We are all growing increasingly aware of the need to eat well, and to exercise to protect our future health and avoid illness such as cancer. However, it is not just what we eat which finds its way into our bodies. Every day we are surrounded by thousands of chemicals which we rub onto our skin, spray into the air, and soak ourselves in. We cover ourselves in chemical beauty products and keep our houses clean whilst releasing hundreds of potentially harmful chemicals into our personal environment. In order to feel tranquil we fragrance our home with products linked to cancers such as breast cancer. The range of cosmetics and beauty products on offer is now so vast, that choosing shampoo can take hours, but most of these products contain ingredients possibly harmful to health, and few chemicals are tested for the effects of long-term use. Women now use on average 20 different personal care products each day, each of which will contain 10 or more chemicals.There is growing research to prove the potential harm of the ‘chemical cocktail effect;’ the unknown interactions which occur between chemicals used together in every-day products. It may concern you to know that unlike… Read full this story
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