THE COSMETIC CONSPIRACY

 

Did you know that, before you and your family leave home in the morning, you have been exposed to over 200 potentially toxic/carcinogenic chemicals?

 

Why is the incidence of Headaches, Cancer, Heart Disease, Hormonal Disruption, A.D.D., Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Obesity and other health conditions seriously on the rise?

“Less than 100 years ago, only 1 in 800 people in the U.S. were stricken with cancer, and now that number has risen to 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 2 men.”

                 American Cancer Society, 1998

 

Might there be a connection to the toxic chemicals in our shampoos, skin care, deodorants, toothpaste, hair dye, makeup, household cleaners, laundry and dishwashing products?

 

Have you ever really noticed the WARNING on the box of your favorite toothpaste: 

 

Keep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age.  If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek Professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

 

And we put this in our mouth daily !!!

 

A host of scientific organizations, researchers, the World Health Organization, American Cancer Society, Government agencies, Senators and Representatives certainly think so.  In recent months, there have been an increasing number of news reports from such reputable sources as CBS, U.S. News & World Report, USA Weekend, and others:

 

“It is in hundreds of cosmetic products, a chemical called dietyhanolamine or DEA for short.  But it does something more than make soap bubbles…A Federal government study says that DEA and DEA-based detergents have been shown to greatly increase the risk of cancer, especially liver and kidney cancer”

                CBS This Morning, Feb. 23, 1998

 

“Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate…the most dangerous of all ingredients in personal care products.”

                Journal American College of Toxicology

 

“Are common chemicals scrambling your hormones?  Ingredients in shampoos, dyes and detergents may be mixing up your hormonal signals”

                 USA Weekend, by Brenda Biondo

 

“We look good, we smell good, and we have just exposed ourselves to 200 different chemicals a day through cosmetics”

                U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 10, 1997

 

“Cosmetics are being marketed in the United States which may pose a serious hazard to the public.  Over 2,983 chemicals used in cosmetics…and one-third (884) of these ingredients have been reported as toxic substances…”

     Senator Edward Kennedy, quoting a General Accounting Office report.

  

“Except for a handful of banned chemicals, manufacturers can add almost any ingredients to those revitalizing eye creams, vitamin-stuffed conditioners, and kiss-resistant (lipsticks)…”

    U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 10, 1997

 

“Cosmetic companies are masters of the slick ad and expensive public relations campaign.  But all the glamorous pictures in the world cannot obscure the facts…Long term illnesses ranging from cancer to birth defects may not be linked to their underlying cosmetic-related causes…because symptoms of chronic toxic effects may not occur until months or years after exposure…:

     Senator Edward Kennedy’s statement to Congress