That lipstick on your teeth … You ate that.

Under current law, the FDA doesn’t require cosmetics companies to conduct safety assessments on their products.

There’s more to your makeup than meets the eye.

New research shows that health-related complaints about cosmetic products like shampoo and makeup are at an all-time high since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began keeping track more than a decade ago.

Currently, cosmetic manufacturers have no legal obligation to report health problems from their products to the FDA.

Cosmetics also do not need to go through a pre-market approval process before they are sold in stores, and regulators do not assess the safety and effectiveness of the claims on the products.

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Dr. Steve Xu, a resident physician in the department of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, citing his motivation for the study. “I get asked every day, ‘What is safe to use?'”

In the new research letter, Xu and his colleagues looked at the number of adverse events reported to the FDA and found that over a 12-year period, there were 5,144 health-related complaints submitted due to cosmetic products.

Harmful ingredients can be easily masked under confusing or deceptive titles like “fragrance.”

They may even be listed, plain and simple, on the label, but with no messages to inform consumers of their potentially harmful effects.

It’s vital to think about what we’re putting on our skin.

Our pores absorb what we put on them!

That lipstick on your teeth … You ate that.

Please join us on our next online webinar to learn about the hidden dangers in your household and cosmetic products.

Also, learn how to swap them out AFFORDABLY and create a healthy environment for your family.

Live Well, Love Well, Lead Well.

Donna Stewart

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Are you someone that uses hand sanitizer?

Most people do. You will find a sanitizer dispenser in almost every public establishment. Even most schools recommend it for the children. Grab a quick dollop and your hands are free of germs. But what else is happening?

You need to know that hand sanitizers can be extremely toxic.

Of course we all want a fast and simple way to kill germs but what most of us don’t know is that these sanitizers may actually be making you sick!

The antimicrobial compound you find in hand sanitizer is called TRICLOSAN.

TRICLOSAN is not only found in sanitizers, it can also be found in many types of toothpaste, shaving creams, deodorants, moisturizers and more.

Yup…it does kill germs but you need to know that is has also been linked to hormone problems including but not limited to; infertility and early puberty. There was even a study on mice that were exposed to TRICLOSAN and they found that many had been shown to develop liver cancer.

Are you sure that want to continue using products that contain such a toxic substance?

People are becoming more aware and so manufacturers are making some changes.

So instead of TRICLOSAN they are now using BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE. Hmmm…is this a good swap?

BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE and other related quaternary ammonia compounds are known respiratory irritants. They can negatively affect anyone’s breathing, and even more so for those who suffer with asthma.

Take a moment, find those hand sanitizers (including wipes), read the ingredients and if you find TRICLOSAN or BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE listed, toss it in the garbage!

Join us on our next online #LiveWellJourney webinar to learn more about the hidden dangers in your household products. Also, learn how to swap them out AFFORDABLY and create a healthy environment for your home, your family and our environment.
Live Well, Love Well, Lead Well.

Donna Stewart

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