We all know that toxins are hazardous to our body. However, we bother the least about finding them in our cosmetic products. However, the fact is that we all should be worried about the presence of toxins in our shampoos and conditioners.

Our FDA has allowed manufacturers to use a wide range of chemicals in their cosmetic products. And they are using them in a free manner. Unfortunately, the allowed compounds also contains carcinogens that could cause endocrine problems and even liver failure.

According to the latest research it is found that manufacturers have been hiding what they are using in their products.

According to the data provided by the Center for Environmental Health (Oakland, California), they found cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA) in 98 shampoos studied by them. This is a well known carcinogen and a notorious compound that is being used in most of the cosmetic products. There are already 4 California manufacturers who are facing lawsuit because of it.

These companies have faced widespread allegations because of their actions because it is illegal for them to be using such compounds and not informing their customers about them. According to a study conducted last year, this substance was found to cause cancer in lab animals. Currently, cocamide DEA has been banned and is illegal to use in California.

You can find this compound in different cosmetics and shampoos you are using. The most popular brands that have been known to use it at different times include:

  • Colgate
  • Walmart
  • Palmolive
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Kohl’s
  • Prell

And many more!

According to laboratory tests, cocamide DEA has also been found in cosmetic products made for kids. The most concerning ones include Bubble Bath from Kmart’s store and one shampoo or conditioner by Babies R Us.

Currently, only 3 of the corporations which are involved in the lawsuit have agreed for reformulating their products.

It is crucial that you should be well aware of the possible hazards of this compound and you must be using some safe alternative. If you are serious about preserving your health, you should know what it is that you are using on your body.

So you should be careful from now in choosing the right cosmetic products for yourself.

Don’t spend your money on products which contain carcinogens. You should rather use natural and safe ingredients to formulate your own shampoo that helps keep your family’s health safe. You could also choose environment-friendly brands which are not using this and other toxic compounds in their shampoos and conditioners.

Source: Healthy Life Land