Chemicals & why should you care?
Many cancers are hormone driven.
My cancer, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, is estrogen positive, and the most common type of breast cancer diagnosed.
My cancer feeds on hormones.
MANY of these synthetic chemicals, INGREDIENTS, in our products have hormone disrupting properties, which give cancer a lot to feed on.
The connection is there. We should care.
Over 1300 chemicals have been banned from use
in cosmetics in Europe and Canada,
while the U.S. has banned just over 10.
The law protects the companies, not the consumers in the United States.
In Europe and Canada, the burden of proof, of whether a chemical is harmful or not, lies with the company, it is strictly regulated.
In the U.S., the burden of proof of harmful chemicals, lies with the consumer. We, the consumer, need to prove that these chemicals are hurting us.
We mistakenly think our products are safe, that these companies would not add harmful ingredients to their products. We are wrong.
When profits are involved,
companies will choose $$$ over people.
Products that include harmful chemicals:
HAIR PRODUCTS IN GENERAL
The list is endless...
My genetic make-up might have made me more susceptible to these synthetic chemicals – while your genetic make-up might not. But, like me, you won’t know if they affect you until it’s too late.
Bottom line, these chemicals should not be in our products.