Cosmetic ingredients and hazards to health, including Allergy

A national TV news brought to our attention again today, April 30, 2012 that cosmetic ingredients are not monitored in all countries. In fact, Europe and Japan has more stringent rules than USA controlling what can go into cosmetics. Other countries? Safest option, if you must use cosmetics might be to use those with shortest label with fewest ingredients, concludes ABC news.

Some ingredients might be toxic like mercury, while others can cause allergic dermatitis, like toluene or cancer like formaldehyde. A woman’s cosmetic list selects from 120 chemicals, with some that might be dangerous introduced via the skin as a cream or lips via lipstick.

What is your opinion? Do you believe only safe chemicals should be used in cosmetics?
You might want to see the following sites to be more informed.
1) National TV ABC news: 2012
2) Toxic Cosmetic ingredients
3) Organic cosmetics the answer?


Filed under Health

2 responses to “Cosmetic ingredients and hazards to health, including Allergy

  1. Cosmetics don’t have to list ingredients.

    • I apologize, but I have to correct you. In USA, the cosmetics list their ingredients, with those in highest percentage at the top of the list like water or oil and those at very low amounts at end of list, like a preservative. The label is required to show this list.

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