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“We are so civilized that we are backwards.”

As many may know the FDA banned 19 antibacterial soap ingredients. When I mention this to friends they are quick to point out that it is terrible for the environment and helps create superbugs but when I say it is a hormone disruptor, immune suppresant and a carcinogen, they seem less agreeable. Why?

Is it comfort in thinking that the personal care product industry is regulated and that they wouldn’t dare put cancer-causing chemicals in your perfume, hair products, air fresheners, deodarants, shampoos, soaps, body washes, and cosmetics. Or it is pure ignorance, just not thinking into it because it’s overwhelming and “everything causes cancer anyways, so who cares?”

I’m sorry that marketers don’t come out with commercials warning people of these products, instead people are bombarded with “try this, try that, smells like flowers, gauranteed to get rid off”. I am sorry that there are no clear diagrams for people to see how our cells react to these synthetic chemicals, how they die, how they divide, how they mutate. I am sorry that marketers only use fear when it produces companies profit; convincing millions of mothers that killing 99.9% of bacteria kept their children from getting sick.

What if your personal care products are basically like cigarrettes? What if years from now, it becomes common knowledge that the word “fragrance” is hundreds of toxic chemicals   that are contributing to your respiratory issues, allergies, and cancer? What if you were the person that didn’t care, decided that the science wasn’t clear enough yet and you contributed to cancer being in your bloodline, you contributed to your children being so toxic that their immune systems malfunctioned?

“Disease Control  and Prevention found evidence of triclosan in the urine of 75 percent of a sample of the population in 2004. The dangers of triclosan (and a related antibacterial chemical, triclocarban) are many. For starters, it’s an endocrine disruptor, meaning it interferes with important hormone functions, which can directly affect the brain in addition to our immune and reproductive systems.Specifically, the chemical disturbs thyroid, testosterone, and estrogen regulation, which can create a host of issues including early puberty, poor sperm quality, infertility, obesity, and cancer. Studies have also shown it can lead to impaired learning and memory, exacerbate allergies, and weaken muscle function. The impacts of prolonged exposure during fetal development, infancy, and childhood can be particularly severe, resulting in permanent damage.”

Imagine what else is hiding in our products, not yet talked about openely and only mentioned in natural news sources or promoted by a small family companies like Cocolene.

Be careful out there, much of why we are very sick is from things we don’t yet know or choose to ignore…

Be safe, shop for new soap here: www.cocolene.com/discover

Here’s the full list of ingredients banned. Take a picture of it to keep on your phone because these ingredients will not be fully taken off shelves until 2017.

  • Cloflucarban
  • Fluorosalan
  • Hexachlorophene
  • Hexylresorcinol
  • Iodophors (Iodine-containing ingredients)
    • Iodine complex (ammonium ether sulfate and polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate)
    • Iodine complex (phosphate ester of alkylaryloxy polyethylene glycol)
    • Nonylphenoxypoly (ethyleneoxy) ethanol iodine
    • Poloxamer–iodine complex
    • Povidone-iodine 5 to 10 percent
    • Undecoylium chloride iodine complex
  • Methylbenzethonium chloride
  • Phenol (greater than 1.5 percent)
  • Phenol (less than 1.5 percent)
  • Secondar amyltricresols
  • Sodium oxychlorosene
  • Tribromsalan
  • Triclocarban
  • Triclosan
  • Triple dye

Written by Discovery Maid

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