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Cleaner Living: Toxin #3- Oxybenzone

Oxybenzone is another sunscreen culprit.  According to Wikipedia oxybenzone is an organic compound that has been shown to penetrate into the skin where it acts as a photosensitizer. This results in an increased production of free radicals under illumination, possibly making this substance a photocarcinogen.   It is a derivative of benzophenone, which can attack DNA when illuminated.  The European Commission on

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Cleaner Living: Toxin #2- Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A)

Retinyl Palmitate is also known as retinol and Vitamin A I’m not talking about the stuff in your Multi- vitamin.  Moderate intake of vitamin A-rich foods or dietary supplements is essential for health; it has also been reported to reduce skin cancer in organ transplant recipients. But Vitamin A and its derivative, retinyl palmitate, is often

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Cleaner Living: Toxin #1- Phthalates

Phthalates(pronounced “thalates”) are plastisizers used to soften plastic (primarily PVC) and add flexibility, transparency, durability, and longevity.  It is also a known hormone disruptor. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics cites that phthalates have been shown in studies to disrupt key hormone developments in boys and alter the normal development of the sex organs.  It has been shown in studies

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