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Are your beauty products killing you?

Deoderant There's scaremongering articles like this in The Daily Mail everyday, but when the Guardian join in too, I wonder if perhaps we should take notice. Kira Cochrane has written a very lengthily and in-depth article about possibly dangerous cosmetics and body products, with the general consencus being really rather depressing.

The main offenders are talcum powder in your pants (do people really do that?), aluminium-containing deodorants, tooth-whitening kits and chemicals in nail products. Parabens however, are deemed to be less harmful than soya milk.

Read the whole article online here.

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Posted by Charlotte Howells on September 11, 2007 in Beauty News | Permalink

Comments

It seems like these days nearly everything causes you harm :/

Posted by: Christine | September 11, 2007 6:20 PM

There isn't any conclusive proof that the aluminium in deodorant causes breast cancer, so you can't really say that they're a 'main offender'.

But, gosh, why would you put talcum powder in your knickers? It doesn't make any sense.

Posted by: Margie | September 12, 2007 4:42 PM

Aluminum has also been linked with alzheimers. Personally, I like what I've got and I'd like to keep it.
I don't know about dusting one's underwear with talc, but talc is in baby powder which is disturbing, and a lot of adult toy manufacturers include talc with Cyberskin and Ultraskin products in order to keep them soft (http://www.babeland.com/shoppingadvice/sextoymaterials#cyberskin). I recommend substituting corn starch for talc whenever possible. (And I know there must be organic, talc-free baby powders out there).

Posted by: Jennyrose | September 13, 2007 2:39 PM

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