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Hazardous ingredients in cosmetics

There is an ugly secret in the cosmetics industry, which scientists have debunked.

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Researchers analyzed the popular cosmetic products for the presence of arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, selenium, beryllium, nickel, and thallium – substances that are prohibited in Canada in the production of cosmetics.

They found that on average, each product contains 4 harmful substances, and none is listed on the label packaging. Seven out of eight of heavy metals were present, the only mercury was not present in either of the cosmetic product.

Cosmetic manufacturers do not reveal harmful substances of their products, which is the worst of all do not have to.

Heavy metals are too often in the cosmetic industry. They can be absorbed through the skin and cause hormonal disorders, cancer, neurological problems, memory loss, mood changes, developmental and reproductive disorders, kidney problems, headaches, vomiting, diarrhea, lung damage, dermatitis and hair loss.

Heavy metals are not intentionally added to the products. They are a byproduct of the manufacturing process. Campaign for Safe Cosmetics calls cosmetics manufacturers to start producing less harmful products and to clearly indicate the ingredients on the label.

The researchers tested the blood in people who have used these cosmetics, and found that their blood lead level was twice higher than normal.

Sometimes consumers of these products can have allergic reactions that indicate the harmfulness. If you notice any skin reaction to certain cosmetics, be sure to stop its use.

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