I hope every one is having a fantastic Wednesday. As some of you may already know I have been working part time with a company that provides supplemental insurance. One of their many products is Cancer insurance. I have learned a lot about the risk factors in every day life and It has prompted me to do some more research on my own. The things I have found have made me more aware of these risk factors, and our family has started makings some changes. It is unbelievable how dangerous every day products can be! You can check out this article on the dangers of shampoo Heathline - cancer causing chemicals found in 98 shampoo's
One of the best resources I have found is called skin deep. They are a website that will show you the dangers of common products and why. After some research I found a lot of our household products to be unsafe. So I started going to health food stores, I thought hey these products must be safe right, WRONG! Check out this link from skin deep about the health hazards of this natural conditioner skin deep natural conditioner. Remember just because it said natural or organic doesn't make it safe!
What I decided to do was to find the main culprits and try to stay away from them. I try to avoid things like laurel sulfates, paraffin, parabens, phthalates,triclosan,and formaldehyde. Trying to go shopping and look at every ingredient that I can't read or understand is just to overwhelming. Specially when your in the store with the kiddos. Here are a few links that will help you know what to look for, and you can decide for yourself what to stay away from: Dirty Dozen, more on risky chemicals
I really like desert essence which still has its concerns, but I'm happier knowing most the concerns are from possible irritation, and allergy (skin deep desert essence) than something like (this shampoo) that's risk includes cancer. Just gotta pick your battles unless you make it yourself!
Hair care products are just the tip of these ice berg guys. I will continue to update you on things I find to keep you informed :)