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The Hidden Dangers Of Cosmetic Products

Beauty is always pleasing. But if it comes at the risk of your well being, it is time to stop. Here we enlighten you on the hidden dangers of using cosmetic products.

The Hidden Dangers Of Cosmetic Products

Dangers of cosmetic products: things you should know

A growing amount of evidence shows that personal care products such as lotions, shampoos, make-up and nail polish, could have a toxic - if not deadly - effect on our health. Most of their products are encouraged through constant brain washing of the populace through media and advertisements. From anti-ageing creams to wrinkle free lotions the market is filled with products meant to enhance your beauty. But have you ever given a thought to what goes into creating such chemicals? Even if you see the ingredients will you be able to understand the complex chemical names. It is impossible for a layman to understand what Tetra-Sodium or Benzyl is but there is not much one can do.

Take lipstick for example. Most of you didn't know that using a lipstick means you're layering lead onto your lips along with a bright shade of colour. In 2007, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found lead in more than half of the 33 brands tested. Lead won't be mentioned on the ingredient list of your lipstick. Lead is viewed as a contaminant that makes its way into lipsticks through tainted raw materials used to make the product. Any level of exposure to lead is hazardous. It's a known neurotoxin that can cause neurodevelopmental problems in children. Lead has also been linked to miscarriages and infertility.

Many cosmetics include 'Fragrance' as a secret ingredient in their products. Considered as a trade secret the giant firms don't divulge its secrets. But its constituents are not sweet as the name suggests. From allergens and phthalates to certain neurotoxins there are many such chemicals which you put on your body each day. Next time before buying a shampoo ensure that this ingredient is not present.

Even if some product is found harmful, having it removed or altered is no simple process. The cosmetic laws of our nation are very stringent and out-dated. It becomes the responsibility of the citizen to choose their product wisely. Before buying your cosmetic always try to find its reviews. If you are a victim of a certain product, do report it. Your vigilance and awareness might be helpful to shun the product itself.

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