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How to 'green' your cabinet.


Your skin is your largest organ and is a permeable barrier, which means it absorbs whatever you put on it. If you are planning for a new pregnancy, and especially if you are currently pregnant and during your first 12 weeks it is wise to switch to non-toxic products. Your products don't have to be 100 per cent organic, but they should by all means be 100 per cent non-toxic. So check your labels and let's have a look on some of the ingredients you should start avoiding and why.

PARABENS

Look for methyl-, isobutyl-, propyl-, etc

These preservatives prevent the growth of bacteria and dirsupti the normal behavior of estrogen

FORMALDEHYDE

Look for quaternium-15, DMDM hydantion, imidazolidinyl urea,

diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, 3 diol etc

These preservatives are predominantly used in cosmetics

PHTHALATES

Look for DBP, DEHP, DEP

These chemicals could cause birth defects

DIETHANOLAMINE/ TRIETHANOLAMINE

Look for DEA, MEA, TEA

Carcinogens that disrupt hormone function

DIAZOLIDINYL UREA & IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA

Look for diazolidinyl urea or imidazolidinyl urea

These antimicrobial preservatives releases formaldehyde

SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE & SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE

Look for SLS and SLES

Known skin irritants -usually added in soaps and shampoos- that by result

require an addition of a petrochemical produt to help reduce allergic reactions

PROPYLENE GLYCOL

Look for PEG

This thickening and softening agent is used in conjunction with known carcinogens

NANOPARTICLES

Look for nano- something

These extremely small particles can help make insoluble additives water-soluble

and as a result carcinogenic additives can be better absorbed into the skin

SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE

Look for fragrance, flavor added

Engineered fragrances can have as many as 3000 or more chemicals present,

including hormone disrupters and allergens

VITAMIN A

Look for retin-a, retinol & retinyl palmitate

These vitamin A derivatives can lead to dangerous birth defects

TETRACYCLINE

Look for doxycyline & minocycline

This common antibiotic can have negative effects both for pregnant moms and their babies

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