Cleaner Living: Toxin #11 BHA (Butylated hydroxyanisole)

Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)- not to be confused with beta hydroxy acid (also abbreviated BHA)- is a preservative found in food and cosmetics.  It is used to keep fats from going rancid and to preserve shelf life of cosmetics.  Most common foods it can be found in butter, meats, cereals, chewing gum, baked goods, snack foods, dehydrated… Read More Cleaner Living: Toxin #11 BHA (Butylated hydroxyanisole)

Cleaner Living: Toxin #10- Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde. Yes, the stuff they use for embalming bodies to temporarily prevent decomposition can be found in your personal care products. Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen, skin irritant, and can bring on or worsen respiratory ailments, such as asthma.  Personal care products that contain formaldehyde expose its users to this chemical through inhaling off-gas, ingestion, or… Read More Cleaner Living: Toxin #10- Formaldehyde