Taking care to read and understand ingredients in body care products, is a valuable step towards doing the right thing for your health and for our environment. By raising awareness about potentially harmful chemical exposure and applying the precautionary principle, you can help yourself to reduce the burden on your body and lessen the global impact.
Over 30 chemical ingredients, that may be linked to cancer, have been banned by the European Union on suspicion of their toxicity. Astonishingly, many international brands of bodycare continue to manufacture with these potentially dangerous chemicals for markets outside the European Union whilst taking the trouble to reformulate without these chemicals for the European market.
We have provided some information about commonly used chemicals in bodycare in this section. If you want to learn more about the potential harm to our health of these chemicals, read the topics on the left, and check out the 'Dirty Thirty' chemicals courtesy of Teens Turning Green.