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Cosmetics Containing Phthalates
Phthalates contains chemicals known to the state of california to cause cancer. Do they cause birth defects or other?
Don't know: We need well done scientific study to prove safety of phthalates. ...Read more
Cosmetics is a topic that includes the appearance-enhancing techniques that beauticians do, plus the medical equipment (such as lasers) and procedures available for decreasing or removing skin discolorations, minor birthmarks, freckles, wrinkles, tattoos, age spots, scars, body ...Read more
No health benefits: It is mostly used in cosmetics as a binder. Low toxicity potential but there are some concerns about unknown longterm effects and it's effects when combined with other substances. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diethyl_phthalate The CDC says it has no carcinogenic effects, but the CDC is not 100% perfect, being a government agency. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/substances/toxsubstance.asp?toxid=112 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Both parabens and phthtalates are chemicals found in cosmetic, skincare and other products for babies that can influence endocrine systems as disruptors. The precautionary principle dictates that we act to avoid these products and find alternatives given the possibility of harm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Non phthalates: Non phthalate inks are safe forchildrenGet a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to use a cold relief chest rub on a 13 month old there are no parabens mineral oil petroleum or Phthalates. the brand is babyganics?
YES: Most of the time there is no problem once the kids reach a year of age. Occasionally, because they do have thinner and more sensitive skin, there can be some irritation. If that happens just dress them in old PJ's you don't care about and put the rub right on the clothing instead of the skin. ...Read more
If am 5 weeks pregnant (from last period date) and used phthalate anhydride nail hardener and ingested some would that cause a miscarriage?
Can cosmetics from asia sold in france contain lead? Or should I wait and buy them back in the usa?
It depends: If you just need a lipstick for your big night in paris, it probably won't harm you to buy a tube, but if you're planning to buy a gross to bring back to the states, you might want to reconsider. Even cosmetics bought in the usa may not be safe as not everything imported can be inspected and it's too easy to conceal the country of origin on some products. Bottom line, know your sources! ...Read more
Do cosmetic products, for example moisturizers, contain dangerous chemicals? If so, what kind of moisturizer should one use, if any? What to avoid?
Controversial: There's many chemicals in our products, & though fda approved them in small doses, we are using them daily, large amounts, & in combinations, so the toxic effects are cumulative. Website about this info is ewg.Org/skindeep. The short list: avoid parabens, pthalates, sulfates, bha&bht, & sodium lauryl sulfate. You need a moisturizer that's suitable for your skin's needs. I like organicjojobaoil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer