Aerosols-All aerosol products contain dangerous chemicals and propellants that
penetrate the lungs and the bloodstream. These days we are being
exposed to them everywhere with automatic spray units in peoples homes
spraying for insects and air fresheners in public buildings and toilets.
Aluminium – Linked to cancer, skin and eye irritant and neurotoxin. Aluminium is one of the leading causes of skin irritation in antiperspirants and has caused concern with regard to breast cancer. There is also a link to Alzheimers disease.
DEA (Diethanolamine) – Linked to cancer, skin and eye irritant, accumulates in organs, can cause asthma. DEA is the most common chemical used in the cosmetic and personal care business. In November 1997 the National Toxicology Program (USA) was still reporting that DEA was a carcinogen
that is readily absorbed, is an irritant to skin and eyes and can cause impaired vision and accumulates in organs such as the brain where it induces chronic toxic effects.
Fluoride – Linked to cancer, accumulates in organs. There is enough fluoride in one tube of toothpaste to kill a child. Fluoride causes fluorisis of the teeth and of the bones,
meaning they discolour and weaken to a chalky condition. It is also linked to bone cancer in particular and damages the thyroid.
Lanolin – Linked to cancer, skin and eye irritant, can cause asthma. Lanolin is a natural oil from sheep, but is often highly contaminated with hidden carcinogens such as DDT, Dieldrin, Endrin and other organochlorine pesticides from sheep dips.
Mineral oil – Linked to cancer, skin and eye irritant. It is often a carrier of carcinogenic compounds. It blocks the pores and suffocates the skin. Baby oil is 100% made from this with some artificial fragrance thrown in. It is a disgusting product marketed as being good for our babies. I fortunately could not afford to use this when my children were babies. Would you want to use it on your precious baby now that you know?
Propylene Glycol – Linked to cancer, skin and eye irritant, accumulates in organs, neurotoxin. This is an extremely common ingredient. It is even used on pharmaceutical medicines and some processed foods!
SLS/SLES – Linked to cancer, skin and eye irritant, accumulates in organs. This is an extremely commonly used chemical. It is derived from coconut, but is NOT natural as some products claim. SLS makes the skin more permeable which means that the other harmful chemicals that you are exposed to at the same time, are more readily absorbed through the skin. SLES is the ethoxylated version of SLS. It is often used in baby products (amongst others) as it is not as harsh on the the skin, however it may cause nitrates and dioxin to form by reacting with other ingredients creating an even more dangerous cocktail of chemicals. SLS in toothpastes is a common cause of recurrent mouth ulcers.