Did you know that most household cleaning and personal care products on the market contain toxic chemicals?
Are you aware that many of these products also contain chemicals that haven’t been tested for safety?
Many people without realising it are using chemicals every day in their homes and on their bodies that are harmful to their health and their families. They are also bad for the environment.
Many people recycle their rubbish but don’t realise that the water leaving their house is far more toxic than the water that comes into their home. Why is this? Detergents, soaps, shampoo, cleaning and many other products contain toxic chemicals that get washed down the drain into the waterways and environment, polluting the plants, animals and threatening the entire ecosystem.
Most dishwashing liquids, laundry detergents, shampoos, soaps, moisturisers, toothpaste, makeup and many other self-care products being sold on the shelves today contain toxic chemicals such as fragrance, parabens, PEGs/Ceteareth/Polyethylene compounds, phthalates, triclosan, Vitamin A compounds (retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinol) and many others. The following are just some of the common but worst chemicals as they have been proven to cause serious health problems:
Also called ‘parfum’, can contain dozens of chemicals under the name ‘fragrance’. The law doesn’t require companies to list what chemicals are in their fragrance on the product label. Fragrance is in the top 5 allergens in the world and is linked with allergies, dermatitis and respiratory distress. Commonly found in cleaning products, dishwashing and laundry detergents, shampoo, moisturiser, perfume, cosmetics, grooming products and many others.