Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Toxins to avoid in your personal care products

There are many chemicals in products used daily and so much information that it can be overwhelming when trying to decipher what products are safe and what products to avoid. Here is a list of 9 toxins to avoid in personal care products. You can read further details here.
1.  Parabans
2. Fragrance
3. Nanoparticles
4. Formaldehyde
5. Phthalates
6. Petroleum by-products
7. Triclosan
8. Lead
9. Mercury

Another great link to visit when buying products is the Environmental Working Group Cosmetic Database. 
This site allows you to search product titles and will provide a rating of 0 to 10 on toxic level based on the ingredients.