Toxic Ingredients to Avoid in Personal Care Products
- Found in Anti-freeze
- Acts as a “surfactant” (wetting agent and solvent)
- Penetrates the skin and weakens protein and cellular structure
- Strong enough to remove barnacles from boats
Factory workers are required by the FDA to wear protective clothing when producing products containing these chemicals and are required to dispose of PG as toxic waste. PG penetrates the skin so quickly, the EPA warns against contact to prevent brain, liver and kidney abnormalities. There are no warning labels on products such as deodorants, where the concentration can be greater than in industrial applications.
Found In: Baby wipes, diaper creams, baby lotion, facial cleansing cloths, facial cleansers, body washes, shampoos, toothpastes, etc.
Safe Alternatives: Herbs, Essential Oils