Saturday, August 25, 2007

no more herbal essences shampoo for me

this is a great organization that i've just been introduced to.  their mission?

"Breast Cancer Fund is the leading national organization focused on identifying the environmental causes of breast cancer and preventing the disease."

earlier this year they released information about carcinogens in kids bath products and MY favorite shampoo.  :(

"A hidden cancer-causing petrochemical has been found in dozens of children’s bath products and adults’ personal care products, in some cases at levels that are more than twice the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s lenient recommended maximum.

Laboratory tests released today revealed the presence of 1,4-Dioxane in products such as Hello Kitty Bubble Bath, Huggies Baby Wash, Johnson’s Baby Wash, Scooby-Doo Bubble Bath and Sesame Street Bubble Bath. The tests also found the carcinogen in Clairol Herbal Essences shampoo, Olay Complete Body Wash and many other personal care products."

i seem to ask myself this question a lot...  "what IS safe for me and my family?"

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