Your Client’s Food Isn’t the Only Thing Causing Sickness, Inflammation, and Disease: It’s Time to Clean Up Personal-Care Products, too.
What You Are About to Read Will Shock You.
In our related posts, we’ve covered why it’s important to go organic with your food. Now, let’s talk about something else your body ingests daily: your personal-care products. The skin is our largest organ, and it ingests just about anything you put on it, channeling it straight into your bloodstream and carrying it to multiple organs throughout your body. Think about this whenever you apply a product. It’s just like eating it because the skin absorbs much of what you put on it. And personal care products can be loaded with chemicals that can be toxic to the human body.
The average adult uses nine personal-care products daily, exposing him or her to 126 chemicals every day (for many women, the numbers can be higher). This statistic accounts for personal-care products alone—not the chemicals in your foods, environment, or home.
Here are some interesting facts about personal-care products sold in the U.S. marketplace today:
Fact: The Food and Drug Administration unfortunately does not have control over what goes into personal-care products. In fact, the FDA has confirmed its inability to control what goes into them. Essentially, the agency has no oversight with respect to chemical ingredients in products, which means manufacturers can put just about anything they want into them: plasticizers, degreasers, surfactants, carcinogens, reproductive toxins, or endocrine disrupters. [Read more…]