23 August 2007

Scents 'to die for'

Beauty is serious business. Many are nearly embalmed in perfumed goods. Like tobacco, the mainly synthetic fragrances are hard to dodge. Here are some of the scented products that are utilised from head to toes:

A lot of personal care products are not evaluated and do not declare their ingredients on labels (trade secrets) and regulating authorities can not advise on the toxicity of the product.Some can be poisons to offspring.

Make some informed choices for a toxic-free environment.

-Guide to Less Toxic Products
-Search the Cosmetic Safety Database
-Fragrances Products Information Network
-The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics :"Our goal is to protect the health of consumers and workers by requiring the health and beauty industry to phase out the use of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and other health problems, and replace them with safer alternatives."
-The Environmental Working Group aims 'to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment'
-Book: Get a Whiff of This: Perfumes (fragrances) - the Invisible Chemical Poisons

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