phosphate acid, it is very disruptive to the skin if used in high concentrations.

Causes allergic reactions.

Polysorbate-n (20-85)
Causes contact sensitivity and irritation.

It is carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic. It causes contact dermatitis, fatal drug allergy (anaphylactic shock), and may also cause increased sensitivity to muscle relaxants.

Propylene glycol
Derived from petroleum products, it is found in most shampoos and conditioners. It is also used in anti-freeze, de-icer, latex, paint, and laundry detergent. If ingested, it can cause irritation of nasal and respiratory passages, as well as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Research also shows it is mutagenic (Japanese studies show it damages cell DNA) and causes cardiac arrest. Dramatically dries skin.

Sodium laureth sulphate
Causes skin irritation and dermatitis. Used mainly in shampoo and conditioners. Has either added, and is toxic.