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When you receive the Seal you will see global warming as the sign of the end-times. A new study verifies that the dryness in the West of the United States is due to human activity.
15 Feb 2008
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http://vaginaldrynesstreatment.info - Vaginal dryness treatment is there to help you enjoy a fulfilling natural sex life and even save your relationship. Isn't it worth a try?
31 Oct 2009
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Is your Anti-Dandruff shampoo drying your hair? Take the Dove Anti-dandruff shampoo cotton ball dryness test and feel your soft, smooth hair. Which is the only conditioner that gives 3 times more beautiful hair? Dove conditioners - 3 new ways to Zero Damage hair! Catch the Dove Real Celebrities www.facebook.com/doverealcelebrities
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http://www.yeastinfectionaway.info In as little as 12 hours you can have relief and a real natural cure for yeast infections. It is 100% safe, natural and drug free! http://www.yeastinfectionaway.info
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Is your anti-dandruff shampoo drying your hair? Well Dove anti-dandruff shampoo gets rid of the dandruff and without making the hair dry.
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http://www.baidenmitten.com - How to get rid of acne scars, dry skin, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and cellulite with one simple and inexpensive tool.
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During the 10 p.m. newscast on April 2, 2006, Bert Lozano did a live report concerning the dryness of the present Texas landscape and the dangers of wildfires, when suddenly a news "flash" came across the screen.
24 Apr 2006
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The scorpions are immersed in 100% rice wine in special glass bottles and then they are sealed and stored in a cellar for five years... The wines, containing substances necessary for the human body, are high quality tonics. Regularly drinking appropriate quantities of the wines can moisturize your skin, improve your appetite, and strengthen your bones, tendons and muscles. They are used to treat general fatigue, hair loss, migraine headaches, rheumatism, and neurasthenia. The tonic wines do not cause dryness syndrome, such as constipation, thirst, dryness of the throat and nose. People of all ages and both sexes, including pregnant women, can drink them in four seasons.
3 Feb 2007
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The scorpions are immersed in 100% rice wine in special glass bottles and then they are sealed and stored in a cellar for five years... The wines, containing substances necessary for the human body, are high quality tonics. Regularly drinking appropriate quantities of the wines can moisturize your skin, improve your appetite, and strengthen your bones, tendons and muscles. They are used to treat general fatigue, hair loss, migraine headaches, rheumatism, and neurasthenia. The tonic wines do not cause dryness syndrome, such as constipation, thirst, dryness of the throat and nose. People of all ages and both sexes, including pregnant women, can drink them in four seasons. http://www.asiansnakewine.com/
3 Feb 2007
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Ladies! You no longer have to worry about feminine dryness. Replens vaginal moisturizer helps me a LOT!! And it lasts for 3 days!
18 Jan 2008
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In Embarrassing Problems Dr Chris Steele addresses health issues that people find difficult to talk about. IN THIS ISSUE: Female health : Vaginal Health matters. Women can often have issues with their vaginas. Smells, itching, dryness, discharges can all cause discomfort and embarassment. Sian Welby discusses this sensitive matter with Dr Chris Steele, who suggests some possible causes, such as bacterial vaginosis, and outlines some of the treatments available. For more information please visit http://www.thefamilygp.com
22 May 2008
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The Tradition of Chewing Paan The tradition of chewing betel leaf or paan as it is commonly known in Hindi is age-old and deeply rooted in India. It seems likely that the habit was originally developed in the south east Asian island region in the moist tropical climates. Its basic quality is best described in a stanza from the Kamasutra of Vatsyayana saying: “After cleaning the teeth and having looked into the mirror and having eaten a tambula to render fragrance to the mouth, should a person start his day’s work”. Tambula, as the betel preparation is called in Sanskrit, is derived from the term tamra meaning copper indicating red colour. This red colour is alluded to because of one of the most popular ingredients of paan namely catechu or katha. According to Sushrata, the patriarch of ancient Indian medicine, paan keeps mouth clean strengthens the voice, tongue and teeth and guards against diseases. It is also said to aid in digestion and purify blood. The heart-shaped betel-leaf, or piper betel, is preferably plucked when it is till young and tender and its taste is the best. The cultivation of this creeper needs a lot of care and attention. Dryness and exposure to the sun for too long a period can harm and plant. The betel creeper are usually cultivated under the shade of large trees or under the protection of high bamboo or thatched roofing. Connoisseur, however, feel that the effect of nearby trees on the soil influences the taste of the betel leaves; kapok trees or coconut palms are preferred for shade. After about 20 years of productivity, the leaves of the creepers no longer grow to the desired size of about 14 centimetres length and eight centimetres breadth and lose their spicy, astringent taste. While harvesting, not only single leaves are plucked, but the full creeper with its 15 to 20 leaves. One of the most important ingredients of a betel preparation is the areca nut (which in botanical terms is not a nut, but a seed) the fruit of the areca palm, areca catech, has a slender growth and is often considered to be the most beautiful of the palms. The orange-coloured conical fruit (about six centimetres long) is the most important part of the betel preparation. It is enjoyed both as a raw and soft fruit, and when it is dry and hard. The fruits are harvested just before their complete ripeness, because that is when the active ingredients are most potent. This sed, locally known s supari is the most popular substance in a paan. Its narcotic value, which is appreciated by all chewers of paan is due to an alkaloid called Are Colin which is produced when lime is added to paan. Its stimulating effect increases with excessive chewing. These chemical substances reduce inner restlessness and tensions in habitual paan eaters. However, these ingredients can also cause nausea, giddiness, perspiration and initial symptoms of poisoning in those who are not used to paan. A small content of a volatile oil called betel-oil, in the leaf creates the desired spicy, aromatic and fresh taste in the mouth. In classical literature these effects have been appreciated and it is suggested that one should chew a tambula. “…To lend beauty to the mouth and purify it, to destroy all foul odour…” The oils contained in the betel leaf support the stimulating effect of the other ingredients. The other contents of a prepared paan-roll are basically added for their flavouring and refreshing value. Of these catechu might be the most popular. It is a reddish solution of the heart-wood of the tree Acacia Catechu Wild, locally known as katha. Its astringent and disinfecting principals are the ctechin and catechu tannin causing contraction of the gums. It is therefore, considered a means of preserving and cleansing the mouth and teeth. This liquid causes the redness of the mouth and saliva while chewing the betel leaf. There are a variety of betels leaves grown indifferent parts of Indian and the method of preparation also differs. The delicately flavoured paan from Bengal is known as Desi Mahoba. Maghai and Jagannath are the main paans of Benaras. Paan prepared from small and fragile leaves from south India is known as Chigrlayele. The thicker black paan leaves – the ambadi and Kariyele are more popular and are chewed with tobacco. The earliest known inscriptional reference to tambula is in Mandasor in Madhya Pradesh. It says “(just as) a woman endowed with youth and beauty (and) adorned with the arrangement of golden necklaces and betel leaves and flowers, goes not to meet (her) lover in a secret place until she has put on a pair of coloured silken clothes...” Early Sanskrit texts mention the consumption of betel leaf among the eight enjoyments – incenses, women, clothes, music, bed and food. Since it was deeply connected with enjoyment and erotic play, it is not surprising to find frequent depiction of lovers sharing a betel roll or offering it to each other, or all the necessary utensils and implements for betel, specially in those miniatures depicting romantic themes. These containers are shown lying on the floor near the bed or a couch and in most cases showing decorative perforations which keep the leaves fresh due to the circulation of air. Vatsyayana included betel leaf in the solah shringar, one of the 16 toiletries. It was and still is a part of the religious ritual and is offered to the gods. Pan was however forbidden to widows and students. Ascetics also could not partake of paan because it ws considered an item of enjoyment. Only married men and women were allowed to eat tambula. Betel leaf eating has great significance in the wedding rituals of most provinces of India. Folded betel leaf containing lime, catechu, areca nut, cardamom, etc., are distributed at wedding parties. The Kathi women of Saurashtra make highly ornate bags for keeping areca nuts to be distributed to the guests at wedding parties. In Maharashtra there is a special wedding custom in which the bride holds a betel roll in her mouth half of which the bridegroom bites from the other end. Betel boxes also were commonly a part of the gifts to the bride and bridegroom from their respective fathers-in-law. Betel boxes today have become a part of Indian artefacts. They were once an integral part of the household. The most characteristic feature of all of them away the perforation work either in the lid or in the entire case. The perforation added beauty and ornateness to the betel boxes and at the same time kept the leaves fresh for a longer period. Some betel boxes were recreated in shapes, like that of a pumpkin, a melon, a flower, a mango etc., other were shaped like peacocks and parrots. Boxes re made with or without inner compartments. Usually there is a flat tray inside on which betel leaves and the nut-cracker are placed. Underneath the plate there are different compartments for the various ingredients. Before the introduction of sophisticated materials and methods of construction, often the betel boxes were made of khas grass or even terracotta which were kept wet by sprinkling water so that the leaves remained fresh. A combination of charming forms and functional devices made the everyday life of a traditional house much richer and devoid of the jerky dichotomy of art and utility. Art was separated from the conviviality of its users. It was certainly for the rasika, and not only for the elite. Preparing paan at home may be out-dated and considered a time consuming process today but eating paan is still apart of Indian habit. After lunch and after dinner people inevitably make their way to the tiny paan shops located at every street corner.Paan shops are a part of the Indian culture. Paan sellers with their makeshift kiosks are a source of entertainment and information. Come evening one finds youths of the neighbourhood converge at this small corner to discuss the day’s events or hold a heated discussion on the latest national or international happening with the paan wallah, as the paan seeler is called, pitching in actively. But business is never forgotten. Bidas of paan are briskly passed around to liven up the discussion and profit.It is surprising how these little commercial set ups with their brass containers lined in front are keeping alive a culture that originated centuries ago.
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http://www.thesmartjuice.com Xango Glimpse Pre-Launch webinar The jam-packed webinar with 500K XanGo Premiers Art and Terry Manville interviewing XanGo Chairman of the Board Gary Hollister and his wife Beverly Hollister, creator of the new Glimpse skin care! If you weren't excited about the launch of Xango Glimpse this November, you will be after watching this webinar. How many personal care products did you use this morning? Soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, shaving cream, after shave lotion, body lotion, moisturizer, lip balm, sunscreen . . . Most people use these products without a second thought. Most of us believe that the government is policing the safety of mixtures in many beautifully designed bottles sold at drug stores, high-end department stores. Who regulates the personal care industry/cosmetics? The $20 billion -a-year cosmetic industry gets to “police itself” through a group called the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Board which is funded by its trade association - the Cosmetics, Toiletries, Fragrance Association - CTFA. The cosmetics industry, like the tobacco industry has managed to escape any regulation. The Cosmetic Industry Review Board has ONLY assessed 13% of ingredients in personal care ingredients. Is what the average American applying to their skin affecting their health? People apply an average of 126 “unique” ingredients on their skin daily. It gets absorbed through the skin or it can also go down the drain to create an impact on wildlife, rivers and streams. Accumulated toxins in people is what is contributing to our increased sensitivities, illnesses, cancers, etc. We have to ask ourselves as we are applying ingredients onto our body that are toxic, what is it doing to our health? The National Cancer Association is reporting yearly that 1:2 men and 1:3 women are reporting some form of cancer. Are ingredients banned? In the US we have banned 10 chemicals from personal care products. The European Union has banned 1100 or more chemicals from their personal care products. The European Union also wants to require chemical companies to test chemicals for health effects before they are put on the market. Our present Administration has been working to stop Europe from passing these protective laws. Scientists have found many common cosmetic ingredients in human tissues, including industrialized plasticizers called phthalates in urine, and preservatives called parabens in breast tumor tissue. By the way, phthalates are in most fragrances and are not labeled within a fragrance listing - whether it is a perfume, body lotion, after shave, etc. THE GOOD NEWS The Environmental Working Group has researched and advocated on personal care product safety for 5 years now and will continue to strengthen our system of public health protection from industrial chemicals. The EWG has compiled an electronic database of ingredient labels for 29,000 name brand products and cross-linked it with 50 toxicity or regulatory databases. The EWG has created a safe cosmetics contract called “compact for Safe Cosmetics” which is signed by Eminence and 500 other skin, hair and body companies. These companies ensure that all of the cosmetics and personal care products made by a company anywhere in the world meet the formulation standards and deadlines set by the European Union Directive to be free of chemicals that are known to be or strongly suspected of causing cancer, mutation or birth defects. By the way, many of the OTC (over the counter ie: department stores, grocery stores, drug stores and direct marketing companies) have NOT signed the contract. It is easy for companies to reformulate. It just costs more money. Eminence Organics has always been organic and has not used chemicals to give the products their 1 year shelf life. Presently, Eminence uses salicylic acid from white willow bark, benzoic acid from bitter almond oil, lactic acid from fermented potatoes and tomato seed in the biocomplex formulations. THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF Go online to ewg.org to learn more. Go online to safecosmetics.com to see the signers of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics and then make smart purchase decisions. Educate your families, friends, co-workers as we want everyone to be healthy. And most importantly, purchase your personal care products from BuyNaturalSkinCare.com where you will find only organic products that contain no chemicals! Dangerous chemicals to remove from your cabinets! SMALL EXPOSURES CAN ADD UP TO HARM The cosmetics industry says the minimal exposure levels make toxic chemicals safe. But none of us use just one product. Think about how many products you use in a single day— from toothpaste to soap, shampoo, hair conditioner, deodorant, body lotion, shaving products and makeup—and how many products you use in a year. If the body is unable to process and eliminate the toxic chemicals that so many of the products contain, the toxins can accumulate in the body, leading to serious disease and potential birth defects. Here are the primary toxic ingredients that many health experts recommend to avoid: 1. Methyl, Propyl, Butyl and Ethyl Paraben — Found in a broad variety of deodorants, skin and hair products, parabens extend the shelf life of products by inhibiting microbial growth. Studies have shown that these substances are absorbed through the skin. While rare allergic reactions can include skin rashes, the estrogenic qualities of parabens have scientists concerned about implications for endocrine disorders including hormonal imbalance. Parabens have been found in human breast tissue. 2. Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA) — Often used in cosmetics as emulsifiers and/or foaming agents. They can cause allergic reactions, eye irritation and dryness of hair and skin. DEA and TEA are "amines" (ammonia compounds) and can form cancer-causing nitrosamines when they come in contact with nitrates. 3. Diazolidinyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl Urea — These widely used preservatives commonly found in skin care, body care, hair care products, antiperspirants and nail polish, are two “formaldehyde donors.” Formaldehyde-based chemicals are great preservatives as any mortician knows, but for live human consumption less dangerous preservatives exist. Exposure to formaldehyde can result in joint pain, allergies, depression, headaches, chest pain, dizziness, or even function as asthma triggers. Serious side effects include the weakening of the immune system, and as usual, cancer. 4. Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate — A cheap, harsh detergent used in shampoos and toothpaste for its cleansing and foam-building properties. Although derived from coconuts, the not-so-natural process uses sulphuric acid that is often a coal mining waste product. It causes eye irritation, skin rashes and other allergic reactions. More serious is SLS’s degenerative effect on the cell membranes. SLS denatures the protein found in hair or skin, and is absorbed into the system where the mutagen can concentrate in the heart, liver or brain. 5. Petrolatum — Also known as petroleum jelly, this dirt cheap mineral oil derivative is used for its emollient properties in cosmetics. This “moisturizer” coats the skin like plastic wrap. This interferes with the body's own natural moisturizing and detoxifying mechanism, and can lead to dryness and chapping, retention of toxins and premature aging. 6. Propylene Glycol — A very beneficial product -- for your car's radiator. The active ingredient in antifreeze is used as a surfactant (or wetting agent) in body care products, including toothpaste, makeup and deodorants. Due to toxicity, the EPA requires workers to wear protective gloves, clothing and goggles when working with it. Propylene glycol breaks down protein and cellular structure, and direct contact can cause brain, liver and kidney abnormalities. Stick deodorants are higher in concentration of PG than is allowed for most industrial use! 7. PVP/VA Copolymer — A petroleum-derived chemical used in hairsprays, styling aids and other cosmetics is toxic when particles are inhaled into the lungs of sensitive persons. 8. Stearalkonium Chloride — A toxic quaternary ammonium compound developed by the fabric industry as a fabric softener, it is found in hair conditioners and creams. SC is a less expensive hair conditioner than proteins or herbals, but is known to causes allergic reactions. 9. Synthetic Colors — Used to make cosmetics "pretty," synthetic colors, along with synthetic hair dyes, should be avoided at all costs. Many cause skin sensitivity and irritation, or even oxygen depletion in the blood. They will be labeled as FD&C or D&C, followed by a color and a number. Example: FD&C Red No. 6 / D&C Green No. 6. Many synthetic colors can be carcinogenic. 10. Synthetic Fragrances — The simple ingredient label “fragrance” in cosmetics can be a complex cocktail of as many as 200 chemical ingredients. This disclosure loophole leaves no way to know what chemicals are ingredients, and some of these compounds are associated with symptoms including skin irritation, headaches, dizziness, rash, hyper-pigmentation, violent coughing, vomiting — and so on. Advice: Don't buy a cosmetic that has the word "fragrance" on the ingredients label. Phthalates(#11 on this list) are often unlabeled but included as a fragrance ingredient. 11. Phthalates - These plasticizing chemicals found in some nail polishes, fragrances and hair sprays. are probable human reproductive or developmental toxins and endocrine disrupters. Two phthalates often used domestically in cosmetics (dibutyl and diethylhexyl) have been banned in the European Union. 12. Hydroquinone - Found in some skin lightening products and moisturizers, this possible carcinogen and probable neurotoxin, hydroquinone can also cause a skin disease called ochronosis, which leaves irreversible black-blue lesions on the skin. 13. Nano-particles - Extremely tiny particles found in some eye shadows, bronzers, sunscreens and lotions, nano-particles are largely untested and unlabeled in personal care products. Due to size, they are capable of being absorbed directly into the bloodstream. 14. Mercury - Often listed as Thimerisol among ingredients of some eye drops, ointments and mascaras, mercury is a human reproductive or developmental toxin and possible human carcinogen. 15. Placenta - The body’s production of progesterone, estrogen and other hormones is enhanced by placenta sometimes found in hair relaxers, moisturizers and toners. This can interfere with the body’s normal hormone function and can lead to serious health problems, including breast cancer. Educate yourself and those around you! Please share this information with others, and visit these other Websites for more information: http://ewg.org and http://safecosmetics.org
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http://www.thesmartjuice.com Xango Glimpse Pre-Launch webinar The jam-packed webinar with 500K XanGo Premiers Art and Terry Manville interviewing XanGo Chairman of the Board Gary Hollister and his wife Beverly Hollister, creator of the new Glimpse skin care! If you weren't excited about the launch of Xango Glimpse this November, you will be after watching this webinar. How many personal care products did you use this morning? Soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, shaving cream, after shave lotion, body lotion, moisturizer, lip balm, sunscreen . . . Most people use these products without a second thought. Most of us believe that the government is policing the safety of mixtures in many beautifully designed bottles sold at drug stores, high-end department stores. Who regulates the personal care industry/cosmetics? The $20 billion -a-year cosmetic industry gets to “police itself” through a group called the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Board which is funded by its trade association - the Cosmetics, Toiletries, Fragrance Association - CTFA. The cosmetics industry, like the tobacco industry has managed to escape any regulation. The Cosmetic Industry Review Board has ONLY assessed 13% of ingredients in personal care ingredients. Is what the average American applying to their skin affecting their health? People apply an average of 126 “unique” ingredients on their skin daily. It gets absorbed through the skin or it can also go down the drain to create an impact on wildlife, rivers and streams. Accumulated toxins in people is what is contributing to our increased sensitivities, illnesses, cancers, etc. We have to ask ourselves as we are applying ingredients onto our body that are toxic, what is it doing to our health? The National Cancer Association is reporting yearly that 1:2 men and 1:3 women are reporting some form of cancer. Are ingredients banned? In the US we have banned 10 chemicals from personal care products. The European Union has banned 1100 or more chemicals from their personal care products. The European Union also wants to require chemical companies to test chemicals for health effects before they are put on the market. Our present Administration has been working to stop Europe from passing these protective laws. Scientists have found many common cosmetic ingredients in human tissues, including industrialized plasticizers called phthalates in urine, and preservatives called parabens in breast tumor tissue. By the way, phthalates are in most fragrances and are not labeled within a fragrance listing - whether it is a perfume, body lotion, after shave, etc. THE GOOD NEWS The Environmental Working Group has researched and advocated on personal care product safety for 5 years now and will continue to strengthen our system of public health protection from industrial chemicals. The EWG has compiled an electronic database of ingredient labels for 29,000 name brand products and cross-linked it with 50 toxicity or regulatory databases. The EWG has created a safe cosmetics contract called “compact for Safe Cosmetics” which is signed by Eminence and 500 other skin, hair and body companies. These companies ensure that all of the cosmetics and personal care products made by a company anywhere in the world meet the formulation standards and deadlines set by the European Union Directive to be free of chemicals that are known to be or strongly suspected of causing cancer, mutation or birth defects. By the way, many of the OTC (over the counter ie: department stores, grocery stores, drug stores and direct marketing companies) have NOT signed the contract. It is easy for companies to reformulate. It just costs more money. Eminence Organics has always been organic and has not used chemicals to give the products their 1 year shelf life. Presently, Eminence uses salicylic acid from white willow bark, benzoic acid from bitter almond oil, lactic acid from fermented potatoes and tomato seed in the biocomplex formulations. THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF Go online to ewg.org to learn more. Go online to safecosmetics.com to see the signers of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics and then make smart purchase decisions. Educate your families, friends, co-workers as we want everyone to be healthy. And most importantly, purchase your personal care products from BuyNaturalSkinCare.com where you will find only organic products that contain no chemicals! Dangerous chemicals to remove from your cabinets! SMALL EXPOSURES CAN ADD UP TO HARM The cosmetics industry says the minimal exposure levels make toxic chemicals safe. But none of us use just one product. Think about how many products you use in a single day— from toothpaste to soap, shampoo, hair conditioner, deodorant, body lotion, shaving products and makeup—and how many products you use in a year. If the body is unable to process and eliminate the toxic chemicals that so many of the products contain, the toxins can accumulate in the body, leading to serious disease and potential birth defects. Here are the primary toxic ingredients that many health experts recommend to avoid: 1. Methyl, Propyl, Butyl and Ethyl Paraben — Found in a broad variety of deodorants, skin and hair products, parabens extend the shelf life of products by inhibiting microbial growth. Studies have shown that these substances are absorbed through the skin. While rare allergic reactions can include skin rashes, the estrogenic qualities of parabens have scientists concerned about implications for endocrine disorders including hormonal imbalance. Parabens have been found in human breast tissue. 2. Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA) — Often used in cosmetics as emulsifiers and/or foaming agents. They can cause allergic reactions, eye irritation and dryness of hair and skin. DEA and TEA are "amines" (ammonia compounds) and can form cancer-causing nitrosamines when they come in contact with nitrates. 3. Diazolidinyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl Urea — These widely used preservatives commonly found in skin care, body care, hair care products, antiperspirants and nail polish, are two “formaldehyde donors.” Formaldehyde-based chemicals are great preservatives as any mortician knows, but for live human consumption less dangerous preservatives exist. Exposure to formaldehyde can result in joint pain, allergies, depression, headaches, chest pain, dizziness, or even function as asthma triggers. Serious side effects include the weakening of the immune system, and as usual, cancer. 4. Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate — A cheap, harsh detergent used in shampoos and toothpaste for its cleansing and foam-building properties. Although derived from coconuts, the not-so-natural process uses sulphuric acid that is often a coal mining waste product. It causes eye irritation, skin rashes and other allergic reactions. More serious is SLS’s degenerative effect on the cell membranes. SLS denatures the protein found in hair or skin, and is absorbed into the system where the mutagen can concentrate in the heart, liver or brain. 5. Petrolatum — Also known as petroleum jelly, this dirt cheap mineral oil derivative is used for its emollient properties in cosmetics. This “moisturizer” coats the skin like plastic wrap. This interferes with the body's own natural moisturizing and detoxifying mechanism, and can lead to dryness and chapping, retention of toxins and premature aging. 6. Propylene Glycol — A very beneficial product -- for your car's radiator. The active ingredient in antifreeze is used as a surfactant (or wetting agent) in body care products, including toothpaste, makeup and deodorants. Due to toxicity, the EPA requires workers to wear protective gloves, clothing and goggles when working with it. Propylene glycol breaks down protein and cellular structure, and direct contact can cause brain, liver and kidney abnormalities. Stick deodorants are higher in concentration of PG than is allowed for most industrial use! 7. PVP/VA Copolymer — A petroleum-derived chemical used in hairsprays, styling aids and other cosmetics is toxic when particles are inhaled into the lungs of sensitive persons. 8. Stearalkonium Chloride — A toxic quaternary ammonium compound developed by the fabric industry as a fabric softener, it is found in hair conditioners and creams. SC is a less expensive hair conditioner than proteins or herbals, but is known to causes allergic reactions. 9. Synthetic Colors — Used to make cosmetics "pretty," synthetic colors, along with synthetic hair dyes, should be avoided at all costs. Many cause skin sensitivity and irritation, or even oxygen depletion in the blood. They will be labeled as FD&C or D&C, followed by a color and a number. Example: FD&C Red No. 6 / D&C Green No. 6. Many synthetic colors can be carcinogenic. 10. Synthetic Fragrances — The simple ingredient label “fragrance” in cosmetics can be a complex cocktail of as many as 200 chemical ingredients. This disclosure loophole leaves no way to know what chemicals are ingredients, and some of these compounds are associated with symptoms including skin irritation, headaches, dizziness, rash, hyper-pigmentation, violent coughing, vomiting — and so on. Advice: Don't buy a cosmetic that has the word "fragrance" on the ingredients label. Phthalates(#11 on this list) are often unlabeled but included as a fragrance ingredient. 11. Phthalates - These plasticizing chemicals found in some nail polishes, fragrances and hair sprays. are probable human reproductive or developmental toxins and endocrine disrupters. Two phthalates often used domestically in cosmetics (dibutyl and diethylhexyl) have been banned in the European Union. 12. Hydroquinone - Found in some skin lightening products and moisturizers, this possible carcinogen and probable neurotoxin, hydroquinone can also cause a skin disease called ochronosis, which leaves irreversible black-blue lesions on the skin. 13. Nano-particles - Extremely tiny particles found in some eye shadows, bronzers, sunscreens and lotions, nano-particles are largely untested and unlabeled in personal care products. Due to size, they are capable of being absorbed directly into the bloodstream. 14. Mercury - Often listed as Thimerisol among ingredients of some eye drops, ointments and mascaras, mercury is a human reproductive or developmental toxin and possible human carcinogen. 15. Placenta - The body’s production of progesterone, estrogen and other hormones is enhanced by placenta sometimes found in hair relaxers, moisturizers and toners. This can interfere with the body’s normal hormone function and can lead to serious health problems, including breast cancer. Educate yourself and those around you! Please share this information with others, and visit these other Websites for more information: http://ewg.org and http://safecosmetics.org
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Softsheen-Carson, the leader in textured haircare presents Discover Healthy Hair. In this episode, Celebrity Stylist Eric Bland speaks to women in New York’s Harlem about their summer hair issues – dryness, humidity and sun damage and offers expert advice on how to treat these common hair issues. He’s shown Hollywood stars such as Iman and Tyra Banks how to keep their hair healthy and nourished and now offers viewers simple solutions to achieve the same glamorous effects at home. Produced for L'Oreal
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