In "How Toxic is Your Bathroom", Pat Thomas writes, "On average, we each use nine personal care products a day containing 126 different ingredients. Such "safety" testing as exists looks for reactions, such as skin redness, rashes or stinging, but does not investigate potential long-term problems for either humans or the environment. Yet the chemicals that go into products such as shampoos and hand creams are not trace contaminants. They are the basic ingredients. Absorbed into the body, they can be stored in fatty tissue or organs such as the liver, kidney, reproductive organs and brain. Medical research is proving that fragrances can trigger asthma; that the detergents in shampoos can damage eye tissue; and that hair-dye chemicals can cause bladder cancer and lymphoma. "
Many women are surprised to learn the extent of personal, in-home contamination caused by exposure to everyday consumer products,
A wealth of non-toxic, safe products exist that you can use instead of highly-advertised and usually toxic choices.
Alternative medicine practitioners have been aware for a long time that one of the first symptoms of being overwhelmed by toxins is feeling unattractive. Regain your sense of beauty and peace by using soaps, shampoos, laundry and dish soap that are listed here. For a comprehensive indispensable reference get Carolyn Gorman's book Less-Toxic Alternatives.