Help in the fight for the removal of toxic chemicals in our skin and hair care products! Sunscreens, makeup, perfumes, shampoos, soaps and shaving creams, you name it. You have no idea what you are putting on your body with some products. It’s up to us to take action, so please sign the petition.
If not for yourself, do it for the children. There is so much childhood diseases now, we need to do what we can to stop the suffering. The more chemicals they put in our food, hair, personal and health care products, the more diseases there are. The list goes on and on. Take a look at psychiatry now, they are constantly coming up with new names for mental illnesses and targetting children especially. Pretty soon the whole world will have some kind of mental illness.
It could be from the chemical cocktail we go through with our daily regimen. We ingest it, we slather it on our hair and body, we drink it, we inhale it, we absorb it through out skin, lungs, mouth, ears and nose. The latest news is cell phones could be causing brain cancer. It seems the more technology, the more disease as well, hmmm.
Personal products may contain 1-4 Dioxine, a cancer causing chemical
Sunscreens may contain Oxybenzoine, a hormone disruptor
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Happy New Year World! I wish everyone health and that we end war and hunger in 2011! Best wishes to all!
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By Bradley Bouzane, Postmedia News December 12, 2010
OTTAWA — Health Canada has put a stop-sale order on 10 hair-straightening products after they were found to contain excessive levels of formaldehyde.
The products, which are professional-grade and available in hair salons and typically not available to the public, have been linked to hair loss, watery eyes and other symptoms consistent with overexposure to formaldehyde.
Consumer complaints included reports of burning eyes, nose, and throat and breathing difficulties.
The order, which means providers should stop using the products immediately, was issued Friday evening.
Health Canada received at least 30 adverse-reaction reports to the use of the products. No deaths have been reported.
The Canada Border Service Agency has been advised to turn away the products, which originate in the United States, if they arrive at the border.
The affected products are: Brazilian Keratin Treatment, Advanced Brazilian Keratin Treatment, Chocolate Extreme De-Frizzing Treatment; Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy; Global Keratin Taming System Strawberry; Global Keratin Taming System with Juvexin Strawberry Resistant; Global Keratin Taming System with Juvexin Strawberry Light Wave; Pro-Collagen RX Keratin Treatment; IStraight Keratin (Advanced Keratin Treatment); Brazilian Thermal Reconstruction.
The highest formaldehyde content was at seven per cent, while the lowest content among the affected products was 1.4 per cent, Health Canada said. Cosmetics are permitted in Canada to have up to 0.2 per cent formaldehyde for use as a preservative.
In October, high formaldehyde levels were discovered in Brazilian Blowout solution, another hair smoothing agent which is also available at Canadian hair salons.
Health Canada tests indicated the solution had 12 per cent formaldehyde.
Formaldehyde is a known irritant and has links to cancer when inhaled over a long time period.
Toronto’s latest homicide victim only 16 years old
Police confirmed the identity of Toronto’s latest homicide victim on Thursday in an appeal for information in the north-end shooting death.
Tyrone Bracken, 16, was found shot dead inside a community housing property Wednesday afternoon. He is Toronto’s 53rd homicide victim of 2010. A single candle burned on Thursday at the doorway marking the stairwell where he died.