What is Toxic Exposure?
Chemicals are especially present in products used in our homes such as cleaning supplies, laundry detergents, make-up and even in our foods and beverages. For example, Parabens and phthalates are commonly used chemicals which have been researched to cause cancer and type II diabetes. These two chemicals can be found in shampoo, make-up and various beauty products. Aluminum is also a common additive used in antiperspirants and scented products despite the fact that this toxin has been linked to increasing the risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer.
To live the most optimal life possible, limiting your exposure your toxins is essential to your wellbeing. Many people are unaware at how many subtle chemicals we are exposed to through modern conveniences such as household cleaners, detergents and dishwashing liquid.
Learning to identify toxins in household products, cleaning supplies, makeup and personal hygiene products is essential to finding optimal health possible.
Traditional products can contain the following concerning chemicals:
Phthalates are ingredients used in many cosmetics and other products to soften solvents. These chemicals have shown the possibility of damaging human health.
Parabens are a type of preservative used in many beauty and skincare products. The danger with these chemicals is that they can mimic estrogen in the body. When applied to the skin, they can seep into the bloodstream and create hormone imbalances and disrupt the body’s homeostasis.
SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate)/SLES (sodium laureth sulfate)This ingredient is what makes detergent lather and causes it to clean through grease. This chemical absorbs into the skin and has been known to cause rashes and allergic reactions.
DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (monoethanolamine), TEA (triethanolamine)These chemicals have been shown to disrupt hormones in the human body and are known for creating nitrates and nitrosamines. They also increased your risk of developing 1,4-dioxane toxicity due to regular exposure to these types of chemicals.
Triclosan. This chemical is a standard ingredient in traditional soaps because it acts as an antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral. It can be a hazard because it can disrupt the endocrine system and is a known “endocrine disruptor.”
Fragrance. The FDA does not mandate that chemicals listed as “fragrance” must be revealed on labeling or disclosed to consumers. Any given fragrance mixture can contain up to 3,000 chemicals.
Natural, organic products can be used to replace the toxin filled products in your home. A great way to do this is to swap out toxic products with safe, effective replacements. You can use a variety of natural ingredients to create organic items which are safe for you and your family. Mary Tylor Naturals is proud to offer a line of natural products to help you avoid toxic exposure. We stand by our motto, “Better Ingredients for a Better Life.”