Toxic Ingredients In Your Home To Be On The Lookout For

Many of us are now very aware of the chemicals that are put in our food products and do everything to avoid them! But did you know that our bathrooms are a minefield of toxins too? In fact, there are a thousand times over more toxic chemicals in our personal care products than in our food!The average woman uses 12 different personal care products a day (the average man about 6) and each product contains a dozen or more chemical compounds. Less than 20% of these have been assessed for safety and studies now are finding that many of these compounds are directly or indirectly linked to cancers, skin irritation, early menopause and puberty, reproductive issues, impaired brain development, Alzheimer’s, kidney dysfunction and even obesity just to name a few. What’s even scarier is that recent studies have shown that the average woman absorbs about 5 lbs of these chemicals through her skin EVERY YEAR!Here is a list of 10 ingredients to look out for in your bathroom.


A known human carcinogen, it’s toxic to the immune system and respiratory track.



Can be listed as 1,4-dioxane, PEG, polysorbates, laureth or ethoxylated alcohols. Dioxanes are linked to cancer.


Derived from petroleum & coal tar. Corrosive to the eyes, the skin, and the respiratory tract causing lung edema. Harms the central nervous systems and heart and can cause dysrhythmia, seizures, and coma. The kidneys may be affected as well.


Actually anti-freeze. Linked to kidney and liver disease.


Coats the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins. Slows cellular development, creating earlier signs of aging. Linked to cancer & hormone disruption.


Disrupts hormone function, breast cancer, reproductive fertility, early puberty in children and early menopause in women.


Has been shown to cause reproductive and neurological damage.


Contains neurotoxins and is among the top five allergens in the world. Can cause loss of muscle control, brain damage, headaches, memory loss, problems with speech, hearing, and vision.


Found in mammary tumors. Known to increase infertility and neurological problems.


Has been linked with stomach, esophagus, liver and bladder cancers.

A great way to check if your brand of product is harming you and your family is to check them against the Environmental Working Groups Cosmetics Database.

Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database | Environmental Working Group

About the Author Dr. Budweiser

Dr. Budweiser is dedicated to the belief and philosophy that the mission of the medical industry should be to assist people with attaining health freedom. With more than 20 years experience as a chiropractor and a 30-year history in nutrition and as an international speaker, he travels the world sharing his knowledge on health, wellness and abundance. As a neuro-musculo-skeletal expert, he is an expert in the human frame and wellness and has been wildly successful in using The Weiser Living concept to help others regain their health and wholeness.

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