Sunday, April 4, 2010

Lurking

This article is just gross. Do you know what is lurking in your soap?

The hold that the chemical/petroleum industry has in this country is truly frightening.
Knowing what I do about the self-regulated beauty industry and how the strongest nation on the PLANET can be so behind-the-times, the following paragraph is just another annoying reminder:

Is it just the U.S.?

Triclosan is a concern to governments all around the world. Although the United States does not currently restrict triclosan use in cosmetics, both Japan and Canada do. The European Union classifies triclosan as an irritant, dangerous for the environment and very toxic to aquatic organisms, while public authorities in Denmark, Finland and Germany have issued statements advising consumers not to use antibacterial products.

We're not behind-the-times, there is just too much money being made by chemical companies whose products pose health concerns.

Here are some hand soap alternatives:

Scrub Your Butt Soap Co. - Fresh Picked

NONTOXIQUE - Hand & Nail Cleanser

And the new INtelligent Nutrients Hand Purifier is GLORIOUS.

NONTOXIQUE is sponsoring a Triclosan Drop-Off event Tuesday, April 20th.
Drop off your tainted beauty merchandise and receive 25% off a hand cleanser or any other beauty item, for each Triclosan tainted one you bring in.

Examples of Products That Contain Triclosan:

Neutrogena Deep Clean Body Scrub Bar
Lever 2000 Special Moisture Response Bar Soap, Antibacterial
CVS Antibacterial Hand Soap
Dial Liquid Soap, Antibacterial Bar Soap
Softsoap Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap
Cetaphil Gentle Antibacterial Cleansing Bar
Clearasil Daily Face Wash
Clean & Clear Oil Free Foaming Facial Cleanser
Dawn Complete Antibacterial Dish Liquid
Ajax Antibacterial Dish Liquid
Colgate Total Toothpaste
Right Guard Sport Deodorant
Old Spice Red Zone, High Endurance and Classic Deodorants
Vaseline Intensive Care Antibacterial Hand Lotion

Truly, beauty doesn't have to be so hazardous.
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