The Toxic Tub
By April Anderson
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Here is an excerpt from
No More Toxic Tub
"Despite marketing claims like “gentle” and “pure,” dozens of top-selling children’s bath products
are contaminated with the cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane,
according to the March 2009 Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report, "No More Toxic Tub."
How did these chemicals get in to my child’s bath products, you ask?
Formaldehyde contaminates personal care products
when common preservatives release formaldehyde over time in the container.
Common ingredients likely to contaminate products with formaldehyde
include quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea and diazolidinyl urea.
1,4-dioxane is a byproduct of a chemical processing technique called ethoxylation,
in which cosmetic ingredients are processed with ethylene oxide.
Manufacturers can easily remove the toxic byproduct,
but are not required by law to do so.
Common ingredients likely to be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane
include PEG-100 stearate, sodium laureth sulfate, polyethylene and ceteareth-20.
And here's the clincher
You won't find these chemicals listed on the product labels
since they are contaminants, not ingredients
making them exempt from labeling laws
Can you believe that
Should you be angry
We should all be angry
We should be petitioning our local politicians
We should be boycotting the companies who make these products
We should be screaming at the top of our lungs
Protect the rights of the consumer, not the manufacturer
We should be...........
Wait a minute
What is that?
Over there in the corner of the bath tub
Is that what I think it is?
It's a botte of
n-Alkyl dimethyl aryl ammonian chloride,
Tetrapotassium ethylenediamine tetracetate (EDTA)
Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether
.otherwise known as Tilex Soap Scum Remover
Oh, I see
You use it to clean the bath tub
You want to make sure your child is protecte
.From the dirt and germs
Did you know those ingredients are hazardous?
And they stay long after you have scrubbed your tub to a perfect shine.
So when you place your child in the tub, they are absorbing those chemicals through their skin
They are breathing the fumes
Should you really be using this product?
There are safe alternatives out there
Rethink the way you Clean
Just another natural nut trying to navigate through all the B.S. brought to us by those deceptively creative advertisers in the so called 'world of green