Illegal Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found in Nearly 100 Shampoo Brands

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First that come on your mind is that the worst thing your shampoo could do to you is to burn your eyes, but it turns out that your shampoo could be deadly.

The Center for Environmental Health based in Oakland, California, performed a study on shampoos and soaps and found that 98 included a possible carcinogen known as cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA).

Very controversial ingredient Cocamide Diethanolamine (cocamide DEA), found in body care items, has landed four personal care manufacturers with a lawsuit in California.

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This was the reason that The Center for Environmental Health filed the suit after discovering the presence of cocamide DEA, the foam stabilizer and volumizer, in shampoos and soaps. In the state of California, Proposition 65 requires manufacturers to warn consumers over the risks of certain substances. Cocamide DEA is on that list because it is a suspected carcinogen. It was banned in the state last year after a study found it caused cancer in laboratory animals.

There are products that contain high levels of the illegal chemical and they are sold under well-known companies such as Colgate Palmolive, Paul Mitchell, and Prell. Lab tests also found the carcinogen in children’s products, such as a store brand bubble bath from KMart, and a shampoo/conditioner from Babies R Us. Other store brand products that contain the carcinogen came from Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and Kohl’s.

To be worst than it is seems, manufacturers can put any toxic chemical they want into shampoos because  the FDA allows all sorts of chemicals to be used in these products, including chemicals that are known carcinogens and that contribute to liver failure and nervous system disorders. How’s that for protecting public health?

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Check if the shampoo that you use is one of these?
Here is full list of all 98 suspect shampoos.

Recipe: Easy Homemade Natural Shampoo

What do you need (ingredients):

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup Castile soap
  • 10-15 drops essential oil of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons almond oil or olive oil

How to make it (preparation):

Mix together all the ingredients in the bottle and shake thoroughly.

Just give it a good shake before you use.


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