●DIOXANE – C4H8O2 – FOUND IN DEODORANTS SHAMPOOS TOOTHPASTES MOUTH WASHES?
Does it damage our central nervous system, liver and kidneys? Are women’s cosmetics contaminated with it? I would like more research to be done in analysing the products we put into and onto our bodies and all chemicals clearly displayed on all products we use and eat in large fonts so we can read it! I started looking for information on Wikipedia – It mentions that the ethoxylation process ‘might’ be contaminating “…deodorants, shampoos, toothpastes and mouth washes….the chemical is also used as a foaming agent and appears as an accidental by-product of the ethoxylation process in cosmetics manufacturing. It may contaminate cosmetics and personal care products such as deodorants, shampoos, toothpastes and mouthwashes…..It is suspected of causing damage to the central nervous system, liver and kidneys…”
Wikipedia [+ image] – The offending molecule 1,4-Dioxane 1,4-Dioxacyclohexane– isn’t it graphic! They have such wonderfully seductive sounding names these toxic chemicals!
I’m always suspicious when the words, “may” and “possibly” are used – no one wants to take on the multinational multi billion dollar pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry! Its up to us to check out the information – if one can get hold of it! And this is why we need to insist that all the chemical contents are clearly marked on all products – being mindful of packaging of course!
Just in case you don’t go to the comments page…..
An expert on the subject, Stachy Malkan the author of, “Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry” has left a comment which is really shocking. Here is an extract….
“…Recent product tests found 1,4 dioxane in nearly half of 100 personal care products labeled “natural” or “organic.” According to these tests, nearly all products that use the ethoxylation process (in which highly toxic ethylene oxide is added to chemicals such as sodium laurel sulfate or PEG compounds to supposedly make them more gentle) are contaminated with 1,4 dioxane….”
[to get to the comment click on the title]
ANYA blog has various posts on ethyleneoxide
eg. Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps Sues Estee Lauder and Others Over “Organic Cheater” Labeling[many thanks anya, for contacting me with your blogs link]
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18:43 Cape Town, South Africa Time – late autumn getting chilly 14c to night
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Tags: AIDS, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, CHEMICALS, COSMETICS, DEODERANT, HIV, KIDNEY, LIVER, MAKEUP, PROCESSES, SHAMPOO, TOOTHPASTE, TOXIC