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What Your Shampoo Bottle Isn't Telling You

I'm not the most discerning shopper when it comes to buying cosmetics or household products. (Why are parabens bad for you, again?) So if I saw the chemical diethanolamine listed on the back of a shampoo bottle, or decamethylcyclopentasiloxane on a surface cleaner, it probably wouldn't stop me from buying it. But chances are I'd never see those those names, anyway. The main reason for this, a new study in yesterday's Environmental Health Perspectives points out, is that the state of product labeling in the US is pretty poor.
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Are parabens and phthalates harmful in makeup and lotions?

Health : The Checkup (3 months ago)

Should you worry about the chemicals in your makeup, lotion, shaving cream, soap and shampoo? The answer is a clear maybe. Why maybe? That’s because some critics suspect that chemicals such as phthalates and parabens can interfere w... Read Post

Parabens Outlawed in Childrens' Products in Denmark

Health : Healthland (4 years ago)

Denmark's environmental ministry announced on Dec. 20 that it will ban parabens in lotions and other cosmetic products for children under 3. It is the first European country to ban the chemical preservative, which is suspected to be... Read Post

5 Chemicals in Cosmetics You Should Avoid

Health : Mark's Daily Apple (last year)

Have you ever wondered just what’s in all those products you slather, spray, spritz, apply, and rub onto your body? I mean, who hasn’t tried to kill time in the shower by hunkering down with a good shampoo bottle ingredient list? It... Read Post


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