Toxic Ingredients Found in Shampoos and Toothpastes

Toxic Ingredients Found in Shampoos and Toothpastes

The problem of toxic chemicals being used in cosmetics is rarely discussed or even published in the news. However, a recent study conducted by the David Suzuki Foundation has targeted the toxicity of the situation and has asked for better labeling laws, to make consumers at least aware of what they are risking themselves too.

The report conducted by the foundation has stated that 6,200 participants in the study had checked the ingredients in the cosmetics that they used on a daily basis. The list of cosmetic products included shampoos, toothpastes and various other similar products.

Following the compilation of the study, it was found that 80% of the products used in the study contained at least one of the twelve chemical ingredients, commonly used in such products. The twelve compounds were shortlisted for causing asthma, allergies, cancer and various other disorders.

While asking for more stringent labeling laws, the foundation’s analyst for health policy, Lisa Gue stated that the Government should act for stricter laws to ensure public safety regarding the toxic products. The foundation has also asked for a blanket ban on eight of the twelve products that had been categorized as toxic by the foundation.

It was also found in the survey that around 1,006 out of the 12,550 products used in the survey contained more than one toxic ingredient.