Monday, August 2, 2010

Pretty But Dead?

This is a great article (below) on some of the dangers of cosmetics. I found it on Healthy Child but it originated on the Environmental Working Group’s website. We don’t normally think of cosmetics as “dangerous.” We are a little too trusting and too na├»ve. I have heard rumors about lipsticks with fish scales in them. Yuk! What else don’t we know?

And it is not just women. Do you men use deodorant? Toothpaste? Shaving cream? Shampoo? Soap? You get the idea.

http://healthychild.org/blog/comments/test_your_knowledge_of_cosmetics_safety_8_myths_debunked1/

Here’s a related article from the Environmental Working Group. http://www.enviroblog.org/2010/07/being-clean-and-pretty-has-toxic-costs.html

We need to think about what we are doing to ourselves. Is it any wonder that rates of cancer are on the rise? Did you know that, according to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 5 women will die from cancer? For men it is 1 in 4. I, personally, do NOT like that statistic.

Read up. Take action.

I use Shaklee personal care products so I now feel quite safe, but for years, who knows what was in the stuff I used. We bought what was cheap, and, oh lord, what smelled good.

I’d like to find some safe, natural, good cosmetics since Shaklee is no longer selling that line …

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