Should we be wary of fragrance in products we use?

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Today most fragrances are not made from natural substances.  They are infact made up from synthetic chemicals.  There can be up to as many as 100 chemicals in a single fragrance.  In 1989, the US National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health evaluated 2,983 fragrance chemicals for health effects.  At that time they identified 884 of those […]

I recently heard that nail polish contains harmful toxins, Is that true?

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Yes that is true.  Many of today’s conventional nail polishes contain an array of cryptic ingredients including a variety of  harmful toxins.  One of the most toxic ingredients in nail polish is called phthalate.  Phthalate, such as dibutyl phthalate (DBP) has been proven by research studies to interfer with normal hormone balance and can cause other health problems […]

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That TRICLOSAN that wonderful ‘antibacterial’ chemical found in your toothpaste,soap sanitizer and more… breaks down to a harmful toxic chemical that is a danger to us and our environment.

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That maraschino cherries are bleached white and then delicious red dye is added to give them that red cherry glow!

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That dried apricots are brown but chemicals make them that nice orange colour.

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That Cancer-causing, hormone-disrupting, and allergy-inducing substances have been banned or restricted in European on everyday household products  but can still be found in Canadian products.

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That it is not just industrial run-off polluting our waterways but the many chemicals from consumer products, which run down domestic drain pipes are also a threat!

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That top selling colognes and perfumes contain a dozen or more secret chemicals not listed on the labels, which can  be hazardous to your health.

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…that if you use a plug in air freshener in the same area you use an electronic air cleaner, the air freshener burst of spring can emit a form of formaldehyde

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…that toxic chemicals can enter your body through your skin. The forearm and palm of your hand will absorb twice as much of any liquid compared to the skin on the back of your hand or abdomen.  Your scalp and skin of your jaw as well as behind your ears absorbs four times as much.

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