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Deadly and Dangerous Shampoos, Toothpastes, and Detergents: Could 16,000 Studies Be Wrong About SLS?

Personal Care Products

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  • There are literally thousands of chemicals used in personal care products, and the U. S. government does not require any mandatory testing for these products before they are sold
  • Even "natural" products should be chosen carefully – in an OCA report released on March 14, 2008, at least one toxic, cancer-linked chemical was found in over 40 percent of products that call themselves "natural"
  • Nearly 16,000 studies mention the toxicity of sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), a surfactant, detergent, and emulsifier used in thousands of cosmetic products and industrial cleaners
  • SLS has also been linked to nitrosamines, potent carcinogens that cause your body to absorb nitrates, which are known to be carcinogenic as well
  • Avoid exposure to these toxic agents by creating your own homemade beauty products and following a list of tips and tricks in this article

By Dr. Mercola

Personal care products have become a $50-billion industry in the United States. You are seduced on a daily basis by the intoxicating aromas, flashy packaging, and enticing promises of everlasting youth these products offer.


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