Three chemicals to watch out for in personal care products

Women and girls, listen up. On average, we use 12 personal care products a day and these products contain about 168 chemicals. Not all of these chemicals are toxins, but it’s important to be aware of what you’re using and there are three top chemicals be concerned about. Parabens are in lotions, shampoos, cosmetics and baby care products. They’re known allergens and act as estrogen in the body. Phthalates are man-made chemicals found in fragrances, nail polish and cosmetics. They disrupt women’s reproductive hormones. The third is BPA, a well-known estrogen mimicker and found in women with repeated miscarriages. Studies have shown that BPA stimulates breast cancer growth.

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