5 Toxic Chemicals in Daily Using Products

June 23rd, 2017

Products manufactured from all over the world were undergone a safety test before they are available in the market. But in the case of cosmetic industry, U.S Food Council and Drug Administration have no authority to evaluate to safety test. So, the cosmetic industries manufacturing 1000s of products such as lipstick, face cream, mascara, sunscreen etc. are available in the market nowadays.


From the research of Harvard’ school of Public Health, the people in the United States were consuming more than a hundred chemicals such as soap, cream, conditioners etc. before leaving the home in the morning.

It is impossible to avoid the usage of chemicals totally, but the consumers should understand the risk factors and avoid using the chemical products once in a while. If you have any clarifications regarding the risk of a particular product you many get guidance from chemical consulting firms. Here are the 5 Toxic Chemicals in Daily using products,

  1. Chemical filters in Sunscreen
  2. Fragrances
  3. Parabens
  4. Triclosan
  5. Toluene

Mostly Sunscreens are made up of mineral or chemical filters to block sunlight. In the case of chemical filters, there is a combination of two or more ingredients avobenzone, homosalate, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene and oxybenzone. A mineral filter contains titanium or zinc oxide. According to Environmental Working Group (EWG), they found that oxybenzone is the harmful chemical used in sunscreen.

In Fragrances Diethyl phthalate caused allergic reactions sometimes it leads to organ damage. Parabens are used as a preservative for the products such as deodorants, shampoos, creams, and facials. This will result in breast cancer tumors.

Triclosan is an anti-bacterial agent used in antibacterial soaps and toothpaste. It has the ability to lowers the muscle function. Toluene is the chemical which is found in nail polish and hair dyes. EWG noted that Toluene is a toxic ingredient and it causes fetus damage and lowers immunity. Chemical companies in India are famous for quality chemical products.

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